Institutions, trusts and foundations
Our partnerships with institutional funders, trusts and foundations enable us to deliver our programmes, with almost half of our funding coming from these supporters.
We are extremely grateful to our current partners, as well as to the many others who have supported us in the past. They have made it possible for us to deliver a wide range of projects.
These projects include small pilots that have gone on to be expanded successfully as well as major multi-country development initiatives such as BRACED (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters) and the hugely successful Poorest Areas of Civil Society programme (PACS) in India, which reached more than nine million people and consistently received A+ ratings for its results.
We are the official relief, development and advocacy agency of 41 Sponsoring Churches in Britain and Ireland, and part of the church community worldwide.
The British and Irish churches set up Christian Aid so that they, and others, could help refugees in the aftermath of the Second World War and ‘respond to Christ’s command to care for all in need’.
We are accountable and answerable to these churches for all we do. Through regular meetings and ongoing relationships, we work with and through them – locally, regionally and nationally.
The Sponsoring Churches appoint our board members, who are trustees of the vision, values and purpose of Christian Aid – to end poverty and ‘relieve or combat malnutrition, hunger, disease, sickness or distress throughout the world’.
The churches, which meet once a year, receive our annual reports and accounts, and are responsible for ensuring that our work is reviewed and for raising any issues that might arise.