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WaterAid Australia financial review 2017/18

This information has been extracted from the audited WaterAid Australia Annual Report and Financial Statements 2017/18.

Where did the money come from in 2017/18?

WaterAid Australia’s 2017/18 total revenue decreased by $2m (or 14%) from last financial year. We successfully completed our major grant - the Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund - funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) mid year. Project completion resulted in a funding gap that led to lower total income over the full year. DFAT contributed significantly to our mission, by funding $3m of our work, accounting for 25% of total income (16/17: $5.2m or 37%).

Fundraising accounted for $6.8m of total income (including $1.1m from other WaterAid member fundraising). Support from the water sector has an enormously positive impact on our fundraising effort and we remain extremely grateful for that. WaterAid Australia also received other grants and income of $1.2m and WaterAid UK contributions of $1.06m.

Where did the money go in 2017/18?

Total expenditure in 2017/18 was $11.4m, down $2.2m or 16% from the prior year (16/17: $13.6m). Our programmatic work made up 70% of our total expenditure, fundraising costs were 23% and accountability and administration totalled 7%. We efficiently and effectively maintained our commitment to the Australian public of being a transparent and accountable organisation.

Income: $12 million


25% DFAT grants
10% Other grants and income
9% WaterAid UK
9% Other WaterAid member fundraising

Income: $12 million - 47% Fundraising 25% DFAT grants 10% Other grants and income 9% WaterAid UK 9% Other WaterAid member fundraising

Expenses: $11.4 million


7% Accountability and administration

Expenses: $11.4 million - 70% Our work 23% Fundraising costs 7% Accountability and administration

Program expenditure: $7.9 million


23% PNG and Pacific
22% Timor-Leste
21% Program support 

7% Community education
 

Program expenditure: $7.9 million - 27% Southeast Asia 23% PNG and Pacific 22% Timor-Leste 21% Program support  7% Community education

Code of conduct

As a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct, we are committed to high standards in financial reporting, management and ethical practice. Further information on the code and its complaints handling procedure is available at www.acfid.asn.au.

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