Think tank launches snapshot survey into how charities are coping this winter

Charities are being urged to take part in a snapshot survey to help researchers find out how they have coped over winter.

The survey has been launched by think tank Pro Bono Economics and is looking at how charities’ income has been impacted amid the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown this winter.

Questions cover total income in 2020 compared to the previous year, typical winter income and the impact of a fall in revenue on charities.

This includes whether additional funding is needed, redundancies and sustainability.

The survey closes on January 17.

“The winter period is crucial to the charity calendar, where many can raise a large percentage of their income,” said the think tank.

“But this year could not look more different. Lockdown has prevented fundraising activities from going ahead and continues to make service delivery a struggle.

“We’re running a (very short) survey to understand how charities have been impacted by Covid-19 over the winter period. We’re keen to hear about how your fundraising and services have been affected, and how this impacts your plans for 2021.

“This flash survey should take about a minute to fill in and your response will help us tell the government just how different this winter has been for charities like yours."

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