Philanthropy Beyond London (2012)
This report, commissioned by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport, examines ways in which higher levels of philanthropy and increased fundraising capacity for the culture and heritage sector in England may now be encouraged. It looks in particular beyond London, reflecting the fact that London and those organisations based in London, benefit from around 70% of all philanthropy generated in England. This is due in no small part to their comparative size and professional approach and the concentration of philanthropic sources in London. But overall voluntary funding of organisations in the cultural sector across England has not increased over the past ten years. It has remained on average a consistent 9% of total income according to Arts Council England statistics.