Thanks to incredible people like you, we’re closer than ever before to making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere.

Our annual report lets you meet the people changing their lives, and see how your support is making a lasting difference around the world.

Download our annual reports:

2018-19 annual report (download PDF) >
2017-18 annual report (download PDF) >
2016-17 annual report (download PDF) >
2015-16 annual report (download PDF) >
2014-15 annual report (download PDF) >
2013-14 annual report (download PDF) >

See the wonderful things you did in 2017-18

Want to order a copy of our latest one?

Call our Supporter Care team on 020 7793 4594 or email [email protected].



What countries does your annual report cover?

Our annual report looks at WaterAid’s activities in the UK and the programmes we manage in Africa and Asia.

Where did your money come from in 2018-19?

Our total income last year was £91.4 million. 

Of this: 

  • £45.9m came from individual supporters
  • £21.1m came from corporate and trust supporters 
  • £12.8m came from other WaterAid member countries 
  • £11.1m came from governments and other institutions 
  • £0.5m came from other sources

To find out more see our full UK annual report (download PDF) >.

How did you spend your money last year?

Last year our total Total expenditure was £82.6 million.

Of this:

  • 26% was spent on fundraising activities
  • 29% was spent on supporting partners to deliver
  • water, sanitation and hygiene 
  • 27% was spent on sector strengthening and
  • capacity building
  • 12% went on influencing policy in water,
  • sanitation and hygiene 
  • 6% went on supporting WaterAid globally 

To find out more see our full UK annual report (download PDF) >.


How we're run

We’re run by a team of talented and experienced individuals, committed to changing normal for everyone, everywhere.

Value for money

We ensure our resources are put to the best possible use so we can transform even more lives.

Our fundraising promise

We couldn't do the work we do without you, which is why we value your trust so highly. It's also why we make this promise to you.


1. Numbers for households and schools = people who use these services every day. Numbers for health care facilities = the population each facility exists to serve, adjusted to reflect the scale of alternative/private provision.


2. People reached either through facilities or sustained promotion. Hygiene promotion numbers are estimates of people reached with hygiene promotion messages at least three times in a year through local marketing campaigns in communities, in schools and via local health services.