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WaterAid Australia financial review 2022/23

This information has been extracted from the audited WaterAid Australia Annual Report and Financial Statements 2018/19.

Where did the money come from in 2022/23?

WaterAid Australia’s 2022/23 total income was $16.5m, an increase of $0.8m or 5% compared to the prior year. In 2022/23, we successfully completed the fifth year of our major grant - Water for Women - funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade “DFAT”. DFAT contributed significantly to our mission, by funding $7.9m of our work, representing 48% of our total income (2021/22: $6.3m or 40%). 2022/23 fundraising income was $5.3m, a 19% decrease on the prior year (2021/22: $6.6m). Support from the water sector remains a positive component of our fundraising effort. WaterAid Australia also received total funding of $1.9m via other members of the WaterAid International Federation (2021/22: $2.1m).

Where did the money go in 2022/23?

Total expenditure in 2022/23 was $18.9m, an increase of $2.8m or 18% from the prior year (2021/22: $16m). Our programmatic work made up 73% of our total expenditure, fundraising costs were 19.8% and accountability and administration totalled 7.2%. We efficiently and effectively maintained our commitment to the Australian public of being a transparent and accountable organisation.

Income: $16.5 million

Income figures

Expenses: $18.9 million

Expense figures

Program expenditure: $13.8 million

Program expenditure figures

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