Our expenditure explained
How we spent the money we received
This chart shows our spending in 2017.
Our total spending in 2017 was £276.1 million. For every £1 we spent, 93p was used for charitable activities and raising funds.
Our support costs were seven per cent and included overheads such as finance, human resources, IT, 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.
Our charitable activities
Of the £220.9 million we spent on our charitable activities in 2017, £140.1 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 £80.8 million was spent on providing help overseas.
Where our funds come from
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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