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Charity Property Matters Survey

The Charity Property Matters Survey 2018 – research on property issues faced by non-profit organisations in England and Wales – has been run by the Ethical Property Foundation in collaboration with the Charity Commission and Charity Finance Group. Results are currently analysed and will be published in November 2018.

Run bi-annually, it is the only property survey of voluntary organisations that is completely independent of the property industry. This therefore gives every voluntary organisation that rents or owns a property, the opportunity to establish just how important the role of property is to them.

Results of the Charity Property Matters Survey 2016

  • In 2016, our last survey showed that of 425 respondents across England & Wales:
  • 45% believed their property is the biggest threat to their organisation unchanged since 2014.
  • 58% found difficulty in obtaining funding for property costs, up from 41% 2014
  • 52% did not have a property strategy
  • 43% suffered unforeseen property costs.
  • 45.3% avoided seeking professional advice due to costs in the last 3 years.
  • Close to one third (32%) worried about their lack of security of tenure.
  • Over half (52%) were considering sharing space with other charities.


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