Frequently Asked Questions about HOPE UK

How much of my donation goes to administration costs?
On average for every £1 donated we send 88p direct to Ethiopia. The remaining 12p is spent on administration, education and fundraising (average over the previous five years). 

What are your main sources of funding?
Our main source of funding comes from donations from the general public. In May 2016 HOPE UK received a Community Grant from Global Giving for a special project working with 200 women in a community that has just received access to clean water, teaching them basic business skills.  In 2014, we also received a grant from a UK-based foundation and are looking to develop relationships with business, schools, churches and community groups to further our mission. 

Where are your offices?
HOPE's head office is in Canada but in the UK our fundraiser is based in Bristol. Our volunteers are based throughout the country and our trustees are in London, Durham, and the USA. HOPE also has offices in Australia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Myanmar, New Zealand and the United States of America. For contact information, please refer to our Contact Us page. 

Are you a registered charitable organization?
We are a registered charity in the UK - no 1094573. 

Are you a religious organisation?
We were founded by people who were motivated by their Christian faith to help people in need everywhere. We believe in the worth, equality and interdependence of all people. We extend assistance to the poorest of the poor without discrimination as to the religious beliefs of the beneficiaries. 

How are you accountable?
We are audited annually by an external audit company and we comply with the requirements outlined in UK charity law. Similarly, our HOPE partners in Ethiopia (HIDA) are also audited annually and are required to comply by Ethiopian Charity laws. 

How long have you been in operation?
HOPE International Development Agency was founded in Canada in 1975. HOPE UK became a separate UK-based charity in 2002.