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Voluntary sector finances2014/15
Number of voluntary organisations165,801
Total income£45.5bn
Income from individuals£20.6bn
Income from government£15.3bn
Total current spending£43.3bn
Spending on charitable activities (excluding grants)£30.2bn
Spending on grants£6.4bn
Spending on generating funds£5.9bn
Spending on governance£0.9bn
Net assets£112.7bn
Contribution to GVA£12.2bn
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Volunteering2015/2016
Proportion of people formally volunteeringat least once a month27%
at least once a year41%
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Source: Citizenship Survey, Community Life Survey
Workforce2016
UK voluntary sector paid workforce (headcount)853,091
Employment statusFull-time534,262 (63%)
Part-time318,829 (37%)
GenderFemale553,117 (65%)
Male299,975 (35%)
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UK Civil Society Almanac 2017 / The Voluntary Sector /Sector overview

Published: 08-05-2017 / Tagged: | | | | |

https://data.ncvo.org.uk/a/almanac17/fast-facts-6/