The Charity Commission in England and Wales (CCEW), has as a primary aim the promotion of a charity sector in which the general public can have confidence and in which charities themselves can flourish. Recent scandals and a report show that public confidence has fallen to a new low.
The findings in a report by Populus for CCEW show that trust in charities has fallen from 6.7 out of 10 in 2014 to 5.7 this year.
The report finds ‘that the fall in trust and confidence can be attributed to critical media coverage of charity practices, distrust about how charities spend donations, and a lack of knowledge among the public about where their donations go. Perceptions of aggressive fundraising tactics have also contributed to the decline in trust.’
You can read the full report here.