UK Giving

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Insight into donor behaviour, key issues affecting charities and responses to significant UK events.

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Each month we ask more than 1000 UK adults about their giving behaviour and their thoughts on current charity issues. We publish our findings as a free infographic.  Sign up to receive our latest research by email.

  • Place-based giving

    Place-based giving

    The government's Civil Society Strategy made "place" one of its five key themes. In this research with UK donors we explored this theme and asked for their views on place-based giving.
  • Trust in the charity sector

    Trust in the charity sector

    Public trust in charities has been thrown into sharp focus in recent months. Over the last year we've been tracking trust in the charity sector month by month and our latest infographic shows how the public's trust in charities is responding.
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    Contactless donations

    Contactless payment technology is being used more and more by charities as a way of accepting donations. So for July's research with UK donors we asked them about their attitudes towards one of these innovations – contactless donation tins.
  • Small charities research

    Public awareness of small charities

    For our June UK Giving infographic we focus on the public's awareness of small charities and the work they do.
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    Donors who give by Direct Debit

    For our May UK Giving infographic we focus on donors who give by Direct Debit, memberships and through their pay.


UK Giving

CAF UK Giving 2019

The number of people in the UK regularly giving to charity has declined for the third year in a row, according to our UK Giving report. Understand why in our latest report.

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Wales Giving 2019

Our first Wales Giving report provides unique insight into Welsh generosity and the challenges for charity in the region.

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Scotland Giving 2019

Our research reveals the key facts and trends of charitable giving in Scotland.

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