UK Civil Society Almanac 2014 /
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Which are the largest voluntary organisations in the UK?

The sector’s spending power largely resides with large and major voluntary organisations. Over three quarters of total current expenditure (£28.2 billion) is spent by the largest 4,803 organisations (or 3% of organisations). The Wellcome Trust, with an expenditure of £728.1 million, is the largest voluntary organisation by expenditure.

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The 60 largest voluntary organisations by total spending, 2011/12 (£ millions)
RankCharityExpenditure (£million)
1Wellcome Trust728.1
2Cancer Research UK498.3
3The National Trust450.0
4Oxfam378.7
5The Save the Children Fund322.6
6British Heart Foundation273.2
7Barnardo's240.6
8The British Red Cross Society230.9
9Royal Mencap Society190.0
10Action for Children184.1
11Age UK165.8
12The Gatsby Charitable Foundation160.5
13The Salvation Army159.7
14Sightsavers158.7
15Leonard Cheshire Disability157.2
16St Andrew's Healthcare156.3
17Ufi Charitable Trust153.9
18Macmillan Cancer Support152.8
19The Royal National Lifeboat Institution150.4
20Marie Stopes International139.9
21The Royal British Legion139.1
22NSPCC138.8
23Marie Curie Cancer Care136.1
24RSPCA120.4
25Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited114.6
26The Royal National Institute of Blind People112.8
27Royal Society for the Protection of Birds112.0
28Charity Projects (Comic Relief)110.4
29Genome Research Limited104.1
30Scope102.9
31The Salvation Army Social Work Trust102.0
32St John's Ambulance95.9
33The United Kingdom Committee for Unicef94.9
34Christian Aid94.8
35The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals94.6
36Oasis Charitable Trust92.7
37The Orders of St John Care Trust91.2
38Community Integrated Care89.4
39The Shaw Trust Limited86.0
40The National Autistic Society85.2
41Music Mark82.2
42Sue Ryder81.9
43International Planned Parenthood Federation81.4
44Crime Reduction Initiatives79.0
45Royal Voluntary Service78.7
46The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association77.2
47The Royal National Theatre76.8
48Islamic Relief Worldwide76.3
49Sense75.6
50Medical Emergency Relief International70.8
51Alzheimer's Society69.6
52World Vision UK67.3
53United Response65.1
54Tearfund65.0
55Actionaid63.9
56International Rescue Committee, U.K62.1
57Alternative Futures Group  Limited60.0
58Citizens Advice Bureaux59.6
59Dogs Trust59.6
60Disasters Emergency Committee58.8
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UK Civil Society Almanac 2014 / The Voluntary Sector /The Big Picture

Published: 04-04-2014

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