Latest income

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UK Region

Based on the UK head office


Exclude any organisations that say they work in more than countries (out of 248).

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Data notes

NGOs are only included if they say they work in fewer than 50 countries. This is because some organisations claim they are working in every single country in the world, or very large numbers of countries. This is unlikely. So we can exclude them by restricting the number of countries organisations work in.

The figures for income and spending include the total income and spending of the organisations in all the countries they work in.

Religious organisations refers to those organisations which self-describe themselves as undertaking "religious activities" in their causes.

Charity Reg. date Latest income Activities Region ?

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Charity number 209603


Latest income £197,211,000

[Dec 2019]

To save lives, promote safety and rescue service efficiency, and provide relief from disaster at sea and on inland and flood waters; to advance the education of the public in matters relating to sea, inland and flood water safety, and in the history and heritage of the Institution; to relieve/assist those who have been involved in saving lives at sea and on inland and flood waters in any capacity.

Makes grants

Work in Ireland, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey

UK registered office: E12000009

The Royal National Theatre

Charity number 224223


Latest income £107,600,000

[Mar 2019]

The National Theatre is central to the creative life of the UK. in its three theatres on the South Bank in London it presents new plays and classics from the world repertoire. It extends its reach through live broadcasts into cinema, UK and International tours and deepens audience engagement through its education programme. It looks after the wider health of theatre through R&D at the NT Studio.

Work in Netherlands, United States, China and Germany

UK registered office: E12000007

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Charity number 1140762


Latest income £106,845,000

[Jul 2019]

Teaching and research opportunities for the public benefit

Work in Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Ireland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Greece and India

UK registered office: W99999999

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Charity number 251988


Latest income £105,200,000

[Apr 2020]


Makes grants

Work in Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, United States and Israel

UK registered office: E12000007

The Royal National Institute of Blind People

Charity number 226227


Latest income £95,932,000

[Mar 2020]

RNIB is the UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight problems. Our work helps anyone with a sight problem - with braille, Talking Books, education and imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges. We fight for equal rights for people with sight problems. Contact the Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or visit

Makes grants

Work in Isle of Man

UK registered office: E12000007

The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Charity number 212481


Latest income £86,439,384

[Mar 2019]

To conserve, advance and disseminate the dramatic heritage of Shakespeare and advance and improve the dramatic art in the UK and throughout the world; producing and presenting dramatic performances of all kinds and teaching, training and other educational activities. These objectives are achieved by the production of plays by Shakespeare, other classic playwrights and commissioning new work.

Work in United States

UK registered office: E12000005

The Institute of Physics

Charity number 293851


Latest income £74,595,000

[Dec 2019]

Implementation of various projects aimed to promote the advancement and dissemination of a knowledge and education in the science of physics, pure and applied. Communicating importance of physics to all audiences, increasing awareness of and participation in physics. Maintaining and increasing membership.

Work in Ireland, Singapore, Tanzania, France, Germany and Italy

UK registered office: E12000007

The David and Claudia Harding Foundation

Charity number 1120878


Latest income £53,934,295

[Dec 2019]

The foundation's primary focus is on funding scientific research and education, particularly at Cambridge University and the UK's national Science Museum Group. the foundation does not make contributions in response to unsolicited requests.

Makes grants

Work in United States

UK registered office: E12000007

Ako Foundation

Charity number 1151815


Latest income £49,974,943

[Dec 2019]

The Foundation?S main activity is to make grants to UK charities and for general charitable purposes elsewhere in the world. the primary focus of its grant making activities is initiatives and projects which improve education or promote the arts. the Foundation does not seek applications for grants and will generally not make grants in response to unsolicited applications received.

Makes grants

Work in Norway, Sri Lanka, United States, Denmark and Germany

UK registered office: E12000007

Aga Khan Foundation (united Kingdom)

Charity number 266518


Latest income £40,158,000

[Dec 2019]

The AKF(UK) is an affiliate of the International Aga Khan Foundation and part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). the principal activity of the Charity is to promote and provide for the advancement of education, health, rural development, the environment and support to civil society organisations for the public benefit.

