The CGAP is the UK's first research Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy. We are a consortium of British research institutions with strong links into the charity sector. As such, we bring together the expertise of NCVO and research teams in five universities: University of Strathclyde, University of Kent, University of Southampton, Cass Business School and University of Edinburgh

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Aims and activities

Our aims are to develop relevant knowledge and engage with donors, charities and practitioners. This involves:

In this way we will build a better understanding of charitable giving and philanthropy for donors, charities and policymakers. We will also be better positioned to promote the strategic role of philanthropy in meeting today's social needs.

Partner roles

Partners lead on different areas of the programme:

The Centre has been jointly funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Office for Civil Society, Carnegie UK Trust and Scottish Government.

Who we are

Professor Jenny Harrow and Professor Cathy Pharoah are the Co-Directors of the Centre. They bring collective academic and practice experience, and demonstrate the Centre's commitment to working across academic and practice communities.

The Centre is chaired by Professor Arthur Williamson and has a steering committee whose membership represents academic, voluntary sector, government and business worlds.