UK Charity Numbers


As of this morning there are 167,193 registered charities in England and Wales, and 24,200 in Scotland. Total 191,393

In the last year (16/17) 6,045 new charities were registered in England and Wales and 854 in Scotland. Total 6899

In 2016/17, 4556 closed in England and Wales and 935 in Scotland. Total: 5,491

Assuming 260 working days in a year, that means that 26 start up every day and 21 close down.


Source:  Press offices of The Charity Commission of England and Wales and The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).