The UK Civil Society Almanac is now in its 17th edition. It brings together data from charities’ accounts, administrative data and surveys to provide a comprehensive overview of the structure and economy of the UK voluntary sector. In so doing it offers invaluable insights into the ways in which the sector is experiencing growth and change.
Unless otherwise stated we describe trends in real terms, adjusting for the impact of inflation. Most of our data refers to the financial year 2015/16. Unless otherwise stated data refers to the whole of the UK.
The Almanac would not be possible without the contribution of the following people and organisations:
- The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), particularly Christopher Carlton
- Cazenove Charities, particularly Giles Neville, Kate Rogers, Joanna Dunn.
- Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, particularly Professor John Mohan
- Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis, Queen’s University Belfast, particularly Elaine Reid and Anthony Anderson
- Steers McGillan Eves, particularly Marcie Bower and Richard McGillan
- SCVO, particularly Ilse Mackinnon
- NICVA, particularly Andrea Thornbury
- Charities Aid Foundation
- Office for National Statistics, particularly Heledd Jones and Gareth Powell
- David Kane
The Almanac relies on the input and expertise of staff across NCVO, particularly Michael Birtwistle, Elizabeth Chamberlain, Aidan Warner, Karl Wilding and Paul Winyard.
The Almanac programme of work is made possible thanks to funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
We also thank Cazenove Capital for their sponsorship of the publication of the UK Civil Society Almanac 2018