In numbers


Small charities


Total annual income of small charities


Total annual expenditure of small charities

This cause includes a wide range of charitable activities around arts, culture, heritage or science. Examples of this include art galleries and festivals, charities that preserve local and/or national history, scientific research and charities associated with learning.

Key Findings

  • 18% of small charities in England and Wales work with arts and culture, the fifth most common cause.
  • 20% of charities working for this cause are based in London, followed by 16% in the South East, followed by 12% in the South West
  • Over four fifths (85%) of small charities working for this cause have an income of £100k or under.

Number of small charities by region

Number of small charities by income size

Number of small charities by beneficiary type


Spending and assets

How much do small charities spend, and where? How does this compare to the rest of the sector?

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Demand for services

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