• Small charities spend the majority of their income on activities related to their mission (grants and charitable activities), followed by raising funds and governance.
  • In 2017/18, charities with an income of under £100k spent the most money as a proportion of their total expenditure on achieving their charitable mission (88%, compared to 87% and 85% respectively).
  • Small charities spent 3% of their total spending on governance, compared to 0.3% of total spending in large charities.