Solent Youth Action is a big charity?

Interesting statistics from the Charity Commission:

  • 57% of charities earn less than £10,000 a year
  • 29% of charities earn between £10,000 and £100,000 a year
  • 6% of charities earn between £100,000 and £250,000 a year
  • 5% of charities earn between £250,000 and £1 million a year
  • 2% of charities earn between £1 million and £5 million a year
  • 1% of charities earn more than £5 million a year

In other words, the majority of charities get less than £830 a month. And 86% of charities (the vast majority of the 168,000 charities registered in the UK) earn less than £100,000 a year.

This surprises me – and makes me look at Solent Youth Action a little differently. I always describe SYA to people as a small charity. But we earn over £200,000 a year. So, relatively speaking, that means we’re not a small charity. We’re actually in the top 14% of the wealthiest charities in UK. Eeek…. scary thought 🙂

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