In numbers


Small charities


Total annual income of small charities


Total annual expenditure of small charities

Key Findings

  • 7% of small charities work in the East Midlands, the fourth smallest regional proportion in England and Wales.
  • Small charities in the East Midlands receive 6% of overall annual income, the third lowest regional share in England and Wales.
  • 86% of small charities working in the East Midlands have an income of under £100k.
  • 5% of the value of COVID-19 grants have been distributed to small charities in East Midlands

Number of small charities by cause

Number of small charities by income size

Number of small charities by beneficiary type

Voluntary sector funding


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Further reading

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Lloyds Bank Foundation, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR), Sheffield Business School (SBS), the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) at the Open University, and the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) 2018 The value of small: In-depth research into the distinctive contribution, value and experiences of small and medium-sized charities in Bassetlaw.  

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) 2015 Nottinghamshire state of the voluntary sector 2015: A report on social and economic impact