In numbers

27,723

Small charities

£1,823,210,489

Total annual income of small charities

£1,995,027,598

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

  • 17% 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 (84%) of small charities working for this cause have an income of £100k or under.
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Spending and assets

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Demand for services

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