CAF reports £2bn more donated to charities in 2022

Civil Society published statisitcs from UK Giving Report 2023 which has estimated £12.7bn was donated to charities in 2022, This is an increase of £2bn on the year before. Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)’s latest study of household donor behaviour reports that giving spiked in March and April last year, seemingly in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with average donations increasing in those months to £85 and £64, respectively. However, it says that donations throughout the rest of the year were similar to 2021 and lower than pre-pandemic levels. It also says that volunteering and sponsorship have still not recovered to pre-2020 levels, which CAF said suggests “a worrying and permanent change in charitable activity”.

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