Charities in England and Wales - 28 November 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 169,699
Linked charities 15,483
Total 185,182

People

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944,039 Trustee(s)

6,172,069 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector income and expenditure

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Income growth £3,384,318,308
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 £4,676,638,215
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 £22,567,608,149
Charitable activities £40,423,724,304
Other trading activities £6,976,597,192
Investments £3,812,665,534
Other £2,527,692,354
Total income and
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£76,306,986,111

Expenditure

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Raising funds £6,130,989,744
Charitable activities £63,716,935,791
Other £3,449,269,569
Total expenditure £73,320,388,773
Investment gains (losses) £5,311,957,895

Charitable expenditure

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Spending on income generation £9,580,259,313
Charitable activities £63,716,935,791
Retained £2,986,597,338
Employees 1,465,914

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £72,041,527,732
Long-term investments £140,466,540,707
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£5,490,412,385
Other assets £44,837,598,557
Total liabilities £45,323,455,997