Developments in Income
In 2017, War Child’s total income grew by 28 per cent from €28.5 million in 2016 to €36.4 million. In its 2017 annual plan, War Child set an ambitious total income target of €35.5 million, which is surpassed by €0.9 million. Similar to previous years, our main sources of income are government grants (36 per cent) and individuals (24 per cent).
War Child’s income from individuals (€8.8M or 24 per cent of the total income) consists for 84 percent of structural donations from Friends.
The income from businesses (€3.1M or 9 per cent of the total income) is mainly incidental by nature. As an exception, the single largest company donating to War Child is ASN Bank, providing approximately €0.2M earmarked funding annually for a contractual period of three years. A large component of income from businesses is gifts in kind from companies, which are incidental, although many companies loyally continue to support War Child for a longer period of time.
The income from lotteries (€4.5M or12 per cent of the total income) is a mix of incidental and structural income. The structural component of the income from lotteries is the unrestricted annual donation from the National Postcode Lottery, which is already provided for many years to War Child. The remainder are longer term earmarked subsidies from the National Postcode Lottery, which have an end date in 2019 and 2021.
The income from governments (€13.0M or 36 per cent of the total income) is incidental although it consists of grants, which are partly long term. End dates range from 2018 to 2021. War Child has a filled pipeline of new grant proposals in order to ensure that there will be new grants to replace grants that are ending.
The income from other non-profit organisations (€6.9M or 19 per cent of the total income) is incidental although it consists partly of long term earmarked grants from non-governmental organisations, and partly of one-off donations from schools, associations, and the like.