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In 2014, around 90% of charities reported that demand for their services had increased, and that they expected it to continue to rise. In the UK, charitable giving by individuals declined in real terms by £3.4bn (12.7%) between 2010 and 2015, and in the decade to 2013, government grants to charities fell by almost two thirds. But there may be hope due to an increase in social enterprise. Social enterprises are businesses that trade in goods and services, and compete with mainstream private sector companies, in order to serve one or more social or environmental purposes. Read more insight from Andrew Brady, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management at:
Can social enterprise revive the ailing third sector?

There are plenty of different ways to go about solving social problems and some are sceptical of the role that traditional business can play.