Categories

You will find the seven award categories listed below.

We will celebrate the work of the Fellows who have been recognised in each category at the awards ceremony on 6 February.

  • Beacon Award for Cultural Philanthropy

    This award celebrates the work of an individual, family or small group of individuals working collaboratively, whose giving significantly enriches the cultural fabric of society through dedication to the arts and/or heritage.
  • Beacon Award for Impact Investment

    This award celebrates the work of an individual, family or small group of individuals working collaboratively, who have addressed social, charitable or environmental challenges while generating a financial return
  • Beacon Award for Philanthropy Advocate

    This award celebrates the work of an individual, family or small group of individuals working collaboratively, who are passionate advocates for philanthropy, inspiring people to become involved in giving to social, environmental or charitable causes.
  • Beacon Award for Pioneering Philanthropy

    This award celebrates the work of an individual, family or small group of individuals working collaboratively, who through their giving have demonstrated an original approach in meeting a social, environmental or charitable cause.
  • Beacon Award for Place-Based Philanthropy

    This award celebrates the work of an individual, family or small group of individuals working collaboratively, whose giving serves a geographical area – whether a village, city, region or country. This category may be appropriate for philanthropic activity related to education.
  • Beacon Award for Targeted Philanthropy

    This award celebrates the work of an individual, family or small group of individuals working collaboratively, whose giving serves a group of people with a common identity or particular need, for example students, minorities, people with a disability, people who are homeless, people with specific health needs - this category could cover giving for the purpose of education or research.
  • Beacon Award for City Philanthropy

    (Sponsored by the City of London Corporation’s charity City Bridge Trust)
    This award celebrates the achievements of an individual, or small group of individuals working collaboratively, whose philanthropy serves to inspire others in the financial, professional or business sectors as a model of engaged philanthropy. Nominees in this category must work in the City of London, Mayfair or Canary Wharf.