Where your money goes

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Find out where our money comes from and how we spend it

We appreciate all donations in support of our work helping England's most vulnerable children and young people.

Whatever the size of the donation, we manage your gift responsibly to ensure the maximum benefit for children. For example, more than 69p for every £1 we receive is spent directly on services and campaigns to transform the lives of children and young people.

The money we spend on fundraising is one of the best investments around. For every £1, we raise £3.61 to help children and young people.*

More than 9500 volunteers a year help us make your donations go further. 

Where our money comes from and how we spend it

How we spent money in 2015-16:

  • Services to children: £23m
  • Trading, inc. shops: £7.7m
  • Fundraising: £6.4m
  • Campaigning, research and policy: £5.0m
  • Other: £0.5m

How we raised money in 2015-16:

  • Donations, legacies and grants: £23.1m
  • Central and local government: £10.6m
  • Trading, inc. shops: £9.2m
  • Investment and other income: £0.9m 



* Please note that this figure excludes income and expenditure generated by retail activities. (Return to text.)

We fight for change, supporting disadvantaged children to have better lives.