People at Beacon

The awards were set up in 2003 with the aim of promoting effective philanthropic giving through the creation of a nationally recognised awards scheme and a fellowship body of philanthropists to highlight best practice and innovation in philanthropy.

We hope that others will be inspired and encouraged to make their own contribution through the great stories of giving that emerge through the Beacon Awards.


UK Community Foundations

Since 2010, the Beacon Awards have been managed by UK Community Foundations (UKCF).

UKCF are a network of 46 Community Foundations across the UK. We provide advice and support to our member Community Foundations, and channel national-level funding to where it's needed most. In 2013-14, we awarded over 20,000 grants to a range of organisations and projects, making a real difference to local communities across the UK. Click here to find out more about the work we've done.


Beacon Board

Read more about the Beacon Board here.