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The objectives of Beacon

  • To run a nationally recognised prize scheme through which the charity sector can acknowledge and reward exceptional philanthropic acts by individuals (giving of time, leadership, money, skills and ideas)

  • To highlight motivating role models and forms of giving to inspire and educate the next generation of philanthropists

  • To showcase and implement innovative grant-making techniques through an annual grant by Beacon

  • To develop a Fellowship body of prize winners who, as they grow in number, will be an active force in the charity sector and actively support and encourage an improved culture of giving in the UK

"I commend the Beacon Fellowship Charitable Trust for its work in creating the Beacon Prize to recognise exceptional and inspirational individual achievements and contributions. This will be an important contribution to our collective efforts to promote a culture of giving and volunteering for all, strengthening and empowering our communities to play a full role in our society of the future. I wish the Beacon Fellowship Charitable Trust every success."

Gordon Brown, Prime Minister