Charities in England and Wales - 27 May 2022

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 168,880
Linked charities 15,027
Total 183,907

People

926,467 Trustee(s)

5,206,888 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector gross income and expenditure

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Income growth -£1,638,342,702
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 -£3,501,566,526
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 £26,422,735,667
Charitable activities £38,256,740,331
Other trading activities £4,573,705,735
Investments £3,250,390,997
Other £3,179,000,121
Total income and
endowments
£75,680,830,526

Expenditure

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Raising funds £5,318,480,057
Charitable activities £63,623,939,316
Other £2,402,093,223
Total expenditure £71,356,357,583
Investment gains (losses) £17,586,677,473

Charitable expenditure

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Income generation and governance £7,732,418,267
Charitable expenditure £63,623,939,316
Retained £4,324,472,943
Employees 1,536,785

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £71,381,797,331
Long-term investments £161,110,348,108
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£6,078,435,314
Other assets £50,908,781,323
Total liabilities £48,275,071,452