Number of Donors in United Kingdom Continues to Fall

Philanthropy News Digest | May 13, 2019

The number of individuals regularly giving to charity in the United Kingdom has dropped for the third consecutive year, a report from the Charities Aid Foundation finds. The annual report, UK Giving (21 pages, PDF), is based on interviews with more than twelve thousand individuals conducted over the past year and shows trends in giving over the past three years. According to the report, the number of people, as a percentage of the population, in the UK making individual gifts fell from 69 percent in 2016 to 65 percent in 2018, while the percentage of those who said they believe charities are trustworthy fell from 51 percent to 48 percent.

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This document is issued by the Charities Regulator under section 14(1)(i) of the Charities Act 2009, to encourage and facilitate the better administration and management of charitable organisations. It is published as part of a suite of guidance, intended to provide support to charity trustees to meet their legal duties, by putting in place systems, processes and policies which ensure charities are managed in an effective, efficient, accountable and transparent way.

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