Faith Groups 'Contribute £100m'

March 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Religious and faith organisations contribute more than £100m in economic benefits to Wales, a report says.

But the groups have little in return, with barely a quarter of faith communities getting public funding, the research found.

According to the study, around 40,000 unpaid volunteers do 80,000 hours of community work a week

And it discovered faith communities maintain more than 1,600 listed buildings with 2.5m visitors annually.