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1 1 The road ahead The operating environment for the voluntary sector Newham funding summit 2012 Karl Wilding NCVO Policy & Research | September 2012

2 The wider context Demographic and economic trends Multiple disadvantage Shift in the spatial distribution of disadvantage Further polarisation and gentrification, and decreasing social mix Increasing needs and demand for services in the context of public spending cuts VCS and volunteering trends Funding squeeze – especially driven by reductions in government expenditure Lack of resilience for organisations that lose contracts or funding Rising demand for services due to on-going economic downturn Wider social issues for charity clients and beneficiaries – poverty, access to benefits, housing, and legal advice

3 % of charities that had been affected by the economic downturn, Source: Charity Commission

4 Gift Economy Grant Funding ContractsOpen Market Donor Funder Purchaser Consumer ASKINGEARNING The income spectrum

5 The proportion of adults giving to charity and the total annual amount donated, inflation adjusted, 2004/05 – 2010/11 (£ billions, %) vol.org.uk/a12q23 Source: NCVO/ CAF

6 Changing attitudes: what is the voluntary sector for in Squeezed Britain?

7 The impact of spending cuts Estimated change in government spending on the voluntary sector 2010/ /16 (£ millions, 2010/11 prices) Source: NCVO estimates based on Office for Budget Responsibility (2011) tables

8 Grant and contract income from statutory sources, 2000/01 – 2009/10 (£ billions) Source: NCVO/TSRC, Charity Commission

9 Proportion of total income from state funding, by size (%) Get state funding? % of income from state Micro8%5% Small38%21% Medium56%35% Large69%38% Major76%41% Total25%38% Who gets state funding? Source: NCVO/TSRC, Charity Commission

10 What can you do about it? You MUST be able to tell your story – and why you are effective write better, not more, grant applications; think about income diversification (and its limits); think more about matching income type to beneficiary class; and address the knotty issue of charging (and for us in NCVO etc: advocacy on behalf of communities and make sure we get the story right) 10

11 What is resource-raising? “the practice of raising the resources a charity needs to deliver its activities through a mix of financial and in-kind support.” Strategic resource- raising organisations are those which proactively decide which resources they need to raise money to pay for and which they could potentially secure in-kind. (from Beaumont C., From Fundraising to Resource-raising’ 2011) Hidden assets and resources

12 …it is only one piece of the puzzle Money is important but…

13 The Militant Optimists


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