Have been looking over the latest figures provided by the ACNC in relation to registered charities in Australia.
- 1,045,676 employed staff
- 1,806,495 estimated volunteers
- Total income $101.9 billion
Our small charities in Australia rely more on donations and bequests, receiving 32% of their income from those sources, compared to the largest charities which receive only 2% of their income from donations and bequests. That’s a big difference.
Smaller charities are receiving 2% of their income from government grants, compared to 44% for the largest charities.
What I also thought was interesting was that the smaller charities are spending 10% of their funds on employee expenses, compared to the largest charities spending 57% on employee expenses.
What do you think of these latest figures? Do you work or volunteer for a registered charity? Do these figures surprise you?
Love to hear your thoughts.