Nearly three-quarters of local charities avoid politics, survey finds

Almost three-quarters of local charities do not engage in political debates, according to new research. The latest Third Sector Trends report, published today, found that voluntary organisations based in poorer areas were more likely to engage in local lobbying while larger organisations said they did so more than smaller ones. It also found that most voluntary organisations were engaged in informal relationships with other voluntary group, while a third of larger organisations thought their statutory funding would increase.