What's the Isssue?

What's the Issue?

While charitable donations from older people have doubled since the 1980s, the proportion of donations made by the under-30s has more than halved. More than half of all donations given in the UK now come from those aged 60 or over.

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The Growing Giving Inquiry

The Growing Giving Inquiry

We want to find out how we can narrow the generation gap in giving and get people of all ages involved with charity. During the next 12 months, the Charities Aid Foundation will be holding a Parliamentary Inquiry.

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The final stage of our Inquiry will investigate the ways that older people are able to support charities, as well as asking how they can inspire the younger generation to follow their lead and give time and money in support of good causes.

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Giving in Schools - what plans do politicians have to get future generations engaged with charity?

This week has seen a couple of interesting announcements in the world of politics which show that there is a growing consensus that young people need to learn more about the role that charities play in society. This follows recommendations from the final report produced by the Growing Giving Parliamentary Inquiry, which called for greater use of the education system to give young people opportunities to participate in giving, volunteering and social action.

#iwill - Will You? Boosting social action participation amongst young people

A couple of weeks ago, we attended the event celebrating the one-year anniversary of the launch of the #iwill campaign by Step Up To Serve. The campaign seeks to increase the amount of young people participation in social action by the end of the decade, and has the support of David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband amongst others.

Global Giving - how are young people supporting good causes across the world?

The past decade has been extremely challenging for people across the world, with the global recession fully illustrating the repercussions that an intertwined economic system can have when things don’t work as intended. As a result, many people have seen a drop in their disposable income and others have become wary of the possibility of a future crash, meaning that they have been using their money to pay off debt and save where they can.

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Growing Giving Parliamentary Inquiry
What's the Issue

What's the Issue

A report Mind the Gap: The growing generational divide in charitable giving, highlighted some worrying trends in giving between the generations and raised important questions about the future of giving.

What can I do?

What can I do?

We are on calling on individuals and organisations, with an interest in the health of the UK’s charities and our charitable culture, to submit evidence and ideas.

The Parliamentary Inquiry

The Parliamentary Inquiry

We want to find out how we can narrow the generation gap in giving and promote active engagement with charities at all ages.