Charity number: 1089464
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Activities - how the charity spends its money

Cancer Research UK is dedicated to saving lives through research. Our mission is to prevent, control and cure cancer through our ground-breaking research and in the last 40 years our work has helped double survival rates. But there is more work to be done. The only charity fighting over 200 types of cancer, we rely on every pound donated to help get us closer to beating cancer.

Income and expenditure

Data for financial year ending 31 March 2019

Total income:
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Donations and legacies £430,769,605
Charitable activities £124,688,578
Other trading activities £108,658,963
Investments £6,257,814
Other £1,518,631
Total expenditure:
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Raising funds £100,399,359
Charitable activities £587,514,246
Other £95,354,457

£34,421,909 investments gains (losses)

Total income includes £756,361 from 5 government contract(s)


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4417 Employee(s)

14 Trustee(s)

40000 Volunteer(s)

Employee salaries over £60,000

Number of employees
£60k to £70k 87
£70k to £80k 48
£80k to £90k 19
£90k to £100k 17
£100k to £110k 8
£110k to £120k 8
£120k to £130k 3
£130k to £140k 3
£140k to £150k 1
£150k to £200k 6
The charity raises funds from the public. It works with professional fundraisers and commercial participators without agreements in place.
One or more trustees are also directors of the subsidiaries
Trustee payments
No trustees receive any remuneration, payments or benefits from the charity.