Charities in England and Wales - 05 August 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 170,135
Linked charities 15,379
Total 185,514

People

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945,287 Trustee(s)

6,030,858 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector gross income and expenditure

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Income growth £1,779,892,876
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 £1,969,402,962
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 £24,441,582,900
Charitable activities £40,208,585,525
Other trading activities £6,752,009,735
Investments £3,680,188,509
Other £2,969,171,290
Total income and
endowments
£78,049,693,951

Expenditure

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Raising funds £6,185,974,584
Charitable activities £64,365,883,754
Other £3,012,176,520
Total expenditure £73,586,730,409
Investment gains (losses) £4,166,846,366

Charitable expenditure

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Spending on income generation £9,198,151,104
Charitable activities £64,365,883,754
Retained £4,462,963,542
Employees 1,161,152

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £71,543,719,861
Long-term investments £147,339,452,868
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£5,640,258,219
Other assets £45,963,288,752
Total liabilities £46,047,315,212