About the money
MapAction's work is intended to maximise the impact and cost effectiveness of humanitarian assistance, by making sure aid gets to the people in greatest need. The starting point for this is to deliver value-for-money in the MapAction's own operations: which is achieved by using volunteers to deliver the bulk of the charity's services both in emergencies and in its disaster preparedness work.
Where the money goes...
MapAction's total expenditure in 2011 was just over £300,000. Because that year was an unusually 'quiet' one for major disasters (MapAction undertook four emergency missions in the 12 month period), the largest proportion of expenditure was on disaster preparedness work, including training of international aid agency personnel. The proportions of expenditure for each programme area in 2011 were as follows:
Disaster response 29%
Disaster preparedness 51%
Research projects 12%
Fundraising and governance 8%
...and where it comes from
In 2011, some 43% of MapAction's total income came from strategic funding grants from the UK Government's overseas aid department, DFID. 54% came from a broad mix of supporters including donations by grant-making charities, companies and individuals (see our Supporters page). The remaining 3% comprised research grants, fee income and some bank deposit interest.
A copy of MapAction's latest annual report and accounts, which have been subjected to an independent examination in accordance with UK charities law, can be downloaded here.