18 December 2020
The events of 2020 have had a devastating impact on many and particularly on those most vulnerable. As the world now begins to plan beyond direct relief and look forward to economic recovery and reinvigorating communities, a collective and concerted effort from across the spectrum of all community stakeholders is required to rebuild livelihoods in the long term. Place-based giving schemes are having a positive and tangible impact across the world - funding, engaging and creating stronger communities and we are proud of our continued involvement in this approach.
In the UK the Macquarie Group Foundation is the principal funder and founder of the BIG Alliance (Businesses for Islington Giving) that has partnered with local charity Islington Giving - an independent group of local funders, businesses, residents and voluntary organisations collaborating to raise awareness of poverty and inequality in a borough of striking social extremes. Islington Giving has inspired a charitable model for the 21st century, with over 20 other ‘giving’ organisations being set up across London alone.
In collaboration with communities, the BIG Alliance is just one of the many place-based giving schemes that’s making an impact in across UK. Working collaboratively and building strong partnerships is crucial to having a lasting impact and we look forward to continuing our support of the BIG Alliance.