Matthew Bowcock was chair of the national Community Foundation Network, a post he took up in November 2008. He stepped down at the end of his two terms in 2013.
A serial entrepreneur, Bowcock has founded technology companies in Australia, the US and the UK. In 2000, he established the Hazelhurst Trust, and later became a trustee of the Surrey Community Foundation.
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Introducing charitable-giving accounts into high street banks could increase giving by up to £1bn, the Philanthropy Review has suggested today.
The Philanthropy Review has issued a “call-to-action” to businesses, philanthropists and government to adopt proposals which it says will earn charities an additional £2bn by 2015.
The British public has the capacity to give more, but there is no consensus as to whether and what tax incentives can encourage more philanthropy, it was evident at a meeting of sector representatives in Westminster yesterday.
If the objective is to ensure wealthy people pay some tax, then why not introduce a minimum tax contribution before reliefs apply, rather than capping the tax relief. Would that work?
A new community foundation launching today in Dorset will offer donors a new level of control over their gifts.
Britain lags far behind America in terms of a giving culture, so it’s about time we started actively teaching lessons in philanthropy in schools says Matthew Bowcock. Britain collectively donated a staggering £10.6bn last year, so in spite of the economic climate the shutters are far from down on charitable giving.