, which represents almost half of the voluntary sector workforce in the UK, also found that there are more than 55,000 people employed in the sector, and that number is still growing.
The survey for the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO
) found that the number of individuals giving to charity fell in 2011/12 and amounts donated also declined, from PS11 to PS10 a month.
Liz Atkins, head of public policy at NCVO
, said: "Many charities in the West Midlands run on shoestring budgets and rely on small fundraising events to help them survive.
chief executive Stuart Etherington said: ``It is disgraceful that the CRB can simply double the cost of checks , leaving many charities facing shortfalls of many hundreds of thousands of pounds.''
Last night, a spokesman for the NCVO
said that, while there was no evidence to prove that criminal records were being missed, when a service designed to protect children and vulnerable adults had problems, the Government had a duty to do something about the situation.
NCQA certification signifies that NCVO
again demonstrated that it provides the protections required by NCQA's standards, has developed a sound management structure, and monitors and continually improves the quality of service it delivers.
The award recognises charities which have demonstrated an exceptionally high standard of governance and Walsingham was W shortlisted after the board used NCVO
's Good Governance Code when appointing new trustees.
Commons Leader Andrew Lansley made the concession after talks with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO
), which had been a prominent critic of the Transparency of Lobbying, non-Party Campaigning, and Trade Union Administration Bill.
Martyn Lewis, chairman of the National Council For Voluntary Organisations (NCVO
) and Give More supporter, said: "Need is clearly going up in our communities as they have to deal with high unemployment, food poverty, soaring living costs and a decline in resources, and charities and community groups are struggling to cope with the increased demand while also feeling the pinch themselves."
A study by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO
) shows that 38,000 people were employed in the region's 4,584 charities.
New research compiled by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO
) has revealed that 64 per cent of charities feel their financial situation is set to decline over the next 12 months.