Almanac 2017: An Introduction To The Latest Data On The Voluntary Sector

Almanac 2017: An Introduction To The Latest Data On The Voluntary Sector
Almanac 2017: An Introduction To The Latest Data On The Voluntary Sector

A new webinar produced by NCVO that explores information and trends from the 2017 UK Civil Society Almanac – which was published in May – has just been made available online.

The Almanac provides a comprehensive overview of the structure and economy of the UK voluntary sector by drawing upon data from various sources including charities’ accounts, administrative data and surveys.

For independent museums and heritage sites, some of the key findings from the 2017 UK Civil Society Almanac are especially pertinent, including:

  • There are 165,801 voluntary organisations in the UK
  • The majority of charities operate locally, particularly smaller organisations
  • Micro/small organisations (£0-£100k) make up 82% of the total number of voluntary organisations – but only 5% of total income of the voluntary sector, while large to super-major organisations (£1m+) make up just 3% of the total number of voluntary organisations but account for 80% of total income of the voluntary sector
  • The largest proportion of voluntary sector income comes from individuals (£20.6bn) making up 45% of Voluntary sector income in 2014/15
  • Smaller organisations are the least likely to receive funding from government
  • Levels of both regular and less regular volunteering remain stable
  • A lack of available time is a key driver of people stopping volunteering
  • Earned income is a key growth area
  • Very little net growth in donations since 2007/08 – 6%, compared to 35% in earned income, driven by fees for services – that is, income earned from charitable activities

Presented by Jack Egan, who works in NCVO’s research team and Michael Birtwistle, who leads NCVO’s policy work on public services, the webinar gives an overview of the key findings from this year’s Almanac, and provides an analysis of what the results mean for the sector.

You can view the webinar below or by clicking HERE

Download the webinar presentation slides HERE

Get the latest fast facts on voluntary sector organisations, workforce, charitable giving and volunteering HERE

Almanac website: https://data.ncvo.org.uk/

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