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ActionAid is an international charity working in over 45 countries. We work with the poorest women and girls in the world, changing their lives for good.

Our local staff provide immediate, hands-on support to women and children living on the margins of survival. Together we demand action at local, national and international level. We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.

Find out how ActionAid makes a difference

How we use the money you give us

For every £1 we spend:

72p is spent on programme activity, including humanitarian and development work

12p is spent on fundraising

9p is spent on support costs (running the organisation)

7p is spent on campaigning for change

Income 2017

These figures are taken from our expenditure in 2016. We’re committed to keeping our supporters happy and being open and honest about how we fundraise. To find out more you can read our supporter promise.

Find out more about who we are and how we’re funded

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How your support has changed lives in 2017

Girish Menon 21 Dec 2017

Thanks to you, we are able to help women and girls in some of the world’s poorest countries to realise their rights and transform their lives. 

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Miriam Margolyes on the power of ActionAid child sponsorship

Natalia Fricker 15 Dec 2017

Watch Miriam Margolyes share why child sponsorship with ActionAid is so special in this exclusive film.

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