How we are funded
Practical Action depends on the support of individuals, trusts, NGOs and governments to deliver its work to poor communities worldwide.
In 2015-16 Practical Action had an income of £29.7 million.
Of this, 37% was raised from voluntary donations and legacies from individuals, and 10% from donations from small family trusts and companies.
A further 53% came from grants made by the UK and other governments for development assistance, by multilateral development agencies and other large funders such as international trusts.
How is the money spent?
Practical Action spent £28.9 million in 2015-16. The majority of spend, 87%, was on charitable activities - on our programmes round the world and the operations of the subsidiaries - and 12% was reinvested in further fundraising. Only 1% of expenditure was on management and administration (calculated by UK Charity Commission-regulated norms).
Annual Report & Accounts
A full breakdown of Practical Action's income and expenditure, the report of the independent auditors and a detailed financial statement are available in our Annual Report & Accounts, which also include a review of our international programmes against strategic objectives.
International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)
Practical Action is committed to being an open and transparent organisation, accountable to all of its stakeholders. Practical Action now publishes data via the International Aid Transparency initiative (IATI), where information on aid and activity spending is publicly accessible. Read more ...