Donations from Individuals

War Child can only continue its work thanks to all the public support and donations we receive - and in 2018 our individual supporters yet again made a significant contribution to our mission. Our total income from individual and public donations rose five per cent year-on-year to reach €9.3 million over the course of 2018 - reflecting a level of public support that leaves us humbled. Thank you!

Our total number of monthly donors held steady year-on-year - across 2018 as a whole we enjoyed the support of approximately 90,000 ‘Friends’. The number of people making one-off donations during the year reached 14,500 - and we expect this number to rise over the coming years.

Ben Houdijk

Two very special events boosted revenues in 2018. Our annual TV event Jij&Ik voor War Child saw us able to support an additional 22,187 children. And a special benefit performance from War Child ambassador Marco Borsato in Amsterdam’s Royal Theatre Carré generated almost €200,000 in donations. You can read more about these memorable nights in the War Child in the News section of this report.

New and returning fundraising actions included our annual Kili Challenge - which saw 32 volunteers scale Mount Kilimanjaro - the Urban Heroes Obstacle Run and our participation in the Dam tot Damloop road race.