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Our finances

Financial transparency

How much money did our charity fundraise? And how did we spend it to help children to survive and thrive? Find out in our latest Annual Report

Financial Performance


Our total spend in 2022 was £286 million.

Of this, our charitable expenditure was £251 million, which includes £212 million on programmes in the UK and internationally; £8 million on advocacy and awareness; and £31 million on support costs for our programme, advocacy and campaigning work.

In 2022, we invested £32 million raising funds, which includes £21 million on the direct costs of running our diverse fundraising channels and activities; and £7 million on our retail shops.

The graphic below shows our charitable expenditure broken down by thematic area.

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Save the Children Annual Report 2022 total expenditure


Our total income in 2022 was £294 million.

This money comes from a diverse pool of sources, which includes £165 million from institutional donors; £68 million from individuals, legacies and communities; £45 million from corporates, major donors and trusts; and £9 million from trading.

The graphic below shows our income broken down by thematic area.

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Save the Children Annual Report 2022 total income


The Save the Children movement works in 115 countries.

In 2022, Save the Children UK supported the global movement in 49 countries. We provided technical expertise, funding, strategic and governance support, advocacy, programme management and humanitarian response work. We also supported staff, partners and the wider humanitarian sector with capacity-strengthening programmes.

International Aid Transparency

Since 2012 we have voluntarily published details of our programme spend through the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). The IATI standard provides a common and open format for sharing aid information, making it easier to find, use and compare. In accordance with the IATI standard, we publish timely, detailed and comparable information on our spending, which is accessible to all our donors and supporters. Publishing this information to the IATI standard makes us more effective and accountable as an organisation.

Page last updated June 2023

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