Two major changes have been announced by big-name charities recently:
Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation to merge
Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation (BLF) have agreed to merge, expecting to save around £2m per year in running costs. The new charity will be called ‘Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership’, with a combined focus on respiratory health, and is likely to have an income of around £17m.
This merger was announced in November, and business planning for the new charity will begin in January 2020, with a focus on research, campaigning, helplines, and the two charities’ websites: British Lung Foundation, and Asthma UK
You can read more about the announcement in Civil Society Media.
Royal British Legion cutting services
The Royal British Legion is closing its four ‘break centres’ and stopping its home maintenance ‘handy van’ service, in order to save £5.8m a year. The decision has been made in order to focus the charity’s spending on areas in which it is experiencing an increase in demand, people with complex needs, at risk or homelessness, and unable to feed their families.