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.


Last year, 88.6% of our income was spent on charitable activities. 80% to directly benefit children in poverty and 8% for support costs.


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


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


As our 2020-2021 Annual Report shows, from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, we received £50,836,000 in income, an increase of £4,027,000.

  • On 30 June 2021 114,450 children were supported.
  • Compassion UK granted £3,637,000 to fund additional interventions in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • 88.6% of donations were used for charitable activities.
  • 398,819 encouraging messages of support were sent between children and their supporters.

View historic Compassion UK Annual Reports 

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Compassion UK Christian Child Development, registered charity in England and Wales (1077216) and Scotland (SC045059). A company limited by guarantee, Registered in England and Wales company number 03719092. Registered address: Compassion House, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UT.