More People Giving to Charity
(via Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action)
By Rachel Shannon
The research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland found that 89% of people donated money to charity in the last 12 months, an increase from 81% in 2015. The number of people who donated money to charity over the last four weeks saw a similar trend with an increase from 57% in 2015 to 68% 2016. Comparison to UK wide research conducted by the Charities Aid Foundation (2016) suggests that people in Northern Ireland are more likely to donate money to charity than people in other parts of the UK.
The youngest age group surveyed (16-24 years) was least likely to have donated money to charity while those aged 45-54 years were most likely to have made a donation.
Notably the 16-24 years age group was most likely to state that the amount of money they give to charity will increase over the next 12 months.
The average amount donated to charity over a four-week period by donors was £37.80 which marked an increase from £29.99 in 2015. The median donation from donors (£10) over a four-week period however showed no change between 2015 and 2016.