Our expenditure explained

How we spent the money we received

This chart shows our spending in 2016.

Our total spending in 2016 was £236.6 million. For every £1 we spent, 92p was used for charitable activities and raising funds.

Our support costs were eight per cent and include overheads such as finance, human resources, IT, and central management and governance.

This spending is essential to make sure our organisation runs efficiently and allows us to help as many people in crisis as possible.

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Our charitable activities

Of the £181.7 million we spent on our charitable activities in 2016, £122.5 million was spent on supporting people in the UK. This was split into areas such as crisis response, first aid, refugee support, and supporting people between home and hospital.

The remaining £59.2 million was spent on providing help overseas. 

We publish data on all our international grants on the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) website. You can also read more about using IATI data

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Where our funds come from

Our funds come from a variety of sources. This includes our charity shops, money left to us in wills and donations.

We also raise funds by providing services to support vulnerable people. This includes contracts with the NHS.

For a full breakdown of our income and expenditure, take a look at our annual report and accounts.

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Want to find out more about how we spend the money we receive?

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