According to reports from the BBC this morning, donations to charity are down 20% in real terms in the past year.
The Charities Aid Foundation and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations have undertaken a piece of research with the Office of National Statistics into giving trends and have looked at how the recession is biting Britain’s charities.
They found a double impact: the number of people giving to Charity has fallen and so too has the average amount given. Is this really surprising given the current state of our economy and lack of confidence?
It is completely true to say that the £1 in your pocket this year is far less disposable that it was 5 years ago. How can charities fight to maintain their income in such circumstances?
How do David Cameron’s plans for the big society and out-sourcing of many necessary services to the charity sector stack up in the face of these findings?
Are you an established charity? What have you found in your giving trends? Are you a fundraiser? How are you managing to still generate the income your charity needs?
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