In numbers

4,569

Small charities

£343,129,737

Total annual income of small charities

£344,863,638

Total annual expenditure of small charities

Key Findings

  • 3% of small charities work in the North East, the smallest regional proportion in England and Wales.
  • Small charities in the North East receive 3% of overall annual income, the lowest regional share in England and Wales.
  • 80% of small charities working in the North East have an income of under £100k.
  • 5% of COVID-19 grants distributed to small charities went to the North East.

Voluntary sector funding

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Main challenges facing small charities

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Trading and Enterprise

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Further reading

The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, Durham University ND Third Sector Trends Research Reports 

Third Sector Trends Research 2020 Third Sector Trends in North East England 2020

Third Sector Trends Research 2020 Third Sector Trends Covid-19 Impact Survey

Third Sector Trends Research 2020 The Strength of Weak Ties: How charitable trusts and foundations collectively contribute to civil society in North East England