Dozens of small UK-based aid charities set to close within 12 months, survey warns

Wednesday, August 05, 2020 7:36 AM | Farah Mendlesohn (Administrator)

04 August 2020 by Stephen Delahunty

Just 4 per cent of small international development charities have been eligible for government support, network says

Dozens of UK charities working in international development are expected to close over the next 12 months as a result of the Government’s £2.9 billion global development budget cut, an aid network has warned.

survey of 53 small international development charities with annual incomes of between £5,000 and £1m, carried out by the Small International Development Charities Network (SIDCN) in June this year, found that despite nearly three quarters (72 per cent) of respondents seeing demand for their services increase, funding opportunities were rapidly disappearing.

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