The 2010 Sunday Times Rich List was released yesterday. Every Fundraiser in the country probably has one but its still a useful resource. Apparently there will be some information online next week for those that didnt get a copy.
They do have an annual giving list, which is great, and the paper reports that:
Crucially, we find that the rich are still opening their wallets for charitable activity. Our annual Giving List shows that the top 100 charitable givers donated £2.493billion last year, down £324m from £2.817 billion the year before.
Although this represents an 11.5% fall, most of the charity accounts relate to the year to April 2009 — a period when the fortunes of the super-rich were plummeting by the day, leading to the 37% fall in their wealth reported in the 2009 Rich List. So, relatively speaking, philanthropy remains buoyant, with several windfall donations establishing foundations that will generate huge sums for generations to come.