As charities across the country work towards another difficult winter, our latest research reveals the alarming scale of the challenges facing our sector. With costs climbing, income falling and demand increasing, this is no longer just a cost-of-living crisis. For charities, who give so much to society, this is a ‘Cost of Giving Crisis.’

This September, NCVO surveyed charities across the country to find out about their concerns. Worryingly, the data that came out shows if they don’t get the urgent support they need, 1 in 5 five charities say they could be forced to ‘disappear’ this winter, leaving the people and communities they serve at risk.

A staggering 85% of charities predict that this winter will be as tough, or even tougher, than the last. And as many as 27% said they already believe they won’t be able to meet the increasing demand for their services.

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