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How we spend your money

84p out of every pound we spent during 2018/19 was spent fighting poverty, excluding the costs of running our high street and online shops:

The people of Yemen need your help Rohingya Crisis Amina running from war You've been walking with millions Aid flies out to Haiti Aid flies out to Haiti Kenya: toilets lift threat of deadly disease Working with refugees in Serbia Campaigning for fair wages

When it comes to running a huge world-changing operation, we make every penny count.

emergency response
development work
campaigning for change
support and running costs
fundraising costs

But what are support and running costs?*

  • Employing local staff worldwide - from finance experts to people who evaluate our work.
  • Warehouse costs, so we can store vital disaster response kit.
  • IT systems, to ensure we work efficiently.
  • Plenty more, from exchange rates when we buy foreign currency to VAT costs we can't claim back.

*All figures from our 2015/16 Annual Report

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