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.

Read our annual reports

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2013/14 annual report >

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In 2015-16, you helped us reach:

with clean water

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with decent toilets

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with good hygiene

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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.

Who did your money come from in 2015/16?

Hundreds of thousands of individual supporters provided us with more than half of our income last year.

Meanwhile, 67% of our funds, from a range of sources, had no restrictions on them – meaning we could react quickly to unexpected events including the devastating earthquakes in Nepal and the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

  • Total income: £85.5 million
  • Individual supporters: £46.1 million
  • Corporate and trust supporters: £15.3 million
  • Other WaterAid member countries: £8.1 million
  • Institutions: £9.6 million
  • Fundraising in our other countries: £6.4 million


How did you spend your money last year?

In 2015/16 we spent £83.5 million in total. £48 million went towards directly supporting our partners around the world to deliver clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, while £13.1 million was spent influencing decision makers to reach millions more.

In total, we spent 76% of our supporters’ money on our charitable activities, including our support and governance costs.

  • Total expenditure: £83.5 million
  • Fundraising: 24%

Delivering services and making change happen:

  • Supporting partners to deliver water, toilets and hygiene: 57%
  • Influencing policy in water, toilets and hygiene: 16%
  • Supporting WaterAid globally: 3%
How have your finances changed in the last five years?

Over the last five years, amazing people like you have helped us grow continuously, enabling us to reach millions of people year after year. (Please note, in 2015/16 we adopted the new financial reporting standard for charities, Charities SORP (FRS102), which required our income and expenditure, as reported in previous years, to be restated.)


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 with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

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.