Charities in England and Wales - 26 January 2022

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 170,613
Linked charities 15,141
Total 185,754

People

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941,594 Trustee(s)

5,371,961 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector gross income and expenditure

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Income growth -£1,042,176,090
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 -£1,900,019,600
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 £25,908,115,565
Charitable activities £38,687,451,138
Other trading activities £6,012,147,592
Investments £3,310,867,803
Other £3,058,166,495
Total income and
endowments
£76,973,162,265

Expenditure

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Raising funds £5,642,720,404
Charitable activities £64,245,545,507
Other £3,249,184,557
Total expenditure £73,149,919,599
Investment gains (losses) £12,795,477,597

Charitable expenditure

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Spending on income generation £8,891,904,961
Charitable activities £64,245,545,507
Retained £3,823,242,666
Employees 1,387,189

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £71,290,209,733
Long-term investments £155,785,795,555
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£6,025,444,045
Other assets £49,552,781,765
Total liabilities £47,390,066,975