18 new entrants in this year's Charity 250 Index

03 May 2018 News

Affinity Trust is the highest placed of 18 new entrants on this year’s haysmacintyre/Charity Finance Charity 250 Index, entering in 68th place.

The index, published by Charity Finance magazine, measures the largest charities outside the top 100, ranking entrants by their average annual income over the past three years.

This year it is topped by medical research charity LifeArc, which is also the highest riser, jumping 160 places with an average income of £61.3m.

Other high-risers include community-building charity the Challenge Network, up 46 places to 29th place and landmine-clearing charity Halo Trust, up 45 places to 130th place.

The minimum income needed to enter the index rose from £21.2m to £22.8m year-on-year, with new entrant the Leys and St Faith’s Schools Foundation achieving that figure in the latest results.

Other new entrants include Katherine Martin Charitable Trust (in 73rd place with an income of £39.6m) and Heritage Care (82 – £38.7m).

While those that have fallen from the accompanying Charity 100 Index to the list include disability and mental health charity Alternative Futures, which is now 4th in the 250 list.

A noteworthy exit from the list is drug and alcohol abuse charity the Lifeline Project, which went into administration last May and transferred most of its services to Change, Grow, Live.

Another is international blindness prevention charity Sightsavers, which has been promoted to the Charity 100 Index.

Read the full report here.


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