Faculty & Research

Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy

CGAP at Cass is a network of researchers dedicated to advancing our understanding of giving and philanthropy, and to sharing and disseminating knowledge in philanthropy research, policy and practice.

Aims and programme

Global expectations of the philanthropy and civil society are growing rapidly as governments re-define their role in social welfare.  CGAP's current programme is examining the contributions of charitable trusts and foundations, individual and corporate giving, philanthropy education and the emerging challenges of the new institutions and modes of giving.  Through events, publications, topical briefings and the web, CGAP aims to inform and share knowledge about trends and issues in giving in the UK and worldwide.

CGAP's history

CGAP at Cass builds on an initial joint award from the ESRC, Cabinet Office and Scottish Government to a set of partner universities and institutions to look at areas ranging from the trends and institutions of giving to issues of entrepreneurialism, redistribution and motivation. CGAP's Five-Year Review 2008-2013 summarises this programme's achievements, and all data and research outputs can be accessed via the archive on our collaboration site cgap.org.uk

Who we are

Professors Jenny Harrow and Cathy Pharoah are the Co-Directors of the Centre, collectively bringing substantial academic and practice experience, and demonstrate the Centre's commitment to working across academic and practice communities.  Dr Tobias Jung is Senior Lecturer in the University of St Andrews, a founder member of the CGAP consortium and ongoing CGAP partner in Scotland.  They are supported by a network of associates including Charles Keidan (Philanthropy Practice Research Fellow), Diana Leat (Visiting Professor) and Meta Zimmeck (Research Associate).