Encouraging Support for CharitiesTuesday May 15 2012
New YouGov research shows students are particularly interested in supporting the work of charities.
The research on attitudes of the general public on giving to charity, was commissioned by the campaign, Give More, and asks people to give more money, time or energy in the next year and to get people talking about giving.
The campaign encourages a range of ideas around giving and thinking about the issues involved, and not only fundraising, so it fits well with Think Global’s guidelines to help build teachers' confidence around support for charities.
- Nearly 1 in 3 (28%) students would give more money, time or energy to charity if asked but only 1 in 6 (16%) have been asked.
- Students are almost three times (31%) as likely to care about international development than the rest of the population (10%)
- 1,450,000 students have given money, time or energy to charity in the last six months (58% of 2.5 million students over the age of 18)
- The top 10 causes students care about are:
- Education – 55% (base line 39%)
- Health – 51% (base line 51%)
- Children and Young People – 42% (base line 46%)
- Environment – 39% (base line 32%)
- Disability – 36% (base line 30%)
- Animals – 33% (base line 36%)
- Social Welfare – 33% (base line 26%)
- International Development – 31% (base line 10%)
- Elderly – 30% (base line 41%)
- Sports – 30% (base line 14%)
To find out more about the Give More campaign or pledge your support to your favourite cause visit: www.givemore.org.uk