This annual survey provides the latest research on individuals' giving to charity - how much is given, who the donors are, where the donations go and the trends over time.

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  • what is the total amount given to charity by individuals in 2010/11?
  • how do people give?
  • who gives and who gives more than others?
  • what causes do people give to?
  • how much is given by the highest-level donors?
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proportion of donors 2012 UK Giving


UK Giving 2012 is the eighth port in a series of in-depth surveys of the charitable giving habits of the UK public.

The survey is commissioned by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), and is carried out in three waves (June, October and February) by the Office of National Statistics as a module in the Omnibus survey.

The survey interviews adults aged16 and over in their homes about their giving over the past month, and typically has a sample size of more than 3,000.This document is a summary of the survey findings for 2011/12.

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