Sunday July 5, 2020

Charities feeling the pinch

As consumers are squeezed, charities are finding it increasingly difficult to take care of those people who need it, writes Emma Kennedy, Personal Finance Correspondent.

4th December, 2011
As a result of changing donation patterns, charities have needed to be innovative. Photo: Getty

For families with shrinking income and rising bills, finding a few euro to give to charity can be an almost insurmountable challenge. With the promise of a series of grim budgets ahead, the outlook is bleak for the charity sector. A recent report on fundraising for Irish charities by consultancy firm 2into3 reported an "understandable concern about the viability of fundraising in Ireland at a time of high unemployment and financial uncertainty, both at individual...

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