Charities under pressure as 28pc reduce donations

News Team, 27/11/2020

Research estimates that up to 10 percent of UK charities may be forced to close this year, as their income drops and demand increases.

A 1000-person survey of UK adults found 28 percent had cut their donations to charities since the start of the coronavirus crisis, compared to just 5 percent that increased them.

Meanwhile, 8 percent of people were receiving more support from charities (or are using them for the first time) since the crisis started, compared to just 3 percent who are using them less.

A data disposal firm, DSA Connect, commissioned the study into the issue after it began being contacted by charities that were looking at shutting down. The survey was conducted among a representative sample in early October.

The company estimates that the drop in donations from those giving less equates...

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