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Monthly gifts

Smiling Bangladeshi girl wearing purple top standing inside ActionAid Happy Homes safe house.

£10 a month could help provide essential toiletries like soap and toothbrushes



One-off donations

Smiling primary-schoolgirl in Zimbabwe standing inside empty classroom wearing blue checked school uniform holds out her bowl of porridge

£10 could provide school lunches for girls who don’t get enough to eat


What ActionAid does

Whether it’s the result of being displaced by war, recovering from the aftermath of an earthquake, or simply being born into a deprived community, women and girls are the most affected by poverty.

ActionAid puts women and girls at the centre of our work across 45 countries. We make sure girls go to and stay in school, we work with communities to end gender-based violence, and we train women in the skills they need to earn a living.

Almost all of the people and partners who run our programmes are from the developing world. This means our staff are on the ground and experiencing poverty first hand. We see day-to-day how poverty affects people’s lives, and are uniquely placed to give a voice to the women and children who suffer the most.

We also help women and communities prepare for and recover from disasters, a time when they can be at their most vulnerable. We demand action to change the factors that keep poor people poor at local, national and international level. We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.

Income 2017

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

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.

Other ways to support our work

Donating by post

If you’d prefer to donate by post, make out a cheque payable to ActionAid UK,
and send it to:

ActionAid UK Supporter Care Team,
Chataway House, Leach Road
Chard, Somerset
TA20 1FR

Contact us

We’re here to help. You can contact us by phone or email.

+44 (0)1460 238 047


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Page updated 22 February 2018