By Dana Gloger, August 7, 2008
Charities are being forced to share their resources to save money as the credit crunch bites at the heart of their services - at a time when more people are in need of their help.
More than 70 organisations in London and Manchester have managed to find an extra £500,000 as a result of working together as donations tumble
They are sharing everything from office equipment to IT services. One managed to save £135,000 on mobile phone contracts and a youth organisation cut its spending by 61 per cent.