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Number of Donors in United Kingdom Continues to Fall

May 13, 2019 / Philanthropy News Digest

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.