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The Law Family Commission on Civil Society

The Law Family Commission on Civil Society is an ambitious programme of ground-breaking research into how we can unleash the potential of civil society, to harness and enhance the powerful community bonds that exist in our nation.


Author: Tia Manavis

How can PBE help your charity?

We are excited to announce that we now have capacity to start working with charities again on analysis and advocacy projects. We are on the lookout for new projects to start in 2022. If you have a project idea that you’d like us to consider, please get in touch!


Author: Tia Manavis

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  • Mind the Giving Gap: Unleashing the potential of UK philanthropy

    The latest PBE study for the Law Family Commission on Civil Society looks at how falling participation in philanthropy, a decline in average giving by the wealthiest, and persistently unclaimed Gift Aid have combined to create a three-fold ‘giving gap’. Read more

  • The Geography of Generosity

    Charities offer part of the solution to each and every challenge of levelling up. But charities and their sources of financing aren't evenly spread. How can we drive up giving in the places that can benefit the most? Read more

  • Exploring the economic impact of Power2’s Teens and Toddlers programme

    This research provides an economic breakeven analysis for Teens and Toddlers - an educational programme designed to help young people succeed at school through the experience of mentoring nursery children. Read more