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Table 1 The aims and objectives of charities and their service provisions

From: The promotion of children's health and wellbeing: the contributions of England's charity sector

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)
  1. Since a charity can contribute to more than one row, the percentages do not add up to 100%.
  2. 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.