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Government income to small charities has declined by 20% in real terms over a five-year period

Government income is the 2nd largest source of income for small charities. Central government is the largest source of income for small charities, followed by local government.

Source: NCVO
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Small charities experienced varied changes in their total income in 2020, compared to 2019.

30% of charities with a pre-covid income of under £100k experienced a loss of more than half of their income in 2020, compared to 2019.

Source: Pro Bono Economics
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In 2020, 58% of small charities had a service user on their board of Trustees

Small charities were more likely to have a service users on their board of trustees compared to large or major charities.

Source: NPC
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25% of small charities deliver public services ‘a great deal’ or ‘a fair amount’ as part of their work, compared to 59% of the largest charities

22% of small charities make a loss on their public sector contracts, and 61% of small charities subsidise public service contracts with income from other sources

Source: Locality, NPC
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