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...