Research and analysis
Collaborative working and mergers (RS4)
Charity Commission research explores collaborative working and mergers.
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Commission research has shown that charities who work together can bring a wide range of benefits to themselves and their beneficiaries.
Of the charities surveyed, over a third recorded an improvement with their service delivery following a merger. The most common reasons for merging with another charity are:
- to increase efficiency
- to rescue a charity in difficulty
- to prevent duplication and improve services