In numbers


Small charities


Total annual income of small charities


Total annual expenditure of small charities

Key Findings

  • 17% of small charities work in the South East, the second largest regional proportion in England and Wales, behind London.
  • Small charities in the South East receive 16% of overall annual income, the second highest regional share in England and Wales.
  • 84% of small charities working in the South East have an income of under £100k.
  • 10% of the value of COVID-19 grants have been distributed to small charities in the South East.

Number of small charities by cause

Number of small charities by income size

Number of small charities by beneficiary type

Voluntary sector funding


Grants and donations

How do small charities fundraise from the general public and elsewhere?

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Skills and Capabilities

What skills are small charities strongest in? Where do they need upskilling?

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Further reading

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