Finances

While the 2019/20 reporting year brought many challenges, there was also much to celebrate.

A huge thank you to the many individuals, funding partners and organisations who helped us achieve so much in this uniquely challenging year. With your support, we’ve worked alongside communities to tackle the impact of climate change while improving health, revitalising businesses and unlocking access to green energy. Thank you.

In 2019-2020

We raised £36.1 million, spent £35 million on our work and 92p out of every £1 was spent on our programmes around the world.

Income and Expenditure

Bar graph showing total annual income for years ending 31 March. Income shows as £30m in 2016, £33.2m in 2017, £32.2m in 2018, £31.2m in 2019 and £36.1m in 2020.

Bar graph showing total expenditure on charitable activities, with years ending 31 March. £25.1m in 2016, £28.4m in 2017, £30.1m in 2018, £29.1m in 2019, £35m in 2020.

Pie chart showing 2019-20 income sources. £7.9m (22%) donations from individuals, trusts and companies, £3.2m (9%) legacies from people remembering us in their will, £21.6m (60%) grants from governments, trusts and foundations, and companies, £2.9m (8%) consultancy work and Practical Action Publishing, £0.4m (1%) investment and other.

Pie chart showing 2019-20 expenditure including fundraising and governance. £35m (92%) charitable activities, £2.9m (8%) fundraising.

* Figures calculated in line with Charity Commission norms. Expenditure on charitable activities includes governance.

Financial Review

Consolidated statement of financial activities for the year ended 31 March 2020.

To review our full financial accounts including a statement from the Trustees and a report from our independent auditors please scroll down to find our Annual Report.

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Annual Report

Your support means that our work has touched the lives of 2.8 million people! Read our Annual Report and see how your support has transformed the lives of the people living in poverty for good.

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