Following on from our Growing up Giving report, which found that schools lie at the heart of the bond between young people and charities, we've carried out a survey exploring teachers’ thoughts on the relationship between schools and charities.

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95% feel schools have an important role teaching young people about charity work and the wider society

The survey asked what teachers thought about:

  • the impact of charity involvement on students – are there substantial benefits?
  • how charities engage with schools – and with how many?
  • the barriers schools face when it comes to working with charities
  • effective ways to help develop a closer relationship between schools and charities
  • how the relationships work – are the students or the teachers ‘in charge’?


The aim of this research was to provide some context for our Growing Giving campaign; to understand how schools engage with charities - and whether this relationship can be improved.

The campaign aims to close the ‘generation gap’ in charitable giving and encourage younger generations to give more time and money to charity, ensuring people keep on giving throughout their lives.

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We work to build a stronger charitable sector in the UK and across the world by running campaigns, influencing government and encouraging people to give to good causes.

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