Small charities ‘too afraid’ to ask for core costs, says major funder
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9 Jun 2016 | David Ainsworth

Small charities risk a crisis because they are too afraid to apply for core costs, the director of funder the Garfield Weston Foundation said today.

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Small charities ‘too afraid’ to ask for core costs, says major funder

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Fundraising Regulator to launch at the beginning of July

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