In numbers


Small charities


Total annual income of small charities


Total annual expenditure of small charities

This cause includes charities working towards the general benefit of their community or locality. It also includes grant-making charities across a range of charitable purposes.

Key Findings

  • 34% of small charities in England and Wales work with general charitable purposes, the second most common cause.
  • 21% of charities working for this cause are based in London, followed by 15% in the South East and 11% in the South West.
  • 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


Financial stability and sustainability

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Main challenges facing small charities

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