Where your money goes
We spend the majority of our funds on long-term development projects which are delivered through our talented local partners rooted in poor communities. We speak out for social justice through our work on campaigning and advocacy to tackle the root causes of poverty. We also respond to quickly emergencies through international humanitarian aid partners, Methodist Church links, and our own partners when appropriate. Find out more about our work.
Last year, 77 pence in every pound we spent was used for our charitable work supporting people in the world’s poorest communities. We aim to keep our administration costs low and look for ways of making our work more cost-effective.
When you give to our emergency appeals 100% of that money is restricted to the appeal and we reduce our administration costs to 12p in every pound. This figure compares favourably with similar organisations and ensures we have the core funding required to run our emergency appeals and organisation effectively, maximising our impact on the ground.
Find out more about our income and expenditure in our latest Annual Review.
Donations that are not designated for a specific project are extremely valuable and enable us to respond wherever the need is greatest. We also welcome donations for specific countries or partners.
All We Can is registered with the Fundraising Regulator, the independent regulator of charitable fundraising and is committed to best practice in fundraising. We aim to adhere to the Code of Fundraising Practice, which is held by the Fundraising Regulator.
All We Can has recently changed our equity investment (money invested by All We Can to ensure that we are able to continue to support those we serve during times of financial uncertainty) to the Epworth Climate Stewardship Fund. This fund helps to tackle the ongoing climate emergency by investing in companies that will help transition to a lower-carbon economy, and encourages those companies to take meaningful action to reduce the risk of climate change. This fund has a low carbon footprint and does not invest in companies that extract or refine fossil fuels. This is just one of the many ways in which we are working to mitigate the impact of climate change on the people we serve in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Stewardship of resources
All We Can takes seriously its responsibility to be a good steward of its resources. Not only do we do this by being prudent and effective in how we spend our money to fulfil our mission but also in how we protect and secure our future through the reserves that we retain. When choosing where to invest our reserves we are influenced by our need to steward our resources well and to uphold our values that stem from our Christian principles.
The mission and the ethical approach of the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church (CFB) aligns with these intentions. The CFB seeks superior returns on the investments made, while ensuring that Christian ethical principles are upheld. The CFB’s approach of avoiding investments in particular businesses and encouraging better practice in others, enables All We Can to hold investments which are consistent with its values. All We Can is an integral member of the Methodist family, and the CFB works in conjunction with the Methodist Church through the Joint Advisory Committee on the Ethics of Investment, which advises the CFB on ethical issues. This provides a unique and robust mechanism for testing ethical investment decisions against Christian theological principles.
Some of the recent activity by CFB has focused on environmental, human rights and business ethics issues. For example, it has focused on the impact of plastic waste on the environment and scoped the nature of the challenge and some early suggestions for engagement with companies including Nestlé and Unilever to understand how they are responding. The CFB has also supported the launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and engaged with M&S following allegations of child labour within its Turkey supply chain. Discover more activities by the CFB.