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Brevio data reveals causes with greatest disparity between funding needs & available grants

Melanie May | 13 January 2022 | News

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In the aftermath of extensive Covid restrictions and lockdowns, homelessness, supporting victims of domestic abuse, and social and community projects were among the causes most in need of funding on Brevio’s platform during 2021.

The 2021 focus for funders on Brevio’s platform painted a similar, but slightly different picture. Social and community projects, environment and climate, and homelessness services were among the categories with the most available grants. The causes with the lowest number available included support for religious groups, emergency responders and art projects.

Elsewhere, data from the Office for National Statistics showed a 6% increase in the number of domestic abuse crimes in England and Wales in 2021, and a 22% increase in calls made to domestic abuse helplines, while The Big Issue reported a 12% increase in the number of people living in temporary accommodation.


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Brevio’s data also reveals which geographic locations across the UK were most in need of funding throughout 2021, and, comparatively, where the highest proportion of funders were making grants available.

Brevio data shows a high concentration of charities with funding
needs in London and the South West during 2021

According to the data, there was a high concentration of charities with funding needs in London and the South West during 2021. In contrast, the highest concentration of available grants during 2021 was in London, followed by Birmingham and Manchester. The data highlights the biggest funding gaps in South West England and Lincolnshire during the past year.

Data was based on 2300 charities and 1945 grants on the Brevio platform.