Charities in England and Wales - 15 April 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 169,749
Linked charities 15,433
Total 185,182

People

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944,283 Trustee(s)

6,213,797 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector gross income and expenditure

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Income growth £2,409,877,810
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 £3,719,486,854
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 £23,754,629,125
Charitable activities £40,602,369,527
Other trading activities £6,967,311,164
Investments £3,803,910,080
Other £2,525,365,934
Total income and
endowments
£77,652,268,868

Expenditure

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Raising funds £6,338,041,933
Charitable activities £64,545,786,819
Other £3,256,925,455
Total expenditure £74,166,739,750
Investment gains (losses) £4,875,602,526

Charitable expenditure

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Spending on income generation £9,594,967,388
Charitable activities £64,545,786,819
Retained £3,485,529,118
Employees 1,158,719

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £72,372,003,736
Long-term investments £143,275,795,712
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£5,171,939,847
Other assets £45,703,293,451
Total liabilities £45,829,245,603