Charity number: 220949
Charity reporting is up to date

Activities - how the charity spends its money

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global network of volunteers, responding to natural disasters, conflicts and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people to recover and move on with their lives.

Income and expenditure

Data for financial year ending 31 December 2019

Total income:
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Donations and legacies £114,800,000
Charitable activities £95,900,000
Other trading activities £31,300,000
Investments £200,000
Other £2,700,000
Total expenditure:
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Raising funds £49,600,000
Charitable activities £197,500,000
Other £0

£6,600,000 investments gains (losses)

Total income includes £32,300,000 from 242 government contract(s) and £36,399,408 from 84 government grant(s)


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3354 Employee(s)

12 Trustee(s)

17229 Volunteer(s)

Employee salaries over £60,000

Number of employees
£60k to £70k 38
£70k to £80k 17
£80k to £90k 8
£90k to £100k 5
£110k to £120k 5
£120k to £130k 1
£130k to £140k 1
£140k to £150k 1
£150k to £200k 1
The charity raises funds from the public. It works with professional fundraisers and commercial participators with agreements in place.
One or more trustees are also directors of the subsidiaries
Trustee payments
No trustees receive any remuneration, payments or benefits from the charity.