Barclays Wealth launches Early Interventions: An Economic Approach to Charitable Giving, a new report which applies an in-depth economic analysis to UK charitable giving.
The report, written in association with New Philanthropy Capital, takes a ‘return-on-investment’ approach to philanthropy and explores how private funders can help tackle the root causes of the most expensive social issues. By funding early stage, preventative approaches, the report shows how this can bring significant savings to society as well as improving the lives of individuals.
New Philanthropy Capital conducted extensive research, surveyed experts within the charitable sector and reviewed a significant volume of published economic data in order to produce this paper. The result is a challenging report which helps to weigh up the issues faced by private funders who wish to take an economic approach when deciding which causes to support. It gives a new perspective on where effective change can be made to help improve the economic well-being of society and highlights important considerations when trying to navigate the myriad of social issues faced by today’s philanthropist.