About

This site includes my personal views on current issues affecting trusts and foundations in the UK.

For 25 years I have worked and volunteered in a variety of different grantmaking and funding settings – including local government, NHS and voluntary sector organisations.

I believe that philanthropy – “the desire to promote the welfare of others” – is a fundamental resource for our individual and collective obligation to create and sustain a world that is fair for everyone.

Philanthropy isn’t just about giving money.  It is also about giving time, ideas and support to organisations, individuals and initiatives that will reduce inequalities and advance social justice.

Philanthropy is a personal choice we can all make.

James Fitzpatrick