The Geography of Charitable giving and Volunteering Consumption

Project reference: LV74

Application deadline: 4th July 2023

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*This opportunity is only open to Home rated applicants (UK citizens or those with indefinite leave to remain in the UK)*


Rates of homelessness are acute across Manchester city region, with rates in Manchester being among the highest in England. Such an extreme manifestations of social inequality has been identified as a key area for policy intervention by the Mayor of Greater Manchester: Andy Burnham. In 2018 he setup the Greater Manchester (GM) Mayor’s Charity which funds a range of interventions that aim to reduce homelessness across the city region. The function of any charity requires revenue to be generated that enable support of a programme of activities, services or interventions. For many, a key component of such revenue includes philanthropic giving, both from commercial entities such as businesses or directly from the public. Within the context of Greater Manchester this project will explore how theories of charitable giving and volunteering consumption can be understood within a geodemographic framework to produce new insights into the philanthropic geography of Greater Manchester