Charities in England and Wales - 19 May 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 170,171
Linked charities 14,523
Total 184,694

People

924,104 Trustee(s)

7,111,229 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector gross income and expenditure

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Income growth £7,962,699,487
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 £10,257,119,434
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 £27,914,547,099
Charitable activities £45,366,975,660
Other trading activities £7,548,234,767
Investments £4,005,158,077
Other £2,894,394,349
Total income and
endowments
£87,727,337,533

Expenditure

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Raising funds £7,155,643,191
Charitable activities £86,869,103,928
Other £3,363,071,712
Total expenditure £97,400,543,604
Investment gains (losses) -£2,908,911,896

Charitable expenditure

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Income generation and governance £10,531,439,676
Charitable expenditure £86,869,103,928
Retained -£9,673,206,071
Employees 1,360,145

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £74,169,395,776
Long-term investments £180,579,015,168
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£1,517,856,359
Other assets £57,732,770,360
Total liabilities £56,591,722,107