About this series
The 2010-11 report is available here.
This survey of gift revenue and fundraising
costs has been carried out each year for the last nine years to
measure the philanthropic performance of Higher Education and
Further Education institutions.
It is the only source of information on this subject in the UK, enabling institutions to compare themselves with their peers. It also provides an estimate of the overall impact of philanthropy on the Higher Education sector.
The 2009-10 survey provides data
about the impact of the matched funding scheme in England (which
started on 1 August 2008, operated by HEFCE) and the Welsh Assembly
Government's matched funding scheme in Wales (which started on 1
August 2009, operated by HEFCW). For applicants to the matched
funding schemes in England and Wales, participation in the 2009-10
survey was mandatory.
All Higher Education institutions in the UK were invited to participate in this survey. We would like to have as full a picture as possible of philanthropic activity across the country. Participation from institutions not involved in the matched-funding schemes in England and Wales remains extremely important to the survey.
The survey was first carried out in 2001-2 and NatCen has run the survey since 2006-7. You can read the 2010-11 findings, 2009-10 findings here, the 2008-09 findings here, the 2007-08 findings here and the 2006-07 findings here. The Ross-CASE survey is commissioned by the Ross Group and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Potential policy impact
The government uses this survey to assess the impact of its three-year £200 million matched-funding scheme. By matching philanthropic donations to Universities in England, the government hopes to boost the fundraising performance of the Higher Education sector. The Welsh Assembly Government uses the survey for the same purpose.
Every Higher Education Institution in the UK was invited to complete a questionnaire which they could download from the Ross-CASE website.