Small charities are optimistic about their prospects in 2019 despite “increasing uncertainty”, according to survey results from grant-giving charity Garfield Weston Foundation.
The majority (84%) of the charity leaders who participated in the survey expect to maintain or increase organisational income in 2019 and over three quarters say they plan to help more people.
However, the group said this optimism was not a consequence of perceived stability in the sector, as two thirds have reported more uncertainty in their operating environments than in previous years.
The findings, from a survey which approached 371 charity sector leaders, appear in a sector insight report published to mark the opening of applications to the Weston Charity Awards. The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £62m annually.
Philippa Charles, director of Garfield Weston Foundation, said: “Small charity leaders are under enormous pressure to steer their organisations through uncertain times. We are delighted to support those showing enormous creativity and resilience through these awards and to help them reach their goals.”