Flattened funds: The damaging effects of scandals are likely to cause growth to slow

Organisations included in the Charities industry are defined as non-profit organisations with some meaningful degree of voluntary participation and whose aims are in the public benefit. This covers a broad range of charitable objectives, from emergency relief and international aid to arts programmes. Charities derive their income primarily from donations made by individuals and grants received from the public sector or benevolent organisations, meaning economic conditions play a large role in industry revenue growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£49.3bn
Annual Growth 14-19
0.3%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
893,214
Businesses
169,607
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Recently, scandals and economic uncertainty have reduced donations and restricted revenue
  • Falling unemployment is expected to slow industry growth, as young people have less time to volunteer
  • The UK’s exit from the European Union could limit funding, as charities would be excluded from EU grants
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry in the Charities industry are low. Starting a charity requires little more than establishing a mission for the organisation and registering with the relevant government register. The majority of charities are very small, with organisations required to have an annual income of over £5,000 to qualify as a full charity. Scale is not necessarily instrumental to success. For example, in 2015-16 there were 5,934 registered charities to support the environment, highlighting the frequency of smaller, similar charities in the industry as a result of low barriers to entry...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Charities Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Charities Industry are

  • Access to volunteer labour
  • Ability to raise revenue from additional sources
  • Ability to educate the wider community
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real government consumption expenditure and Real household disposable income in the Charities industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Charities Industry?

    This industry includes organisations which meet the National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ definition of ‘general charities’. These are defined as non-profit organisations with some meaningful degree of voluntary participation and whose aims are in the public benefit. Excluded from the industry are broader civil society organisations, such as places of worship, independent schools, housing associations and government bodies.

    Industry Products
  • Social services
  • Education and research
  • Religion
  • Development and housing
  • Culture and recreation
  • Industry Activities
  • Raising money for philanthropic purposes
  • Promoting awareness of causes
  • Achieving social aims
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Number of deaths
  • Youth unemployment rate

  • Current Performance
  • Charity begins at home
  • Demographic changes
  • Tarnished reputations
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Funding concerns
  • Technological change
  • Public-sector provision
  • Table: Charities Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Charities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Banks
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Accounting & Auditing
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling
  • Office Equipment Rental & Leasing
  • Public Relations & Communication Activities

  • Products & Services
  • Social services
  • Other
  • Education and research
  • Religion
  • Development and housing
  • Culture and recreation
  • Chart: Charities Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Individual
  • Government
  • Voluntary sector
  • Investment
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Charities Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Charities

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Charities Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Charities Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Charities Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Legacy
  • A sum of money or property left to someone in a will.
  • Ncvo
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations
  • Non-Profit Organisation
  • An organisation that reinvests its operating surplus to further achieve its objective.
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