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Honours awarded for philanthropy halve in five years | The Times

9 February 2021

Coinciding with the launch of Beacon Collaborative’s report on ‘The UK as a Centre of Excellence for International Philanthropists and Social Investors’, John Studzinski speaks to The Times about why honours awarded for philanthropy have halved in five years.

“John Studzinski, a financier whose Genesis Foundation has given £20 million to the creative industries, said that the honours system should “celebrate” philanthropists. He said that the Charity Commission and Treasury should be “more accessible to international donors”, adding: “Philanthropy is a bit like patience and humility. It should be part of our cultural demeanour.”

Read the Times article.

Read Beacon Collaborative’s report.