Foundations increase grantmaking to £2.7bn
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Foundations increase grantmaking to £2.7bn

28 Sep 2016 | Gareth Jones

Foundation grantmaking has increased despite pressure on incomes, according to this year’s annual Foundation Giving Trends report.

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