Facts and Figures: Scottish charities

Facts and Figures: Scottish charities

In the last 15 years the Scottish voluntary sector has become a larger part of the Scottish economy. This short report will give you some key facts and figures to feel comfortable talking about charities in Scotland.

Here are just a few discoveries:

  • The Scottish Charity sector had doubled in size in terms of finances in the decade of 2003-2013, reaching £4.9 billion in 2013.[i]
  • 23,700 charities have registered with the regulator, and Scotland currently has 3.6 charities per 1000 people, compared to 2.4 in England.
  • One in five people in Scotland volunteered in the last year (a total of 1.3 million[ii]).

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Discover much more about Scottish charities with our research in Scotland.


[i] Scottish Charity Regulator, Corporate Strategy 2017-2020

[ii] SCVO Scottish Third Sector Statistics. (n.d.). Retrieved July 25, 2017, from http://www.scvo.org.uk/news-campaigns-and-policy/research/scvo-scottish…



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