20,736 charities on the register list economic, community development or employment work among their activities in documents filed with the Charity Commission
3,473 provide grants to individuals, 10,320 provide buildings, facilities and open space, 4,748 act as umbrella or resource bodies and 10,143 provide advocacy or information
8,380 help other charities or voluntary bodies, 9,566 help people with disabilities and 13,283 help the general public
887 operate in London, 577 operate only in England and 3,091 operate throughout England and Wales
1,981 are overdue in filing their most recent documents with the Charity Commission
Figures from www.charity-commission.gov.uk.