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In 2016-17, globally you helped us reach:

with clean water

Leonie with her daugther Madison at a tap stand in Papua New Guinea. WaterAid/Tom Greenwood

with decent toilets

Narsizu and Fideris outside one of the new toilets in their village in Timor-Leste. WaterAid/Tom Greenwood

with good hygiene

Two girls wash their hands at school in Uganda. WaterAid/James Kiyimba

WaterAid Australia financial review 2016/17

This information has been extracted from the audited WaterAid Australia Annual Report and Financial Statements 2016/17.

Where did the money come from in 2016/17?

WaterAid Australia has increased its total revenue in 2016/17 by $591k (or 4.4%) compared to last year. We have seen another strong return from fundraising (increasing $1.164m). We are very thankful for the support of the water sector who make an enormous contribution to our fundraising effort. The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade continues to provide significant support to our work, contributing $5.2m or 37% of our total income in 16/17 (15/16: $6.3m or 47%). WaterAid Australia also received funding from other WaterAid members across the world which contributed in total $2.44m (15/16: $2.4m).

Where did the money go in 2016/17?

Total expenditure in 2016/17 was $13.57m – down 2.3% from the prior year (15/16: $13.9m). Our programmatic work made up 70% of our total expenditure. Fundraising costs amounted to 23% of total expenditure. Accountability and administration totalled 7% of our expenses for the year, which enabled us to maintain our commitment to the Australian public of being a transparent and accountable organisation.


Income: $14.09 million

37% DFAT grants
13% WaterAid UK
8% Other grants and income
4% Other WaterAid member funds

Income pie chart

Expenses: $13.57 million

7% Accountability and

Expenses pie chart

Program expenditure: $9.5 million

20% Southeast Asia
18% Timor-Leste
16% Program support
12% Africa
8% Community education

Program Expenditure pie chart

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