Advance figures from the Dutch fundraising association, Goede Doelen Nederland, show that public support for the country’s charities remained high last year.
Figures for 2018 from Goede Doelen Nederland, released ahead of this month’s publication of its annual sector survey, show that public support for 24 of its bigger charity members remained unchanged year on year. The total income for these large charities reached over €1.2 billion, in line with the previous year’s figures.
Overall, the figures show, the charities spent €1 billion on their goals in 2018: 88% of their total spend. This included €621m on providing direct services and assistance (58%), €171m on research (17%), and €105m on information and awareness (10%)
As in 2017, individual supporters provided 44% of the €1.2bn, with over 50% coming from donations, and 26% from legacies.
Each of the 24 member charities surveyed, which included KWF Dutch Cancer Society, Red Cross, Nature Monuments, KNCV Tuberculosis Fund, UNICEF, and ZOA, has an annual income of at least €20 million.
The data for the report is provided by the CBF, the regulatory body for the Dutch charity sector, and the full Facts & Figures 2018 will be available from the Goede Doelen Nederland website in due course.