Research published in 2012 showed that fewer
households are giving to charity. We wanted to
investigate the barriers that prevent people from giving, and find
new opportunities that can make it easier for people to
In order to do this we established the
Growing Giving Inquiry, a cross-party Inquiry that received
evidence from a range of organisations with ideas for the future of
giving in the UK.
The final report includes a number of exciting
proposals designed to ensure that people of all ages are able to
support charity, and that future generations grow up giving.
The Growing Giving Inquiry was chaired by Rt
Hon David Blunkett MP, with Andrew Percy MP and Baroness Tyler of
Enfield serving as co-chairs.
Over the course of a year, the Inquiry held
three evidence sessions in Parliament featuring contributions from
the likes of NUS, Google and BT. In addition, interested
organisations were encouraged to submit written evidence to offer
their thoughts on the future of giving.
The final report draws on evidence received
over the previous year and proposes a number of recommendations
targeted at a range of different audiences, including charities,
businesses and government. Each is designed to make it easier for
people to engage with and support the causes that they care
The report also focuses on the UK’s strong
giving culture. We have a proud history of charitable giving that
has served the test of time, and people in the UK are still
extremely keen to give their time and money in support of others.
This report and recommendations aims to build on existing
enthusiasm and get more people involved with giving.