DATA. TRENDS. INSIGHTS.
First published in 1996, the UK Civil Society Almanac is essential reading on the state of the voluntary sector. This year, during a time of global crisis and uncertainty, understanding the role the sector plays to support society is more important than ever. Drawing on a range of sources, the Almanac provides a snapshot of what voluntary organisations do, their income and spending, workforce, volunteering and its impact. For a quick overview, read our executive summary.
There were 166,592 organisations, mostly micro and small which are declining in number while the biggest organisations are growing. What is happening?
People aged 65–74 are the age group most likely to volunteer on a regular basis. Who else is more or less likely to volunteer?
The Almanac defines the voluntary sector as organisations that have six features in common. What are they?
The voluntary sector has a paid workforce of 909,088, up 17% since 2010. Who are they, where do they work and what are their skills?