Research and analysis

Public trust in charities and the role and experience of trustees

An overview of Charity Commission research into public views of charity over time, and how trustees see their responsibilities in the running of charities.

Applies to England and Wales



For over ten years, the Charity Commission has conducted a comprehensive research programme. During that time we have generated a rich seam of insight into public perception of the charity sector, and on how charity trustees undertake their vital roles and responsibilities so that their impact is felt by the people and causes who need their help most.

Published 18 January 2024