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 narrow the generation gap in giving and get people of all ages involved with charity. The Growing Giving Parliamentary Inquiry provides recommendations designed to boost giving in the UK.

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The final stage of our Inquiry investigated 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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CAF launches the Young Trustee Survey, which explores a range of topics designed to give us a detailed picture of the opportunities and experiences that young trustees have across the UK

The ‘Creating an Age of Giving’ report – the final report stemming from the Growing Giving Parliamentary Inquiry – included a recommendation focusing on ensuring that more young people are given the skills and opportunities to become trustees of charities. Despite making up 12 per cent of the population, 18-24 year-olds account for less than 1 per cent of trustees, a statistic that respondents to the Inquiry were keen to redress by creating more opportunities for young people to develop in leadership roles. The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has partnered with young trustee Leon Ward to launch the Young Trustee Survey, which explores a range of topics designed to give us a detailed picture of the opportunities and experiences that young trustees have across the UK.

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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 to join us in campaigning for the implementation of the recommendations from the Growing Giving Parliamentary Inquiry..

The Parliamentary Inquiry

The Parliamentary Inquiry

We want to narrow the generation gap in giving and promote active engagement with charities at all ages.