Only a third of people believe charities should deliver more public services despite the government’s commitment for this to happen, a survey has revealed.
The poll by third sector think-tank and research consultancy nfpSynergy found that 30 per cent of respondents were in favour while 32 per cent were against the idea.
If charities were to provide more public services, 20 per cent said they would not donate to charities and a further 20 per cent stated they would be less likely to donate.
The research also discovered that public backing for charities and other institutions to provide public services depended on the sector they operated in. The majority (59 per cent) regarded it as local authorities’ responsibility to provide activities for young people, and 63 per cent thought national charities should deliver overseas aid.
Time for charities to recoup costs from councils