Now sponsored by haysmacintyre, the Charity 100 and 250 Indexes have been tracking income trends at the UK’s largest charities since 1996. The Charity 100 Index tracks the largest 100 charities, while the Charity 250 Index assesses the next 250. Index members are selected based on their average income over the last three years.
Not every registered charity is eligible for inclusion. When the indexes were created, rules were set in order to focus on those charities which fit the more traditional public view of what a charity is. Housing associations, universities, academy schools and examination assessment bodies are all therefore excluded. Index members must also demonstrate a level of independence from government.