Exploring local hotspots and deserts: investigating the local distribution of charitable resources

Lindsey, Rose (2011) Exploring local hotspots and deserts: investigating the local distribution of charitable resources. In, National Council for Voluntary Organisations: Researching the Voluntary Sector Conference 2011, London, England, 07 - 08 Sep 2011. 20pp.


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This paper investigates whether regional patterns of uneven charitable distribution are evidenced at a local neighbourhood level. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative evidence of charitable resources in two case-study areas, one affluent and one deprived, it argues that there is a clear distinction between the case-study areas. Charities in the affluent area are more numerous, run by volunteers, and meet a broad range of social, community and cultural needs of that community. Charities in the deprived area are less numerous, meet urgent needs related to deprivation, and are more likely to be larger charities run by professionals with statutory funding. There is great concern, within the deprived area, about the impact of austerity cuts and measures, and what this will mean for the future of these charities, and the community which they support

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
ePrint ID: 333374
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
7 September 2011Delivered
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 11:29
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:23
Charity and social redistribution: quantitative and qualitative perspectives
Funded by: ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (RES-593-25-0003)
Led by: John Mohan
1 May 2008 to 30 June 2013
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/333374

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