Philanthropy has played a pivotal role in education for centuries.


The notion of giving back to your roots, or of investing in the schooling of the generations who follow in your footsteps, is hugely attractive to many people the world over. In the UK, philanthropy at every tier of education – including in the state sector - is fundamental to educational excellence and innovation.

The Philanthropy Tree draws knowledge from an ambitious programme of capital campaigns within one of the worst funded state schools in England. We combine those lessons with experience and insight from the wider not for profit sector, and share them with those who are looking for a fresh, vibrant and inspirational approach to fundraising and development and to balancing traditional income streams with modern philanthropy at its best.