Makes grants

Work in Afghanistan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, Portugal, Bangladesh, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Egypt, India and Côte d'Ivoire

UK registered office: E12000007

Royal Institute of British Architects

Charity number 210566


Latest income £34,111,000

[Dec 2018]

The objectives of the RIBA, as set out in its Charter, are the Advancement of Architecture and the promotion of the acquiring of knowledge of the Arts and Sciences connected therewith. Its mission is to advance architecture by demonstrating public benefit and promoting excellence in the profession.

Work in Argentina, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Azerbaijan, Peru, Poland, Ireland, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, United States, Serbia, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, France and Greece

UK registered office: E12000007

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Charity number 1102927


Latest income £32,208,287

[Mar 2020]

The foundation supports work in the UK and India. Its focus is on helping people to overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. It has a particular interest in supporting young people and a strong belief in the importance of the arts. It operates through grant making and related charitable activities.

Makes grants

Work in India

UK registered office: E12000007

The Pears Family Charitable Foundation

Charity number 1009195


Latest income £22,607,202

[Mar 2020]

Pears Foundation aims to benefit society by promoting understanding of key issues through research and educational programmes; driving engagement in social progress across the UK, particularly in young people and supporting organisations focused on wellbeing for everyone.

Makes grants

Work in United States, Germany, Ghana and Israel

UK registered office: E12000007

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

Charity number 1081009


Latest income £21,939,000

[Dec 2019]

(a) Providing relief and assistance to past and present members of the Royal Air Force and their dependants who are in need as a result of poverty, disability, sickness, infirmity or otherwise. (B) enhancing the morale and well being of serving members of the Royal Air Force (C)Maintaining the RAF war memorial on the Victoria embankment, London.

Makes grants

Work in Argentina, Jamaica, Malaysia, Malta, Australia, Mexico, Monaco, Austria, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Ireland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Belgium, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, France, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, India and Israel

UK registered office: E12000007

Al-Khair Foundation

Charity number 1126808


Latest income £20,579,377

[Jul 2020]

The main objectives are to advance the education of young people and adults in the UK and implement charitable projects in key countries improving the quality of life and sustainability.

Makes grants

Work in Afghanistan, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Australia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Bangladesh, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Turkey, Yemen, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Chad, Djibouti, Greece, India and Indonesia

UK registered office: E12000007

JNF Charitable Trust

Charity number 225910


Latest income £16,505,000

[Dec 2019]

JNF UK is an organisation raising funds for environmental and humanitarian causes in Israel.

Makes grants

Work in Israel

UK registered office: E12000007

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Charity number 1091222


Latest income £16,416,000

[Mar 2020]

PML undertakes cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in the sunlit ocean in anticipation of growing societal needs and to promote stewardship of marine ecosystems. PML's research is undertaken nationally and internationally and in collaboration with a wide range of partners to understand how the ocean works and to help monitor society's activities in, and impacts on, the ocean.

Work in Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, Bangladesh, South Korea, Cambodia, China and India

UK registered office: E12000009

Oxford Archaeology Limited

Charity number 285627


Latest income £15,707,424

[Mar 2020]

Archaeological research, archaeological excavations and analysis and publication, heritage and conservation advice.

Work in Saudi Arabia, Isle of Man and Jersey

UK registered office: E12000008

The Landmark Trust

Charity number 243312


Latest income £15,623,000

[Mar 2020]

Acquires smaller historic buildings that are at risk and in some way significant. These are restored to the highest standards of conservation using traditional materials and skills whose survival is thus also supported. Anyone can stay in the restored buildings to learn about their significance in time and place, giving them a sustainable future. Public Open Days provide further public access.

Work in Guernsey, Jersey, France and Italy

UK registered office: E12000008

Huo Family Foundation (UK) Limited

Charity number 1133206


Latest income £15,414,018

[Dec 2019]

The Huo Family Foundation is a grant-giving foundation based in London. Its mission is to support education, communities and the pursuit of knowledge. the Foundations current focus are in the five main areas, education, neuroscience and psychology, public policy, the arts and Covid-19 research.

