The Charities Aid Foundation argues that philanthropy should be a central part of the discussion about the future of cities in the UK and makes specific recommendations to usher in a new golden age of civic giving. It recommends actions to be taken by central and local government, locally elected mayors, the public sector, philanthropists and charities. These include:
-The development of a clear narrative about civic philanthropy
-The establishment of Local Philanthropy Partnerships
-The publication of a philanthropy strategy by regionally elected mayors and
-The stimulation of a wider culture of giving in cities.