Charities in England and Wales - 17 January 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 169,795
Linked charities 15,457
Total 185,252

People

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944,384 Trustee(s)

6,438,741 Volunteer(s)

Overall sector income and expenditure

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Income growth £3,450,516,410
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 £5,050,071,097
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 £56,935,551,515
Charitable activities £40,675,312,715
Other trading activities £7,019,723,519
Investments £3,874,572,676
Other £2,520,475,083
Total income and
endowments
£111,024,334,086

Expenditure

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Raising funds £6,154,866,935
Charitable activities £64,519,652,095
Other £3,437,524,915
Total expenditure £74,135,727,553
Investment gains (losses) £4,594,666,115

Charitable expenditure

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Spending on income generation £9,592,391,850
Charitable activities £64,519,652,095
Retained £36,888,606,533
Employees 1,067,863

Total assets and liabilities

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Own use assets £72,540,266,073
Long-term investments £141,199,959,854
Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability -£5,435,808,213
Other assets £44,763,681,172
Total liabilities £45,465,325,534