Guide to the Giving Green Paper

The main themes of the paper

Green Paper says giving by mobile phone should be made easier
Green Paper says giving by mobile phone should be made easier

- Government's role is limited: social action "has to be built from the bottom up"

- Giving "should be made as easy and attractive as possible"

- New technology can help to overcome obstacles and set new social norms

- Giving by mobile phone should be made easier and the power of social media should be harnessed

- Other ideas include giving at ATMs and 'rounding up the pound' on card purchases

- Donation of money, assets, time, skills, knowledge and energy should be "properly recognised and celebrated"

- Communities can play a critical role and business can offer valuable support

- The Community First programme will include £30m for grants to groups in deprived areas and £50m for community endowment match funding

- Volunteers and philanthropists "are the lifeblood of charities, community groups and social enterprises"

- A £10m Volunteering Match Fund and a £42.5m Volunteering Infrastructure Programme will be set up

- Charities should improve their social impact reporting as a way of attracting more donations

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