Facts & Figures: Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway Northern Ireland

Facts & Figures: Northern Ireland

25 Apr 2017

This free report gives an overview of the charity landscape in Northern Ireland recently revealed by the introduction of compulsory registration in 2013. 

Key facts: 

  • Before 2008 there was no dedicated public body for registering and regulating Northern Irish charities
  • Almost a third of charities have an income below £5,000 per annum
  • 45% of charities operate solely in their local council area 
  • Education and training is the most common charitable activity
  • Approximately 44,703 people work in Northern Ireland’s voluntary and community sector
  • Trust in charities is higher in Northern Ireland than in Britain

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