This report shows trends in philanthropic giving to UK Universities, based on analysis done on data provided by nearly 100 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for each of the three years (i.e. 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2013-14):
Total new funds secured rose significantly by 21 percent since 2012-13 to £795.2 million (among these institutions). Cash income received changed marginally by only 1 percent since 2012-13 which reflects that cash receipts tend to lag the pledges that are included in the study's definition of new funds secured. There was also a sizeable increase in the number of donors - a 25 percent rise since 2011-12 - and in alumni donors, which rose by 14 percent since 2011-12. The number of alumni in contact with their university continued to rise in 2013-14, increasing by 15 percent between 2011-12 and 2013-14. Universities spent 12 percent more on fundraising in 2013-14 than they did in 2012-13.