The total number of charities in Australia decreased between 2014 and 2016, according to the charity regulator’s first comparative report analysing changes over multiple years.
Growth and Change in Australia’s Charities: 2014 To 2016, is a sub-report of the Australian Charities Report 2016, which assessed the Annual Information Statements of more than 45,000 charities over three years to identify trends in income, workforce, location and activities.
It found that across the three years, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) revoked the charity status of 2,600 more organisations than it registered, with 11,698 charities revoked compared to 9,044 new charities.
The latest report, published on Tuesday by ACNC in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact and the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, also found that donations and bequests to registered charities grew by almost 15 per cent in that time period.
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