Fee or Free: Should Charities Charge Beneficiaries Fees for Services

By Flóra Raffai

Edited by: Dr Michelle Darlington; Research supervised by: Dr Neil Stott

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This research explores the issue of fees-for-services provided by charities, based on an analysis of UK sight loss charities. Overall, the evidence indicates that, although not appropriate in every case, fee charging does not compromise the legitimacy of a charity and can be a significant enabler.