In numbers


Small charities


Total annual income of small charities


Total annual expenditure of small charities

This cause includes charities that focus on both preventing and relieving poverty through addressing the symptoms and consequences of poverty, and addressing financial hardship.

Key Findings

  • 20% of small charities in England and Wales address poverty, the fourth most common cause.
  • 27% of charities working for this cause are based in London, followed by 14% in the South East and 10% in the East of England & South West respectively.
  • 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


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Small charities and digital technology

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