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Stewarding your money

Here at Compassion we're passionate about doing things with excellence, including the way we manage our finances. We work hard to ensure donations are used strategically, for the greatest benefit of children in poverty.

From our fundraising activities to our programme activities, we’re accountable for every penny we spend. Our field offices have both internal and external audits regularly and our own office here in the UK is audited externally each year. As a UK Charity and Limited Company, all our accounts are filed with Companies House and the Charity Commission.

 

HOW WE SPEND YOUR DONATIONS

Last year, 86% of our income was spent on charitable activities! 80% to directly benefit children and 6% for support costs.

GIFT AID

At least 80% of Gift Aid is used to support children living in poverty through RESPOND Initiatives, specific grants, child ministry and initiatives to advocate on behalf of children.

CHILD, FAMILY AND PROJECT GIFTS

100% of child, family and project gifts go to the beneficiary. Our local project staff and church leaders will help choose a gift that will really make a difference to those receiving it.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR 2015/16 ANNUAL REPORT

From 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016, we received £39,006,069 in income. This is a 6.6 percent increase from last year and enabled us to release more children from poverty across the world.

  • We saw new sponsorships of 11,618 children
  • Gifts for children increased by ¬£267,000, 19 percent more than last year
  • Our Christmas Appeal raised more than ¬£840,000
  • UK Church Partnerships grew to 1,071 churches throughout the UK
  • A successful Gift Aid campaign resulted in an increase of ¬£875,000 (16 percent)
  • Sponsorship Plus now has more than 3,700 sponsors donating an additional ¬£5 a month

 

Read the full annual report

 

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Transparency Statement

Honouring our commitment to integrity and transparency, we want to share the steps we took during the previous financial year (1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016) to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within our operations or supply chains.

 

Download the full statement

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