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Rise in first-time charity users - from NCVO

Research by the National Emergencies Trust suggests that demand on charities and voluntary organisations is set to continue as the economic impacts of the pandemic come to the fore.

In particular:

  • One in eight people living in the UK – equivalent to seven million people – expect to seek support from a charity or voluntary body in the next 12 months as a direct result of challenges created by the covid-19 pandemic
  • For three in five of these people (61%), it will be the first time they have ever sought charitable support

These findings further highlight the challenges that charities face ahead, as demand for their support is likely to increase while they continue to experience the financial impact of the crisis.