Aim & Objectives
The Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good’s aim is to strengthen, enhance and challenge theory, practice and policy relating to philanthropy and its relationship to public good through high-quality, internationally recognised research and scholarship.
To achieve this, our work has three objectives:
To carry out relevant, impactful, research that contributes to both theoretical understanding and applied knowledge on philanthropy and the public good, and that contributes to the growing field of philanthropy studies.
To convene and serve as the intellectual forum for policy and practice thinking on philanthropy and the public good nationally, in Scotland and the UK, and internationally, by working with relevant individual and organisational stakeholders, and by providing an informed platform for the development and discussion of new ideas and thinking in the field.
To provide demonstrable societal benefits through sharing and exchanging knowledge and know how with academic and non-academic audiences, acting in advisory capacities, and generating awareness of issues relating to philanthropy and the public good.
We are an institutional member of:
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Philanthropy to the Rescue? Exploring the opportunities, strengths and challenges of philanthropy
Grant reference ES/M002578/1 For further information on the grant, please click here.
The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science /Bates Wells Braithwaite London LLP
+3 PhD Project – Social Investment and the engagement of private investors