‘Demand for charity services outweighs the sector’s power to help,’ experts warn

Civil Society:

Charity sector income was down by £200m in the final months of 2020, which will lead to a “capacity crunch” and cuts to services, economists warn.

Cancellation of events and closure of charity shops drove this drop over the final months of 2020, according to a survey by Pro Bono Economics (PBE), conducted in partnership with Charity Finance Group (CFG) and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IoF).

November and December are crucial fundraising months for many charities. Almost half of respondents said they raised less in this period 2020 than they did in the same months the previous year and researchers estimate the sector has missed out on at least £200m. 

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