Charities in England and Wales - 03 March 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 169,812
Linked charities 15,442
Total 185,254

People

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944,784 Trustee(s)

6,252,940 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector income and expenditure

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Income growth £2,577,394,859
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 £4,947,768,530
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 £23,380,194,038
Charitable activities £40,780,633,232
Other trading activities £7,026,720,423
Investments £3,888,217,807
Other £2,430,331,851
Total income and
endowments
£77,504,780,387

Expenditure

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Raising funds £6,270,705,210
Charitable activities £64,778,932,811
Other £3,256,573,221
Total expenditure £74,331,608,547
Investment gains (losses) £3,878,848,854

Charitable expenditure

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Spending on income generation £9,527,278,431
Charitable activities £64,778,932,811
Retained £3,173,171,840
Employees 1,157,129

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £72,359,022,686
Long-term investments £141,190,826,292
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£5,162,809,261
Other assets £45,014,664,828
Total liabilities £45,856,611,207