Charities in England and Wales - 18 September 2020

The below charts represent information gathered about all the registered charities in England and Wales. Information is updated daily.

How many charities

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Main charities 169,096
Linked charities 15,510
Total 184,606

People

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943,257 Trustee(s)

6,302,752 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector income and expenditure

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Income growth £2,449,034,801
How is this calculated?

This represents the growth or contraction of income between reporting periods. The income figures from the latest annual return are compared to that in the previous annual returns received.

Expenditure growth £3,969,723,368
How is this calculated?

This represents the growth or contraction of expenditure between reporting periods. The expenditure figures from the latest annual return are compared to that in the previous annual returns received.

This section contains information we have gathered about all the registered charities in England and Wales with an income greater than £500,000 and the financial details provided in their Annual Returns. Information is updated daily.

Income and endowments

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Donations and legacies £22,257,864,354
Charitable activities £39,931,116,238
Other trading activities £6,906,626,181
Investments £3,720,104,881
Other £2,489,512,822
Total income and
endowments
£75,303,163,792

Expenditure

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Raising funds £6,037,199,324
Charitable activities £62,760,563,592
Other £3,319,271,105
Total expenditure £72,140,565,889
Investment gains (losses) £6,022,051,630

Charitable expenditure

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Spending on income generation £9,356,470,429
Charitable activities £62,760,563,592
Retained £3,162,597,903
Employees 1,058,945

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £71,568,753,537
Long-term investments £142,041,230,923
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£5,572,570,747
Other assets £44,621,257,556
Total liabilities £45,654,968,748