Words by Abi Scaife
Manchester has been named the UK’s most generous city two years on the trot.
Amazing! What makes Manchester so generous?
The rating comes from GoFundMe, a platform where people can raise money for various causes. Data collected over the last year shows that, across the UK, the people of Manchester donated the most to causes on the website.
What sort of things did they raise money for?
The war in Ukraine was the main focus of GoFundMe in 2022, with the top three campaigns focusing on supporting those who have been displaced by the war. The UK’s largest appeal was the Association of Ukrainians, to which Brits donated more than £2.8m.
In fact, the UK was the third most generous country overall, with Ireland being the first and the US the second.
"The UK going up in the ranks for most generous countries was in part due to the huge response on our platform to the crisis in Ukraine, which was led by generous British donors,” said John Coventry from GoFundMe.
"What we've seen in 2022 is that, at times of crisis, kind-hearted people always want to help each other."