In numbers

14,260

Small charities

£1,024,496,823

Total annual income of small charities

£1,017,803,108

Total annual expenditure of small charities

Key Findings

  • 10% of small charities work in the North West, the fifth highest regional proportion in England and Wales.
  • Small charities in the North West receive 10% of overall annual income, the fifth highest regional share in England and Wales.
  • 81% of small charities working in the North West have an income of under £100k.
  • 6% of the value of COVID-19 grants have been distributed to small charities in North West.

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Further reading

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

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

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

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 Salford.

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) 2017 Salford state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017: A report on social and economic impact.

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) 2017 Bolton state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017: A report on social and economic impact.

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) 2017 Greater Manchester state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017: A report on social and economic impact.  

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) 2017 City of Manchester state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017: A report on social and economic impact.

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) 2017 Rochdale state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017: A report on social and economic impact.

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) 2017 Stockport state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017: A report on social and economic impact.

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) 2017 Tameside state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017: A report on social and economic impact.

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) 2017 Oldham state of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector 2017: A report on social and economic impact.