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Philantropy Ecosystem in the UK



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Charities and Philanthropy Fostering Positive Change

Philanthropy has long been embedded in the cultural fabric of the UK. From the Victorian era, when prominent figures like Joseph Rowntree and George Peabody established trusts to alleviate poverty and promote education, to the present day, philanthropists have sought to tackle diverse challenges facing society. Historic endowments, such as the Wellcome Trust and the Nuffield Foundation, have laid the foundation for modern philanthropy in the country.

Charities and philanthropy are crucial in society as they address social needs, fill service gaps, promote justice and equality, encourage innovation, mobilize public support, supplement government efforts, and give a voice to the underrepresented. They provide essential services, respond to emerging challenges, reduce disparities, foster innovation, raise awareness, collaborate with governments, and advocate for marginalized communities. Their contributions create positive impacts and contribute to a more inclusive and compassionate society.

The UK government supports charities and philanthropic organizations through various means, including tax incentives, the Gift Aid scheme, funding and grants, collaboration and partnerships, policy and regulatory frameworks, capacity building and training, social investment, and consultation and collaboration. These forms of support aim to encourage charitable giving, provide financial resources, enhance organizational capacity, stimulate innovation, ensure transparency and accountability, and involve charitable perspectives in policy-making processes.

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UK Government's Support for Philanthropic Endeavors

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The UK government provides various forms of support to charities and philanthropic organizations to encourage and facilitate their work. Some key ways in which the government supports these entities are:

- Tax Incentives

- The Gift Aid scheme allows charities to claim back basic rate tax on donations made by UK taxpayers.

- The government allocates funds and grants to support specific initiatives and programs run by charities and philanthropic organizations

- The government actively seeks to collaborate with charities and philanthropy to address social issues.

- The government provides support for capacity building and training initiatives aimed at strengthening the capabilities of charitable organizations.

- The UK government has established social investment initiatives and funds to provide financial support to social enterprises and organizations addressing social and environmental issues.

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Experts in the field of AI from UK

The UK is home to a rich pool of influential experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence who have made significant contributions to this rapidly evolving domain. With their deep understanding of machine learning, data science, and related fields, these AI experts are playing a pivotal role in advancing the development and application of innovative AI solutions. The expertise and thought leadership of these UK-based AI experts have positioned the country at the forefront of AI advancements, garnering global recognition for their contributions to the field.

Strategic Partners

ATLAS (Assistive Technology, Longevity and Ageing Society)

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Assistive Technology, Longevity and Ageing Society (ATLAS) is an advocacy initiative by Deep Knowledge Group for the prioritisation of frontier technologies in AssistiveTech and AgeTech to impact lives on a global scale. ATLAS believes that technology is a major enabler of social inclusion in the world and so leverages partnerships via tech founders, venture philanthropy, and impact investment to deliver a future of technology for all.

Biogerontology Research Foundation

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The Biogerontology Research Foundation is the UK's leading charity focused on Longevity, supporting ageing research, and multiple initiatives relating to advancing Healthy Longevity and expediting the coming paradigm shift from disease treatment to personalised precision prevention. It was actively involved in the successful initiative of adding a new extension code for "ageing-related diseases" (XT9T) accepted in 2018 by the World Health Organization during the last revisions of its International Classification of Diseases framework.

Oxford Society of Ageing and Longevity

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Oxford Society of Ageing and Longevity Is a student-led organisation with the goal of accelerating the process of bringing ageing under medical control by galvanizing widespread support for the up-and-coming field of rejuvenation biotechnology.

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