White Papers

Charity Financials white papers contains a wealth of free expert information written by industry professionals designed to keep you up to date with the latest developments in the charity sector. These include our spotlight reports which contain the latest key financial data within the top 5000 UK charities. Download now to gain valuable insight into the current trends within the charity sector.

Top 100 Fundraising Charities

  • This report written by Cathy Pharoah, Centre for Giving and Philanthropy, Cass Business School suggests a harsh climate for fundraising. Download now to assess how pressures in a difficult funding environment are taking its toll on income growth.

Higher Education

  • The Higher Education Spotlight report analyses income trends of the 155 UK higher education institutions covering the last 12 years.

Banking Reports

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    This report examines the levels of cash held by the UK's largest charities and the banks employed to provide banking services. Cash levels may have dropped slightly but 80 firms provide banking services to the largest charities in the sector.


Investment Reports

  • This spotlight report is your essential source of information whether you are looking to benchmark your investment performance against other charities, or research fund managers with expertise in the sector.

Audit Fee Reports

  • Audit Spotlight
    June 2016
    The third annual Charity Audit Spotlight report reveals that growth in audit fees continues to fall - the fourth consecutive fall in audit fee growth.

Charity Income Reports

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    This Charity Income Spotlight is pleased to report continual growth in the sector, with income reaching £71.7bn.
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    Third sector finances remain robust according to the findings of the new Charity Income Spotlight, sponsored by M & G Investments.


  • This report examines the charitable causes of the top 5,000 charities in the UK. Download now to discover how organisations belonging to different charitable causes have contrasting dependencies on individual revenue streams i.e. legacies (animal charities), public funding (museums) or private donations.

Grant Making

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    Grant Making Spotlight
    September 2015
    This addition to the spotlight series focuses on the financial trends of foundation grant makers and independent trusts that support the charitable activities of organisations which provide not-for-profit services.