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Charities, beneficiaries and the public: parliamentary briefing

Parliamentary briefing of March 2010 on the results of a survey carried out by Ipsos MORI.

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The research, on behalf of the commission shows the relationship between charities, their beneficiaries and the public.The majority of those surveyed felt comfortable using the services of a charity. But over a quarter said they feel embarrassed getting help from a charity.

Many charities also face difficulties in delivering their services, including:

  • the demand for their services is greater than what they can deliver
  • the difficulty in securing funding for new projects
Published 1 March 2010