People in the UK are increasing their charity donations despite so many feeling the pinch as the cost of living soars, research has found.
One in three people have increased their charitable donations over the past two years, according to the NGO Human Appeal. Almost half (46 per cent) say they expect to increase their charitable donations throughout this year too.
The most common reason people donate to charities is because they have a personal experience that connects them to its cause.
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The news that more people plan on supporting charities over the next year, when support is needed so desperately, shows the generosity of people in these bleak times. More than four in five (86 per cent) donate to charities on a monthly basis.
Commenting on the research, Mohamed Ashmawey, CEO of Human Appeal, said: “This research not only shows just how important charity organisations have become to the nation at a time of growing poverty and financial need, but also how deeply committed the nation is to helping others in need.
“Even with household finances facing unprecedented demands, people are unwavering in their support for their chosen causes just as many need it the most. It is incredibly encouraging to see the nation so committed to their chosen charities, as well as to see that the hard work and commitment of so many charity organisations in the UK has been recognised over the last few years.”