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How your money is spent

Financial transparency

Find out how much income we raised in 2019 and how we spent it helping children to survive and thrive.

Our income and expenditure

We are extremely careful with how we spend money donated to us. 

In 2019, our total income was £307 million. We spent £271 million on charitable activities, which includes our global programming, advocacy and awareness campaigns and the associated support and administrative cost of these. We spent £36 million in raising funds. 

We invest in fundraising to encourage more people to support our work. 

We will always remain transparent and accountable to our supporters, and a full breakdown of our financial information can be found below;

Annual report 2019 total income and expenditure.

Annual report 2019 total expenditure



Select a country or hover your mouse (press & hold on mobile) to see specific charitable activities. Right-click for more data. The map is desktop-optimised but can be used in landscape on mobile.

For more detail on programmatic work within the environments in which we work, please visit the individual country pages in our Where We Work section.

International Aid Transparency

In 2012 we became a publisher of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). This voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative aims to make information about aid spending easier to find, use, and compare. 

As part of our continued commitment to financial transparency and resource allocation we publish timely, detailed, and comparable information on our spending that is accessible to all of our donors and supporters via the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) website.

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