Half of males do not donate to charity, survey discovers

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10th April 2015 13:02 - Voluntary

A survey conducted by Charities Aid Foundation has found that half of men do not donate any money to charity in a typical month.Half of males do not donate to charity, survey discovers

The report suggested that charities should do more to attract young people and males to give to charity.

On the other hand, females are more than twice as likely to purchase from charity shops.

The demographic most likely to donate to charity were older women of higher socioeconomic groups. The demographic most likely to give generously are people who earn the least amount of money, with people earning less that £9,500 donating an average of 4 per cent of their annual pay to charity.

Despite the state of the UK’s economy, donations to the 160,000 registered charities in the UK have reached a figure of approximately £10.6 billion.

The report suggested that charities should educate young people about how donations help to support beneficiaries.

Ben Russell from the Charities Aid Foundation said of the research: "One of the things that we really want to do is to work with schools, with universities, with employers to get people in the habit of giving early in their lives so that’s a habit they carry on and take through all the way through the rest of their lives."

As it stands, 43 per cent of young people aged 16 to 24 donated to charity in the four weeks before the survey. On the other hand, 63 per cent of those aged 45 to 64 donated to charity in the same time frame.

The average donation last year was £14.

In 2014, 7 in 10 people surveyed said that they directly gave money to charity or sponsored someone in a charity event.

When it came to volunteering, 14 per cent of those questioned said that they had given time to charity.

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