Facts and figures from the Charity Commission's records
4,168 charities on the register list recreation among their activities in documents filed with the Charity Commission
2,628 provide buildings, facilities and open space, 2,066 provide services, 565 make grants to organisations and 289 sponsor or undertake research
2,958 help children and young people, 1,751 help people with disabilities and 1,289 help other charities or voluntary bodies
11 charities have incomes of more than £10m, including an armed forces charity, the Royal Logistics Corps Association Trust, the disability charity Livability and the refugee charity Sawa (African Horizon)
78 operate throughout England, 253 throughout England and Wales, 116 in London and 39 in Wales
77 are overdue in filing their most recent documents with the commission
Figures from www.charity-commission.gov.uk.