Our income

Our total income 2016/17

Our total income for 2016/17 was £647 million. This was raised through:

Legacies (£187 million) – Over 6,000 people left a gift to Cancer Research UK in their will.

Donations (£190 million) – Donations included regular gifts, major donations and money raised by local fundraising groups and corporate partners.

Events (£65 million) – Over 600,000 people took part in our events, including Race for Life, Dryathlon and Stand Up To Cancer.

Shops and event sales (£102 million) – This includes £80 million generated through goods sold in our shops and £22 million from registration fees and merchandise sales at events.

Royalties and grants (£92 million) – Royalty income was generated from treatments we have developed. Grants were received by our research institutes.

Other (£11 million) – This is primarily income from investments, and income from the sale of one of our rented properties.