ActionAid UK | Charity working with women and girls living in poverty

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty.

Our dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls. We are ending violence and fighting poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.

Find out how ActionAid makes a difference


How we use the money you donate

For every £1 we spend:

69p is spent on programme activity, including humanitarian and development work

17p is spent on fundraising

11p is spent on support costs (running the organisation)

3p is spent on campaigning for change

These figures are taken from our expenditure in 2018. 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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Page updated 11 October 2019