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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 80 pence (2016/17) 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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Responding to Disasters


We bring swift and effective support to disaster-affected communities in a strategic and well-planned way. We then build long-term relationships with local churches and partners so that communities become increasingly resilient to future disasters in a way that is environmentally and economically sustainable.


Developing Communities


We work with local churches and communities to reduce poverty in a way that is sustainable and holistic. We strengthen individuals, families and entire communities – their health, livelihoods and relationships – and build resilience so they can cope with unforeseen events.


Envisioning the global church


We’re passionate about seeing the church embrace its God-given calling to address poverty and injustice – as a global family, congregations and individuals. We equip and envision local churches to become powerful agents of change, so they can help people and communities to flourish.


Changing unjust policies


We urge those in power to make sure their policies deliver justice and tackle poverty in vulnerable communities. Lobbying at local, national and international levels, we speak up alongside people living in poverty, holding governments to account and challenging structural inequalities and injustices.




Our supporters are vital to all we do at Tearfund, enabling us to follow Jesus where the need is greatest. We want to build strong relationships and reassure our supporters we will be good stewards of their generous gifts.


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.