The Benefact Group has produced its inaugural report on Giving and Volunteering, and it makes for important reading. The Benefact Group is owned by Benefact Trust and you can find out more about them at https://benefacttrust.co.uk/about-us/ but after being around for 135 years, they are worth listening to.
Their ‘The Value of Giving 2022’ report has many insights, including:
- The value of volunteering has returned to pre-pandemic levels.
- The value of charitable donations fell to £4.3 billion in 2022, down from £9.3 billion in 2021, and this fall was mostly due to the cost-of-living crisis.
- Both volunteering and donation are associated with positive mental health outcomes.
You can see the data behind the headlines, and more insights, at https://benefactgroup.com/fundraising-resources/charity-fundraising-articles/value-of-giving-report/