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Giving in Scotland

03 November 2017

A recent report published by CAF “Giving in Scotland 2017” demonstrated that Scottish people are more generous and more likely to get involved with charities compared with other parts of the UK.

The report found that in 2016 two thirds of people in Scotland donated to charity with donations totalling £813M, with the main causes benefitting being medical research, animal welfare and children and young people

Involvement isn’t limited to donating money, the report also stated that Scottish people are more likely to volunteer than the UK average, with 1 in 5 having volunteered with women (94%) more likely to have participated in any charitable or social activity than men.

Looking to future generations, there is a high engagement rate amongst young people, with 94 % of 16-24 year olds having participated in a charitable and social activity.

Giles Ruck CEO Foundation Scotland commented “Through our work we have been aware for many years that Scottish people are very generous. What is particularly encouraging is to see such a high level engagement amongst young people, who will hopefully go onto become the next generation of philanthropists”.

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