Charities in England and Wales - 21 February 2024

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 169,858
Linked charities 14,547
Total 184,405

People

923,013 Trustee(s)

7,063,153 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector gross income and expenditure

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Income growth £8,404,108,779
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 £10,888,088,976
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 £27,995,550,847
Charitable activities £45,070,876,605
Other trading activities £7,409,313,060
Investments £3,950,734,032
Other £2,958,757,714
Total income and
endowments
£87,383,610,754

Expenditure

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Raising funds £7,093,447,198
Charitable activities £86,557,484,329
Other £3,381,836,260
Total expenditure £97,045,354,211
Investment gains (losses) -£3,430,208,354

Charitable expenditure

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Income generation and governance £10,487,869,882
Charitable expenditure £86,557,484,329
Retained -£9,661,743,457
Employees 1,429,778

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £74,268,263,081
Long-term investments £179,451,846,235
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£1,739,426,992
Other assets £57,739,290,908
Total liabilities £56,329,638,659