Charity Spotlight

Below is a series of Charity Financials quarterly reports for you to download. Simply click on the report you are interested in reading, complete a simple form and download it today. Please note the full reports are available as part of a Charity Financials subscription. If you are not a subscriber, please click here for more information about subscribing.

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Top 100 Fundraising Charities

  • This report shows an update of key trends of the top 100 UK fundraising charities within the last five years including key statistics, analysis of income trends and a review of how the future looks.

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.
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    It’s all change at the top! Cazenove is now the most popular manager for the investment portfolios of the top 5,000 largest Charities.

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.
  • Sponsored by
    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.