In numbers


Small charities


Total annual income of small charities


Total annual expenditure of small charities

Key Findings

  • 12% of small charities work in the East of England, the fourth largest region in England and Wales.
  • Small charities in the East of England receive 9% of overall annual income, the fourth highest regional share in England and Wales.
  • 86% of small charities working in the East of England have an income of under £100k.
  • 7% of the value of COVID-19 grants have been distributed to small charities in the East of England.

Number of small charities by cause

Number of small charities by income size

Number of small charities by beneficiary type

Voluntary sector funding


The number of small charities

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The impact of Covid-19 on small charities

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Further reading

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