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Survey finds sharp rise in number of charities providing public services - 5 July 2011

National Survey of Charities and Social Enterprises shows 31% of charities listed public service delivery as one of their roles in 2010, compared with 20% in 2008.

The National Survey of Charities and Social Enterprises is believed to be the largest voluntary sector survey ever conducted, gathering the views of more than 40,000 voluntary organisations.

In the first wave of research conducted in 2008, a poll by Ipsos Mori found that 20% of respondents listed the delivery of public services as one of their roles and 14% said it was their main role.

Thirty-one per cent identified voluntary income as their most important source of income, compared with 30% in 2008. 9% said grant funding, compared with 8% in 2008.