British charities would lose more than £200m in funding each year if the UK votes to leave the European Union, according to the Britain Stronger in Europe  campaign.

Research conducted by the campaign found that 249 charities received £217m from the EU in 2014, the most recent year for which there are figures.

The data came from the EU’s Financial Transparency system, which shows the organisations that receive funding from the EU budget.

The BSE campaign says that this funding would be at risk should the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, due to be held on 23 June, lead to the country’s departure.

The campaign’s data shows that Oxfam GB received the most money from the EU, with almost £39m in 2014, and the International Rescue Committee UK received almost £23m.

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