Charities in England and Wales - 16 October 2021

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 170,207
Linked charities 15,253
Total 185,460

People

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942,703 Trustee(s)

5,825,457 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector gross income and expenditure

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Income growth -£931,924,708
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 £557,209,504
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 £23,376,935,665
Charitable activities £38,820,645,676
Other trading activities £6,504,157,659
Investments £3,551,762,926
Other £2,964,559,024
Total income and
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£75,216,216,942

Expenditure

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Raising funds £6,018,988,313
Charitable activities £63,946,951,654
Other £3,001,215,448
Total expenditure £72,981,403,962
Investment gains (losses) £4,410,524,521

Charitable expenditure

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Spending on income generation £9,020,203,761
Charitable activities £63,946,951,654
Retained £2,234,812,980
Employees 1,191,407

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £71,351,209,167
Long-term investments £149,441,775,652
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£5,704,722,816
Other assets £46,460,666,731
Total liabilities £46,371,096,394