New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) is carrying out a survey of the UK’s top 750 charities based on earned charitable income. The survey, which is being sponsored by third sector insurer Zurich, is designed to find out how reliant charities are on government funding and to get a clearer picture of how much new funding arrangements will affect them. In the survey, which is launched today and runs for two weeks, charities will be asked whether new types of contracts like payment-by-results are on the increase and how good their relationship is with commissioners. They will also be asked whether they are cutting frontline services and what impact this is having on the people they help. The aim is to supplement the anecdotal evidence of the growing pressure to which recent changes have subjected charities with some harder data. As Dan Corry, head of NPC, remarks: ‘With these results we can all start to have informed conversations with government and the big contractors.’
NPC intends to publish the results of the survey in late April or early May.
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