Revealed: the richest charities and how much they earn

A list of Scotland’s richest charities has been revealed for the first time, and it shows the top 20 earners have a combined income of more than £4 billion.

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), which took up its powers in April 2006, has published a list ranking the 300 charities with the greatest annual incomes.

The wealthiest charity registered in Scotland is the British Council, which has a gross annual income of more than £517 million, followed by the University of Edinburgh, on £438 million, and the Open University, on £352 million.

Among other high-profile charities is the Church of Scotland, which is 20th, with an annual income of £108 million.

Full story at The Scotsman.

ANALYSIS

Churches and Christian organisations in the top 300, with cross-border charities marked with an asterisk, are:

13 – Salvation Army*
20 – Church of Scotland
27 – Salvation Army Social Work Trust*
36 – Tearfund*
37 – Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance*
91 – Church of Scotland General Trustees

108 – Aberlour Childcare Trust
113 – Church Of Scotland Investors Trust
130 – RC Archdiocese Of Glasgow Central Funds
143 – Mungo Foundation
158 – EMMS Nazareth
215 – Mission Aviation Fellowship UK*
220 – Baptist Missionary Society*
228 – Board Of Managers Of The Good Shepherd Centre
240 – Blythswood Care
243 – Wycliffe UK Ltd
248 – Lord’s Work Trust
260 – St Columba’s Hospice
285 – Sisters of Charity of St Paul the Apostle

Full story at OSCR.