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‚Äôre 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, 88% of our income was spent on charitable activities. 82% to directly benefit children in poverty and 6% for support costs.
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 2016/17 ANNUAL REPORT
From 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, we received ¬£39,944,000¬†¬†in income. This is a¬†2.4 percent increase from last year and enabled us to release more children from poverty across the world.
- We saw new sponsorships of 11,413 children
- Donations to RESPOND Interventions increased by 86% to ¬£1,357,000
- ¬£700,000 was raised through the Christmas Appeal
- UK Church Partnerships grew to 1,482 churches in the UK
- More than 5,500 sponsors donating an additional ¬£5/month through Sponsorship Plus
- More than ¬£200,000 given in Disaster Relief funds
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 2016 to 30 June 2017) to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within our operations or supply chains.
Download the full statement