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UK Annual Report and Financial Statements 2015-16

WaterAid's Annual Report 2015-16A summary of our achievements last year, followed by a full set of audited accounts.

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Previous years:

2015-16

The figures here relate to the activities of WaterAid in the UK and the programmes we have management responsibility for in Africa and Asia.

This information has been extracted from pages 16 and 17 of the Annual Report and Financial Statements 2015-16.

Who we received funds from

More than half of our total income was donated by hundreds of thousands of individual supporters. We are fortunate that 67% of our funds, received from a range of sources, are given without restrictions being placed on how and where we use them. This means we are able to react quickly to unforeseen events, such as the Nepal earthquake and West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, and maintain support to local partners and communities.

A pie chart showing WaterAid's total income in 2015 at £85.5 million.

How we used your money

Our total expenditure for the year was £83.5m, of which £48m was spent on directly supporting partners to deliver safe water, sanitation and hygiene services to poor communities and £13.1m on influencing decision makers to reach many millions more. In total, we spent 76% of supporters’ money on our charitable activities. This included our support and governance costs.

A pie chart showing WaterAid's total expenditure in 2015 at £83.5 million.

Five-year snapshot

This snapshot of our income and expenditure over the past five years shows a story of continuous growth, enabling us to reach millions of people year after year.

A bar graph entitled 'Five-year snapshot' showing WaterAid's income and expenditure since 2011.

Please note that in 2015–16 we adopted the new financial reporting standard for charities (Charities SORP (FRS102)). This required our income and expenditure reported in previous years to be restated. See note 1 to the Financial Statements on page 47 of the full report.

2014-15

The figures here relate to the activities of WaterAid in the UK and the programmes we have management responsibility for in Africa and Asia.

This information has been extracted from pages 26 and 27 of the Annual Report and Financial Statements 2014-15.

Income

Our supporters have helped us raise £83.6 million in 2014-15, a 13% increase on the previous year.

Where did we receive funds from?


Our diverse portfolio of ‘unrestricted’ and ‘restricted’ funding provided certainty of income to allow us to finance our long term plans and to deliver our work. Our high balance of unrestricted income gave us the flexibility to respond to where the need is greatest and to cope with financial shocks and disasters.

What did we spend your money on?

Of our total spend, over £60 million went on our charitable activities: working with partners to deliver services and influence decision makers. Over £16 million was put back into raising more funds and under £5 million, 6% of our spending, was invested in the effective running of the organisation. Expenditure in more than half of our country programmes grew from the previous year by between 20% to 60%.

WaterAid 1 pound pie chart 

2013-14

The figures here relate to the activities of WaterAid in the UK and in the 22 country programmes we directly manage from the UK.

This information has been extracted from the audited Annual Report and Financial Statements 2013-14.

Income table 

Expenditure table

Diagram showing what we spent your money on

Graphic showing how we spend our money


2012-13

The figures here relate to the activities of WaterAid in the UK and in the 23 country programmes we directly manage from the UK.

This information has been extracted from the audited Annual Report and Financial Statements 2012-13.

In 2012-13 our income was £65.6m, of which £39m was donations, £4.9m grants (unrestricted), £20.4m grants (restricted) and £1.3m from other sources.

In the same year, our total expenditure was £61.3m, of which £37.8m was spent on delivering services, £7.5m on influencing, £13.8m on fundraising costs, £1.7m supporting WaterAid member countries, and £0.5m on governance.

 

 


2011-12

The figures here relate to the activities of WaterAid in the UK and in the 23 country programmes we directly manage from the UK. 

This information has been extracted from the audited Annual Report and Financial Statements 2011/12 (approved on September 6 2012).

Graphic showing how we spend a pound


2010-11

This summary financial information has been extracted from the audited Annual Report and Financial Statements 2010/11 (approved on September 1 2011).

Income:

Donations  £32.4m 
Grants (voluntary) £1.6m
Grants (restricted) £12.9m
Gifts in kind £0.2m
Fundraising events £1.0m
Deficit £2.7m*
Total £50.8m


*To fulfil our commitments to our partners and the communities we work with, we used £2.7m of our reserves as planned.

Expenditure: 

Supporting partners to deliver water, sanitation and hygiene £32.9m 
Influencing policy £6.2m
Fundraising £11.3m
Governance £0.4m
Total £50.8m

2009-10

Our financial review 2009/10 reflects the generosity of our supporters who have enabled us to celebrate another highly successful year.

Our income grew, enabling us to not only fulfil our commitments to the world's poorest people, but to work with even more communities. Together with our partners we reached nearly one million people with safe water and 1.24 million with sanitation.

Income

In 2009/10 we were pleased to increase our income by 4% to £45.6 million, despite the difficult economic climate:

Income pie chart for 2009-10

Expenditure

WaterAid's total expenditure in 2009/10 was £45.2 million:

Expenditure pie chart for 2009-10


2008-09

Income

Total annual income rose by 9% to £43.8 million:

Income pie chart for 2008-09

Expenditure

Total expenditure in 2008/09 was £46.9 million, of which £36.9 million was spent on our charitable objectives, an increase of 35% from the previous year:

Spending pie chart for 2008-09