Show me the money! The challenges in how charities present their financial information to the public

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 12 Mar 2020

How charities spend their money remains a key concern for current and potential donors. In this report we examine how a selected sample of UK charities present their key financial information to the general public, exploring both the content and form of this information. We find that it is clear charities are working hard to demonstrate how much they are achieving through the income they raise and how efficiently this is being done. However, there are a number of recurrent issues that are worth highlighting: 

Hitting the Jackpot: How Charity Lotteries and the National Lottery are complementary, not in competition

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 7 Apr 2021

There has been considerable change in the lottery sector over the last decade, with various reforms to the sector and strong growth among large Charity Lotteries. Whilst seeing strong overall growth, the National Lottery has seen some dips in its sales and returns made to good causes. Various consultations and inquiries have discussed potential explanations for this, including, changes in the mechanisms of ticket prices, the odds of winning, and the possibility that competition from Charity Lotteries may be a threat to the National Lottery.

Small Change: How charity lottery limits impact on small charities

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 Apr 2019

Our new report with the People's Postcode Lottery highlights how fundraising limits affect charity lotteries- and ultimately hurt smaller charities. It explores the fundraising environment for small charities, examines charity lottery regulation and its impacts, as well as analysing attitudes toward charity lottery limits among MPs and the general public.

Some key figures:

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