Charities in England and Wales - 25 June 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 169,990
Linked charities 15,380
Total 185,370

People

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945,079 Trustee(s)

6,168,212 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector gross income and expenditure

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Income growth £1,918,694,354
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 £2,407,633,180
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 £24,233,610,098
Charitable activities £40,338,580,529
Other trading activities £6,857,662,819
Investments £3,752,591,640
Other £2,669,394,274
Total income and
endowments
£77,850,522,398

Expenditure

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Raising funds £6,229,079,308
Charitable activities £64,494,226,547
Other £2,993,359,657
Total expenditure £73,739,990,917
Investment gains (losses) £4,365,579,588

Charitable expenditure

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Spending on income generation £9,222,438,965
Charitable activities £64,494,226,547
Retained £4,110,531,481
Employees 1,162,319

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £71,441,321,253
Long-term investments £146,643,035,589
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£5,545,081,638
Other assets £45,896,371,568
Total liabilities £45,989,658,938