nfpSynergy has published research into the public’s attitude to charities providing services for the government, finding that fewer people are currently in favour of it than were in 2009.
- The proportion who want charities to play a greater role in public services has fallen from over half (56%) to only 41% since 2009.
- Charities are seen as the most acceptable providers of public services for the Government. 53% think that it is acceptable for charities to provide services in exchange for Government funding, compared to only 35% for private companies in the UK. More think that is unacceptable (34%) than acceptable (22%) for foreign companies to provide public services.
Two thirds (65%) of the public say that knowing that a charity receives both public and government funding for the services it provides would make no difference to their likelihood to support, and only 13% say that it makes them less likely to support.