Country profile

United Kingdom

Definition
In the UK there is no specific legal form for foundations required by law. The terms trust and foundation are used interchangeably to describe charities with private, independent and sustainable income that fulfil their charitable goals mainly by funding and supporting other organisations and individuals.

United Kingdom’s philanthropy profile

€85.3 billion

Pool of assets

€5.8 billion

Total expenditure

No data

Total employment

United Kingdom’s foundations

12,000

foundations