Setting up and running a charity – research and analysis

Strength in numbers (RS24)

Charity Commission research into patterns of collaboration among smaller charities.



This report looks at ways in which small charities are working with other charities, the experiences they have and the support they need to continue this type of activity.

This research shows that smaller charities working together can :

  • improve and develop their services
  • reach a larger number of beneficiaries
  • reduce duplication and cut costs

Trustees can use this report to think of new ideas to seek out collaborative oportunities, which will help provide the best possible service for beneficiaries.