This timely new guide to the major UK-based charities reports on the activities of around 180 organisations that seek support from the public. It covers all those charities with donations of over ?5 million a year or with more than 500 active volunteers. It also includes those with over 32 million in annual donations, other than benevolent associations and denominational or purely local charities. The entries cover: - the organisation's specific charitable activites - how the charity is organised and managed, including the part played by volunteers - how the charity is funded, including the value of donations and the relevant fundraising costs - how fully the charity explains and reports on its activities. To give a broader picture of the sector, the book includes around 20 entries on major groupings of mainly smaller or local charities, such as local youth clubs and Citizens Advice Bureaux. it also provides listings showing, for example, levels of volunteer input, costs, staffing and different forms of income, to help readers place individual charities in a wider context.
'The Major Charities' is an invaluable guide for everybody who wants to know more about the charities to which they donate their time and money.