Table 1

The aims and objectives of charities and their service provisions

Aims and objectives of charities

Percent* %

(n/N)

Provision of sports

services %

(n/N)

Provision of arts & cultural

Services %

(n/N)

Tackle educational exclusion

39.4

(65/165)

1.5

(1/65)

10.8

(7/65)

Tackle crime and anti-social behavior

31.5

(53/165)

32.1

(17/53)

50.9

(27/53)

Promote religious tolerance

12.7

(21/165)

0

4.8

(1/21)

Promote the well being of Black and Ethnic Minority

24.2

(40/165)

37.5

(15/40)

52.5

(21/40)

Promote the well being of asylum seeker and refugees

16.4

(27/165)

22.2

(6/27)

25.9

(7/27)

Promote gender and sexual equality

19.4

(32/165)

Tackle unemployment

15.2

(25/165)

Promote the well being of children and young people with special need

38.8

(64/165)

39.7

(25/63)

Tackle poverty

15.8

(26/165)

26.9

(7/26)

Promote mental health

39.4

(67/165)

19.4

(13/67)

32.8

(22/67)

Promote sexual and general good health

22.4

(37/165)

32.4

(12/37)

Promote the well being of children/young people who experience parental strain

33.3

(55/165)

14.5

(8/55)

30.9

(17/55)

Support young carers

13.3

(22/165)

14.3

(3/22)

38.1

(8/22)

Support looked after children

15.8

(26/165)

20.0

(5/26)

44.0

(11/26)

Support young run aways

7.3

(12/165)

16.7

(2/12)

44.0

(11/26)

Support gypsy and transient children

6.1

(10/165)

10

(1/10)

40

(4/10)

Support those who experience homelessness

13.9

(23/165)

21.7

(5/23)

39.1

(9/23)

Support substance misusing children/young people

13.3

(22/165)

31.8

(7/22)

36.4

(8/22)

Support children who have become sex workers

6.1

(10/165)

10

(1/10)

40

(4/10)

Provision of services for rural and isolated

7.9

(13/165)

15.4

(2/13)

30.8

(4/13)


Since a charity can contribute to more than one row, the percentages do not add up to 100%.

In our sample, sporting activities were provided by 36 charities (22%) while arts and cultural activities were provided by 59 charities (35%). Only 13% of the respondents indicated that they were involved in any form of health legacy for the London Olympics to be held in 2012.

Bhui et al. BMC Research Notes 2010 3:188   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-3-188

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