Service helps charities find like-minded organisations

Law firm Dickinson Dees has launched a new match-making service for charities.

The firm, which has a national charities team based in York, wants to help charities wishing to merge to find other charities in a similar position.

Once registered with the free Charity Match service, charities will be put in contact with any compatible matches found by the law firm. There is no obligation for the charities to either merge or collaborate with another charity.

Ros Harwood, head of the charities and independent schools team at Dickinson Dees in York, said the new service was a response to challenging economic times.

Ms Harwood said: "While the economic downturn has hit some charities exceptionally hard, it has lead to positive changes in the way they conduct their business. Some have decided to merge and others are thinking about merging. That is where our new service comes in."

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