Scots more likely to give to charities, to volunteer or to sponsor others


This is from the CAF Scotland Giving report based on monthly tracking by YouGov and reveals the following?

  • 65% of Scots donate to a charity compared to UK average of 61%
  • 58% give goods to a charity as opposed to 56% for UK
  • 19% have volunteered time compared with 17% for UK
  • 40% have sponsored a friend or colleague as opposed to 37% for UK
  • 94% of Scots 16-24 year-olds engaged in charitable work compared with 89% for UK
  • Scots donated £813 million or 8.4% of the UK total with 8.2% of the population.

The Head of Research at the Charities Aid Foundation, said:

‘However you look at it, Scotland performs incredibly well and this shows the amazing culture of giving we have here in Scotland, of which we should all be very proud. What is particularly encouraging is the level of 16-24 year olds who are engaged in charitable activity in Scotland – this bodes well for the future.’

Does this fit in with my other reports suggesting we are, on average, different enough to identify with a different country? See, for example:

Though we already have the highest rate of donors in the UK, Scottish government to introduce soft opt-out system for organ donation. Does this tell us something more?

Scotland takes nearly 26% of Syrian refugees settled in UK with only 8% of the UK population

Scottish public sector to put poverty and inequality at heart of decision-making despite UK Government’s abandonment of the principle


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