On the register: charities that carry out religious activities

Facts and figures from the Charity Commission's records

Religious charities
Religious charities

31,202 charities on the register list religious work among their activities in documents filed with the Charity Commission

6,898 provide advocacy, advice or information; 12,611 provide buildings and facilities; 12,144 make grants to organisations; and 3,912 engage in other charitable activities

6,284 help people with disabilities, 13,927 help children and young people and 9,535 help the elderly and old people

133 charities have incomes of more than £10m, such as the Catholic Trust for England and Wales and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Great Britain)

788 operate solely in England while 319 operate solely in Wales, with 6,445 covering both countries. 1,436 operate in London alone

2,069 are overdue in filing their most recent documents with the Charity Commission

Figures from www.charity-commission.gov.uk

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