Australian Giving Trends – The 2019 Australian Communities Trends Report

The 2019 Australian Communities Trends Report was presented at the 2019 Australian Communities Forum in Sydney on February 8.

Key Points:

  • 5 in 6 Australians give to Charity with $143 billion being given last year
  • 40% of Australians are more likely to give if they are responding to a need on a once off
  • 38% of Australians are more likely to support charities that directly assist in responding to an issue (not raising awareness)
  • 61% of Australians prefer to support charities with a local/national focus
  • Two thirds of Australian givers (66%) have also donated goods, while one in three (33%) have volunteered
  • Having trust in an organisation and believing in their cause is a significant potential giving factor for Australians
  • 7 in 10 givers believe transparent reporting of administration costs is the most important characteristic of a charity
  • Older Australians tend to support traditional charities, while younger generations (Gen Z and Gen Y) see the value of both traditional charities and social enterprises

For more details about the report click here.

To see the report infographic click here.

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