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Voluntary sector finances2015/16
Number of voluntary organisations166,001

Total income£47.8bn
Income from individuals£22.3bn
Income from government£15.3bn
Total current spending£46.5bn
Spending on charitable activities (excluding grants)£33.1bn
Spending on grants£6.5bn
Spending on generating funds£6.4bn
Spending on governance£0.6bn
Net assets£121.3bn
Contribution to GVA£15.5bn
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Volunteering2016/17
Proportion of people formally volunteeringat least once a month22%
at least once a year37%
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Source: Citizenship Survey, Community Life Survey
Workforce2017
UK voluntary sector paid workforce (headcount)880,556
Employment statusFull-time562,885 (64%)
Part-time316,784 (36%)
GenderFemale558,929 (63%)
Male321,626 (37%)
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UK Civil Society Almanac 2018 / The Voluntary Sector /Sector overview

Published: 09-05-2018

https://data.ncvo.org.uk/a/almanac18/fast-facts-2015-16/