Over the last four years I have developed a good understanding of the role of charities. That understanding is a result of working with charities to develop their governance at thedigiboard.co.uk
When I ask people innocent questions like: How many charities are there? What is the annual income of the charity sector? What is the typical salary for the CEO of a large (>£100M income) charity? What is the role a charity trustee? What is the estimated annual level of fraud in the sector (If you are a donor it is better you don’t know the answer!)?
The answers to these are wildly inaccurate. How many charities are there? Typical answer: a few thousand. The UK has c.180,000 charities.
The UK is the 6th largest economy in the world. The US is the largest economy. What do they both have in common? Food poverty. This has been exacerbated by Covid-19 that has had a devastating impact on jobs and food prices. This impact has fallen hard on those that were already in poverty. Food banks are now in every supermarket and demand has never been higher.
If this touches your heart then head over to Trussell Trust at https://www.trusselltrust.org/
It was a random find to locate Jack Monroe at http://jackmonroe.com/
Jack is a lady who is offering great advice on how to make your money spent on food go further.
I simply love this and had to promote Jack’s work.
Jack has good intentions and charity in her heart. IMO an outstanding person.