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Ireland, E., Coutinho, S., Anderson, T. Giving to excellence: Generating philanthropic support for UK higher education 2010-11. National Centre for Social Research, London, 2012. Pages: 135.
Published on 23 March 2012, the annual Ross-CASE survey analyses the gift revenue and fundraising costs in the UK for the 2010/11 period. The survey has been collecting information on the philanthropic performance of higher education and further education institutions for the last ten years. It is the sole source of information on this subject in the UK.
A total of 150 universities participated in the latest round of the survey which shows a marked rise in new philanthropic funds secured by UK universities—up to GBP 693 million (or roughly EUR 828 million) in 2010/11, as compared to GBP 608 million (EUR 726.3 million) in 2009/10. Philanthropy remains highly skewed toward Cambridge and Oxford (which together received 44% of the total gifts registered by the survey), followed by the remainder of the Russell Group. However, last year’s data showed an increase in the proportion of funds raised by 1994 Group members (which grew from 6% of the national total to 9% between 2008/09 and 2010/11). 2011 also marked the last year of the government-run Matched Funding Scheme in England, which is reflected in the report.