Charities in Yorkshire and the Humber report increase in demand for their help

Charities in Yorkshire and the Humber have reported an increase in demand for their help over the last three years. A report by Involve Yorkshire and Humber has found that nearly half of charities are also expecting their financial situation to deteriorate over the next year.

The report found that just as demand for help has gone up during the recession, many charities have seen funding go down due to reductions in public donations, grants and contracts from the government.

"Voluntary and community groups are passionate about the support they give to the neediest in our communities and that's more important than ever. But charities in Yorkshire and Humber cannot forever go on doing more and more for less and less. They want government to listen and support more."

– Judy Robinson, Chief Executive of Involve