Our income

Our total income 2017/18

A graph of our income in 2018

Our total income for 2017/18 was £634 million. This was raised through:

Donations (£192 million) – Donations included regular gifts, major donations and money raised by local fundraising groups and corporate partners.

Legacies (£182 million) – Over 6,000 people left a gift to Cancer Research UK in their will.

Shops and event sales (£104 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 (£101 million) – Royalty income was generated from treatments we have developed. Grants were received by our research institutes.

Events (£49 million) – Over 600,000 people took part in our events, including Race for Life, Dryathlon and Stand Up To Cancer.

Other (£6 million) – This is primarily income from investments, and income from the sale of one of our rented properties.