Charities in England and Wales - 24 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 169,646
Linked charities 15,481
Total 185,127

People

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943,791 Trustee(s)

6,173,627 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector income and expenditure

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Income growth £3,355,522,499
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 £4,631,219,729
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 £22,581,774,447
Charitable activities £40,393,026,952
Other trading activities £7,029,828,976
Investments £3,809,824,254
Other £2,513,588,978
Total income and
endowments
£76,326,742,185

Expenditure

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Raising funds £6,122,789,459
Charitable activities £63,671,018,786
Other £3,446,920,187
Total expenditure £73,263,922,101
Investment gains (losses) £5,344,243,331

Charitable expenditure

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Spending on income generation £9,569,709,646
Charitable activities £63,671,018,786
Retained £3,062,820,084
Employees 1,465,822

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £71,998,315,744
Long-term investments £140,476,276,866
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£5,492,019,028
Other assets £44,787,734,565
Total liabilities £45,305,599,041