Charities in England and Wales - 18 August 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 169,053
Linked charities 14,970
Total 184,023

People

925,514 Trustee(s)

5,253,536 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector gross income and expenditure

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Income growth -£1,834,029,117
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 -£2,672,080,060
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 £26,221,474,512
Charitable activities £38,855,307,648
Other trading activities £4,533,300,041
Investments £3,211,257,018
Other £2,830,284,237
Total income and
endowments
£75,649,881,131

Expenditure

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Raising funds £5,359,078,241
Charitable activities £64,080,562,815
Other £2,363,844,289
Total expenditure £71,815,309,200
Investment gains (losses) £24,684,810,352

Charitable expenditure

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Income generation and governance £7,734,746,385
Charitable expenditure £64,080,562,815
Retained £3,834,571,931
Employees 1,060,312

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £70,967,063,281
Long-term investments £173,196,524,222
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£5,932,049,464
Other assets £51,929,608,975
Total liabilities £49,653,122,388