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Charity Financials insights explore the most topical trends across the complete UK charities sector and use data analysis to help charities benchmark their financial performance against peers in the sector.

Through a combination of executive white papers, articles, interviews, infographics, webinars, videos and more, our insights are designed to help charities and their advisors improve their financial performance now and into the future.

Charity Financials Income Spotlight report 2020

Featured Spotlight Report

Charity Financials Income Spotlight report 2020

This 2020 edition of the Charity Financials Income Spotlight report tracks the annual income growth, surplus and deficits of charities across England and Wales within the last decade.

Income monitor

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Charity Financials Income Monitor: an initiative to provide insight to charities during COVID-19

The Charity Financials Income Monitor is an initiative set up by Charity Financials to support charities during COVID-19...

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Spotlight Reports

The Charity Financials Spotlight report series contains key financial data and expert analysis designed to keep charity professionals up to date with the latest trends in the sector.

Charity Financials Income Spotlight report 2020

Charity Financials Income Spotlight report 2020

This 2020 edition of the Charity Financials Income Spotlight report tracks the annual income growth, surplus and deficits of charities across England and Wales within the last decade.

Charity Financials Audit Spotlight Report 2019

Charity Financials Audit Spotlight Report 2019

This report is an examination of the UK's largest 5000 charities and the accounting firms employed to carry out the required annul audit.

Latest Articles

Our exclusive articles focus on the prominent issues facing UK charities, as said by experts in the sector, providing actionable insight to improve charity’s financial performance.

Charities

How a programme of resilience building paid dividends for one Hull charity during lockdown

In the first quarter of this year, life was ‘normal’. Do you remember? We had problems and we had plans about how to fix them. At Hull Women’s Network (HWN) that meant dealing with issues around domestic violence and doing our best to address them. Often the solutions came in quickly; finding housing for a woman that was in the right place and would keep that individual safe and away from an abuser.

Charities

Does your investment strategy fully reflect your ethical values?

When the whistle blew on the investment strategies of high-profile charities such as the National Trust and Comic Relief, other UK charities immediately sat up and took note. As a result, most will now actively avoid investing in the likes of tobacco, alcohol, fossil fuels and armaments. But Alice Farrer, one of the Ethical Investment Managers at Sanlam, explains that responsible investing has come a long way, and more can be done to ensure charities are actively aligning their investments with their core values.

The audit process

How can charities facilitate a smooth audit process?

Running an audit can be a challenging task for charity finance managers, particularly as audits need to be fitted around the day job. Managers need to ensure 'business as usual', but also plan effectively to ensure deadlines are met and the whole audit process is as stress-free as possible...