Acevo survey finds funding structures are causing hiatus

New research from chief executive's body Acevo has revealed that some 86 per cent of charities believe that uncertainty around current funding regimes adversely affects the services they offer, while 81 per cent said that it hinders their organisation's ability to plan for the future.

The figures will be discussed by more than 100 charity chiefs and government leaders at tomorrow's Acevo conference, From Spare Change to Sure Funding.

The conference includes a speech from Alan Milburn MP, who will say the case for dramatic reform of public services through the voluntary sector has been made.

Acevo chief executive Stephen Bubb welcomed Milburn's vision, but added that the sector needs to change first. "Too often we present as 'amateur night out', ignore gaps in governance and management, and when we talk to government it's a whinge fest," he said.

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