UK charitable donations down 11%

LONDON - Charitable donations in the UK are down by 11% year-on-year, according to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).

Charitable Aid Foundation
Charitable Aid Foundation

According to the organisation's annual report, a total of £9.9bn was given to charities in the 2008/09 financial year.

However, the proportion of people giving and the average donation fell from 27.7m in 2007/08 to 26.9m over the past 12 months. The mean amount per donor also declined year-on-year from £33 to £31.

CAF adds that the uptake of Gift Aid for remains ‘poor', and that there has been a ‘noticeable fall' in ‘donations by higher-income earners and those in professional occupations.

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