Our finances

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.

Our starting point is to deliver value-for-money within MapAction’s own operations, which is achieved using volunteers to deliver the bulk of the charity’s services both in emergencies and in our disaster preparedness work.

Income and expenditure 2015

MapAction’s total expenditure in 2015 was £650,655, an increase of just over £100,000 on the previous year. This was also an unusual year for us in that we received a development grant from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) with a total value of £657,600. Of this MapAction retained £176,896 which was spent in 2016 and will be reported on in the 2016 accounts. The balance of £480,704 was paid to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the subsidiary partner, under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding.

In 2015 donors provided MapAction with the additional funding required to launch planned strategic growth. This has set us on the right path to meet the growing needs of our humanitarian partners. It is a case of so-far-so-good. If we are to make our enhanced service robust and sustainable for the long-term, our focus must be on continuing to broaden and diversify our supporter base. Sustainability is often a greater challenge than growth, but it is a challenge that we can meet with your support.

Liz Hughes, MapAction Chief Executive