Philanthropy

Helping you support the causes you care about

 

 

Philanthropy

Helping you support the causes you care about

 

You’re wealthy and you enjoy the lifestyle it brings. It’s perfectly natural to reach a point where you start thinking about how your money might benefit others.

You may choose to set up a direct debit of charitable donations – a great way to give something back. Or you may want to go deeper with your giving and get more directly involved with a cause you care about.

Whichever approach you choose, we could help you every step of the way.

 

Why give?

Philanthropy is a desire to be part of social change. It involves bringing together all your resources – your money, time and expertise – to help solve society’s most pressing problems. It’s an incredibly powerful way to figure out what you want your wealth to stand for over the long term.

Major events, like the coronavirus pandemic that began in 2020, reveal how difficult it can be for formal funding to reach the right organisations quickly when needed. This is where philanthropy can be at its most powerful and beneficial.

The good news is that, while the challenges facing society are becoming more complicated, there are more opportunities than ever to deal with them.

 

Getting Started

The experiences that shape you are as important as the financial assets you can bring to philanthropy. As a starting point we encourage you to think about three factors:

  • explore your values, interests and passions around giving
  • consider any learning you’ll need to undertake and what impact your input can have
  • explore the resources which you can bring to your giving – such as time, expertise and networks

The place where these factors meet will help you chart the direction of your philanthropic journey and give it focus.

 

Getting Started

The experiences that shape you are as important as the financial assets you can bring to philanthropy. As a starting point we encourage you to think about three factors:

  • explore your values, interests and passions around giving
  • consider any learning you’ll need to undertake and what impact your input can have
  • explore the resources which you can bring to your giving – such as time, expertise and networks

The place where these factors meet will help you chart the direction of your philanthropic journey and give it focus.

 

What next?

After helping you get underway, we provide advice on every subsequent stage of your giving. This includes, where appropriate, helping you set up a trust or foundation for a more strategic approach. The key steps we work through are:

Developing a strategy
involving your family
having the biggest impact
Developing relationships with good causes
Reviewing the results

What next?

After helping you get underway, we provide advice on every subsequent stage of your giving. This includes, where appropriate, helping you set up a trust or foundation for a more strategic approach. The key steps we work through are:

Developing a strategy
involving your family
having the biggest impact
Developing relationships with good causes
Reviewing the results

Why Coutts?

We can trace our history of charitable giving back over 300 years – it’s in our DNA. Angela Burdett-Coutts, a key figure from our past, was one of the most renowned and pioneering philanthropists of all time.

So rest assured we’re as passionate about ensuring you make the most of your giving as you are.

We were the first private bank in the UK to establish a dedicated philanthropy team, and have been helping our clients make sure their giving is effective and rewarding ever since. Our award-winning* specialists help clients turn their good intentions into tangible benefits for the causes they care about in the most effective way.

*Best Private Bank for Philanthropic Services - Global Finance - World's Best Private Bank Awards 2020

Meet the team

Rachel Harrington

Specialist Adviser

Rachel joined Coutts in 2011 and leads our specialist advice and client support on philanthropy, family wealth, business succession and educating the next generation. She has 15 years’ experience which includes working in the non-profit sector.

 

 

 

Victoria Papworth

Specialist Adviser

Victoria joined Coutts in 2020 and provides support to wealthy clients and their families around their philanthropy and aspirations for giving. She brings considerable experience of working as an adviser to clients, charities, social enterprises and government around donations and strategic funding. Her priorities are helping clients ensure their wealth supports their family values, and that they give effectively and intelligently to the causes they care about.

Stuart May

Specialist Adviser

Stuart joined Coutts in 2012. He specialises in helping families develop a collective vision and strategy for their wealth.

 

The Coutts Foundation

We have our own philanthropic endeavours at Coutts too, which include supporting the independent Coutts Foundation. It helps tackle the causes and consequences of poverty by supporting numerous organisations that adopt a sustainable approach to dealing with them.

 

Visit the Foundation's website

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW WE COULD HELP YOU WITH YOUR PHILANTHROPY, SPEAK TO YOUR PRIVATE BANKER OR CALL COUTTS 24 ON 020 7957 2424.

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