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Reasons to trust Tearfund

In our disaster work, it's our adherence to international standards and the quality of our response, all reflected in our Disaster Emergency Committee membership.

In our work through churches, it's the unparalleled accountability that gives donors certainty their money gets directly to the places of greatest need - without government red tape.

In our financial management it’s the 83 pence in every pound spent on life-changing work with the poorest.


In our faith, it's our relentless determination to follow Jesus where the need is greatest.

Where your money goes

Your gift follows Jesus to the place of greatest need.
Of every pound entrusted to us...

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39p

Responding to Disaster

Most people (92%) who are affected, or killed, by disasters are in poor countries. Our 50 years’ experience responding to floods; earthquakes; tsunamis; typhoons; food crises and conflicts enable us to act quickly, using your support to save lives.

28p

Developing Communities

Enabling communities to defeat their poverty. Clean water. Food for tomorrow. A roof when it rains. A livelihood. Whatever the need, we don’t do it for them. We go one step further: we help them do it

9p

ENVISIONING the Global Church to Act

Equipping the church to end poverty. The giants of poverty must be faced by a more powerful force if they’re to be overcome. So we use your support to work through local churches – the world’s largest voluntary network

7p

Changing unjust policies

Because poverty is also top-down, we campaign in the UK and globally for fair policies to support – not harm – the poor.

11p

Fundraising

Making your gifts go further to have a much greater impact serving people in poverty. We grow relationships with churches, respond to your enquiries and keep you informed of the greatest need.

6p

Support & Running costs

Putting robust systems and processes in place to enable and evaluate our frontline work, so that we learn and improve and your money is used more effectively as a result.

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As a limited company and registered charity, our accounts are independently audited and submitted to Companies House annually and we also report to the Charity Commission, an independent body that regulates activities of charities in the UK.