The UK public is nearly three times more likely to trust a doctor (69%) than a charity (26%), according to a new research conducted for volunteering organisation Pro Bono Economics. Charities now rate well below hairdressers (45%) in the trust stakes, with four in ten people (45%) saying that they were cautious of charities, 18% suspicious of them, and 10% explicitly distrusting them.

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub has taken these findings as an opportunity to remind people that they offer a free business review, which could help charities improve and prove their impact.

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The Growth Hub provides local businesses, charities and social enterprises with a single point for accessing support they need to start or grow their organisation. You can sign up for a free review with a connector on their website at ciosgrowthhub.com or by calling 01209 708 660. They act as a signposting service, from help with strategy, access to finance and more. The website is also a hub for local business information, news, events and connections.