Charity Property Matters Survey 2014

The Ethical Property Foundation has published the 2014 Charity Property Matters Survey, in partnership with the Charity Commission, which covers property issues facing the voluntary sector.

The survey reveals that:

  • 45 percent of charities now consider their property poses the greatest risk to their long term survival, up four percent on 2012 figures;
  • One third of charities have not paid for any property advice in the last three years with a further 40 percent relying on informal advice from friends and contacts;
  • Over 40 percent experience difficulty in obtaining core funding to cover premises costs;
  • Over a quarter cannot borrow to purchase a building;
  • 57 percent are either planning or would consider sharing space to reduce costs; and
  • 80 percent do not consider their voice is heard by local authorities in local strategic planning.

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