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Charities win less than 5% of government contracts, new analysis shows

Charities, community interest companies and other non-profits have been involved in 7,330 government contracts, worth £17bn, over a four-year period.

This equates to just 5% of the total value and volume of contracts awarded, although some charities, such as Barnardo’s, are securing significant funding from the public sector.

The Office for Civil Society, part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, commissioned Tussell to analyse the scale and proportion of public sector procurement conducted through voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises (VCSE).

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