UK Giving survey suggests recovery in giving with donations up £800m

The total amount given to charity increased by 12 per cent to £10.4bn in 2012/13, growth of £800m in real terms on the figure for 2011/12, according to new donor research from the Charities Aid Foundation

The research, UK Giving 2013/14 an update, is based on what 1,500 people say they have given.

In cash terms total donations were up £1.1bn, the report suggests.

It comes after the controversial UK Giving 2012 survey, reported a 20 per cent drop in giving to £9.6bn in real terms in 2011/12, the biggest since the survey began in 2004/05.

Many in the sector, particularly in the fundraising community, criticised the report and questioned the research. The Institute of Fundraising said the findings did not reflect the experiences of its members.

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