Makes grants

Work in United States and China

UK registered office: E12000007

Laidlaw Foundation

Charity number 1175245


Latest income £14,703,260

[Jul 2019]

The object and activities of the Foundation are the advancement of education, especially the education of deprived young people, in particular by means of grants and other forms of financial assistance to institutions which are engaged in the provision of educational services in any part of the world.

Makes grants

Work in Monaco, Ireland, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, United States, Hong Kong and Canada

UK registered office: E12000007

Lloyd's Register International

Charity number 1151987


Latest income £14,700,000

[Jun 2019]

LR International has been set up to provide services in Australia and New Zealand which protect life, property and the environment, promote public education, and promote industry and commerce. We employ engineers and other professional staff who assess whether ships and other high value assets have been constructed, maintained and operated in accordance with proper standards of safety.

Makes grants

Work in Australia and New Zealand

UK registered office: E12000007

A M Qattan Foundation

Charity number 1029450


Latest income £13,937,465

[Dec 2019]

Identify and promote scholarly, artistic and scientific excellence and research in any field that caters for and contributes towards the cultural and educational advancement of Arabs in general and Palestinians in particular

Makes grants

Work in Lebanon and Occupied Palestinian Territories

UK registered office: E12000007

Cotswold Archaeology Ltd

Charity number 1001653


Latest income £12,828,817

[Mar 2020]

We achieve our Object by creating knowledge which accrues from archaeological and heritage investigations and other research. Through our research we make the past relevant, interesting and enjoyable to a broad spectrum of beneficiaries. Developing knowledge of the past amongst stakeholders increases community cohesion and identity, and furthers an overall appreciation of the world we live in

Work in Ireland

UK registered office: E12000009

Earlham Institute

Charity number 1136213


Latest income £12,608,000

[Mar 2020]

The advancement of biological & biotechnological science by undertaking & promoting research in biology at the molecular level & the genomic functions of organisms by: generating, analysing & sharing genome sequences; facilitating other researchers by providing access to our data analysis resources & tools; & educating others through comprehensive training programmes, publications & outreach work.

Work in Colombia

UK registered office: E12000006

Rsa (the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

Charity number 212424


Latest income £12,123,000

[Mar 2020]

The RSA is an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today's pressing social problems. Through its 27,000 strong fellowship it pursues its mission: to help people be the people they need to be to see the change they want in the world.

Work in Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada and India

UK registered office: E12000007

Clean Air Fund

Charity number 1183697


Latest income £12,033,994

[Dec 2019]

Clean Air Fund brings together philanthropic resources to improve air quality globally. It co-ordinates a collective strategy for air pollution activity, provides grant funding to a multi-national portfolio of clean air programmes, grants funds to research and knowledge-building activities, and provides a means of knowledge sharing and networking between stakeholders.

Makes grants

Work in Poland, Spain, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, France and India

UK registered office: E12000007

The Edward James Foundation Limited

Charity number 1126084


Latest income £10,965,177

[Sep 2019]

The Foundation delivers education through West Dean College and, as a secondary activity, maintains and preserves the West Dean Estate.

Work in Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, United States, Germany and Italy

UK registered office: E12000008

Bader International Study Centre

Charity number 1025387


Latest income £10,769,603

[Apr 2020]

The charity provides academic programmes for undergraduate students whose interests are oriented towards the United Kingdom and Europe; a venue and focal point for international conferences and meetings; and an enhanced educational, social and cultural environment for the local community, through its stewardship of the unique heritage of Herstmonceux Castle.

Work in Canada

UK registered office: E12000008

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Charity number 506276


Latest income £10,451,000

[Mar 2020]

Promoting concerts in Birmingham. Taking part in concerts at other venues in the UK and around the world. Broadcasting and recording work. Extensive education programme. Running 3 unpaid professional choruses and an auditioned youth choir in partnership with Birmingham Music Services. Management of CBSO Centre, the Orchestra's administration and rehearsal home and medium sized performance venue.

Work in Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium and Germany

UK registered office: E12000005