81% of charities expect increased demand for services

15.10.2015

Survey shows 81% of charities expect increased demand for services but few feel able to cope

Data collected by the fundraising platform Localgiving finds the biggest concerns among charities with annual turnovers of between £250k and £1m.

More than four out of five charities are expecting demand for their services to rise, but only 15 per cent of those feel equipped to handle an increase, according to a new report.

A survey of 538 UK charities, conducted in August and September by the fundraising platform Localgiving, found that 75 per cent of respondents reported an increase in demand for their services over the past year and 81 per cent said they were expecting an increase over the next 12 months.

Of those that said they were expecting an increase in demand, only 15 per cent said they were sufficiently resourced to cope with that rise, according to a report on the survey, called the Local Charity & Community Group Sustainability Report, published today.

It says that concerns about rising demand for services were most pronounced among charities with annual turnovers of between....more

Source:www.thirdsector.co.uk 13th October 2015

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