Small charities are being squeezed out

    Small charities are facing an uncertain future because the sector
    is perceived by the public to consist of “an emerging pack” of
    large charity brands.

    A report released by the National Council for Voluntary
    Organisations says government funding for the sector is monopolised
    by a small number of household names.

    NCVO’s head of research Karl Wilding said: “Political support for
    the sector has largely translated into additional resources for
    relatively few large organisations” despite the fact that the
    government’s agenda stressed the importance of local voluntary
    groups.

    The report recommends large national charities that should
    establish regional structures or partnerships with local
    organisations.

    NCVO has also revealed that medium-sized charities in east London
    have seen their income fall by 10 per cent with most public sector
    income going to large charities.

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