Education charities have largest incomes in Scotland

A new list of the 300 biggest charities by income in Scotland has been published by the country's charity regulator.

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator’s list is topped by four educational charities – the British Council, Edinburgh University, the Open University and Glasgow University Court.

Glasgow Housing Association, Oxfam, the Red Cross, NCH and Barnardo’s are the top non-educational organisations.

The charities on the list have a combined income of £9.5bn, with the top 20 worth more than £4bn a year. The figures take into account the income of these organisations in England and Wales.

Jane Ryder, chief executive of the OSCR, said the list provided a useful snapshot of the sector’s major charities by income.

“We are increasingly publishing data gathered from charities’ annual and monitoring returns and adding to public awareness of charity activity and reporting in Scotland,” she said.

“We do not anticipate the list to change markedly over time, but it should prove to be a useful reference point as we move forward.”

The list will be updated quarterly by the OSCR. It is available to view on the regulator’s website.

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