Charities in England and Wales - 09 May 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 169,814
Linked charities 15,427
Total 185,241

People

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944,711 Trustee(s)

6,229,924 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector gross income and expenditure

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Income growth £2,217,978,619
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 £3,196,393,101
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 £23,948,010,858
Charitable activities £40,579,980,008
Other trading activities £6,953,339,226
Investments £3,761,374,170
Other £2,583,123,511
Total income and
endowments
£77,824,510,811

Expenditure

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Raising funds £6,261,498,527
Charitable activities £64,586,686,344
Other £3,182,445,652
Total expenditure £74,055,548,468
Investment gains (losses) £4,570,421,705

Charitable expenditure

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Spending on income generation £9,443,944,179
Charitable activities £64,586,686,344
Retained £3,768,962,343
Employees 1,160,703

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £70,918,334,604
Long-term investments £146,501,696,462
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£5,298,246,977
Other assets £45,843,181,344
Total liabilities £45,896,731,269