In numbers


Small charities


Total annual income of small charities


Total annual expenditure of small charities

This cause includes a wide range of methods designed to improve health and wellbeing of people, prevent suffering and alleviate symptoms of ill-health. For example, it includes charities undertaking medical research, provision of medical treatment and healing or services that support medical practitioners.

Key Findings

  • 16% of small charities in England and Wales work with health, the seventh most common cause.
  • 24% of charities working for this cause are based in London, followed by 15% in the South East and 11% in the South West.
  • 78% 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


Government funding to small charities

How much money do small charities receive from the government?

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The number of small charities

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