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Drop in charitable giving

The study by Third Sector Donating Trends in the UK 2019 shows the first dip in charitable giving since 2016.

The report says 76% of respondents gave to charity in the past year, compared with 81-82% in the year before that, the first fall since the report was first published in 2016.

The report, based on a survey of more than 2,000 adults, reflects changing donating habits among UK adults across a broad range of demographics. The greatest fall in giving by age group occurred among respondents aged 16 to 24, where only 73 per cent said they gave, compared with 80 per cent in 2018.

The main reason cited for not donating was not being able to afford to do so (60 per cent), followed by not trusting charities (27 per cent) and not enough of the money reaching the cause (26 per cent). This year’s Donating Trends study reports a sharp fall in the number of people who say they trust charities to spend their money wisely.

Read: Third Sector – Third Sector study shows first dip in charitable giving since 2016