March 26th, 2015
The rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney has played out in many different ways. Australia’s two largest cities regularly compete on the sporting field, in the fashion stakes and in the culture wars. But which city is Australia’s true center of charity?
Melbourne has long been seen as the centre for all things charitable in Australia. But an analysis of the latest figures by Pro Bono Australia News showed that assumption may need to be adjusted.
According to the Australian Charity and Not-for-profit Commission’s (ACNC) register there are more charities in New South Wales than any other state in Australia.
The latest NAB Charitable Giving Index shows however that when it comes to financial donations made by the general public, there is almost nothing separating Melbourne and Sydney.
The JBWere latest giving trends report found that in terms of the number of people that donate to charity, NSW is king. According to the research almost 1.5 million people in NSW donate financially to charity while in Victoria the figure sits at around 1.25 million.
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