The Charity Commission (UK) has an advanced search feature for its register, but appears to have no information in excel spreadsheets that would be ideal for geo mapping or comparing with other data. In addition you can view an individual charity and see how it's income and expenditure has changed over the last few years, but there appears to be no way to access this data in a table format. Are there any tools which would enable this information to be collected and put in a table format? Even better, has anyone already done this?!

asked 23 May, 13:10

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Have you looked at the data that has been scraped together to create OpenCharities:

Background blog post on the project is here:


answered 23 May, 13:48

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Yes but got lost amongst the info because there doesn't appear to be a search function to narrow the information down to local authority area and I've noticed sometimes key data is missing, e.g. for my own charity our more recent financial accounts are not listed although they do appear on the Charity Commission website. Are there ways around this? If so, how can I find out about them?

(23 May, 14:36) SLCVSP

It's possible to download a copy of the OpenCharities database: "Can we have a copy of the full database? Yes. The whole thing can be downloaded as a compressed CSV file from under the same Share-Alike Attribution licence as the API data. Please Note: Even compressed, it's quite a big file (over 25MB), and may be too big for many spreadsheets." So you could upload it to Google Fusion Tables or a GIS?

(24 May, 22:18) psychemedia ♦♦
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