Our research team conducts and collates research about the voluntary sector in Scotland. We explore the sectors make-up, reach, and the issues that impact our sector.
Our research team’s statistics and reports inform our policy and campaigns influencing work. The aim of our work is to ensure that our sector is understood and to promote the many contributions of our sector in Scotland.
The Scottish voluntary sector
Over 1 million people volunteered in Scotland last year
There are over 250,000 charity trustees across the country
Last year, 4/5 Scots used a voluntary sector organisation
There are 40,000+ voluntary sector organisations in Scotland
Two thirds of sector income is earned, not donated
In 2018 the voluntary sector had an annual turnover of over £6 billion
Scotland’s voluntary sector has over 100,000 paid staff
78% of charities in Scotland are local