Photo credit: Alex Kay Potter/Saferworld
Photo credit: Alex Kay Potter/Saferworld

Funding and finance

We thank all of the donors who kindly support us, and who make our work possible. We receive generous funding from a range of supporters, including governments, multilateral and bilateral donors, trusts, foundations and individuals. This enables us to work with those who are most affected by conflict and violence to help achieve lasting change. 

Where our money goes

We work with our partners to address global and local issues and to reduce the impact of violent conflict on communities around the world.

Programmes: we work with partners in Asia, Africa and the Middle East to support people to prevent violent conflict and build lasting peace.

Global policy and advocacy: we push for commitments that change the direction of national, regional and global policy and create conditions for lasting peace.

Core: our core costs cover the essentials that make our work possible – from paying the office rent to ensuring strong governance, effective communications, project learning and investments that help us strengthen the impact of our work.

Contact our funding team

Our funding team is based in London, Kampala, and Nairobi. If you are interested in supporting Saferworld or would like to know more, please contact our funding team at


For detailed information about our financial statements and statutory accounts please read our report and accounts from previous years:

Find out more about our work in our 2019-20 annual review.

Our donors

We are extremely grateful for the generous funding we receive from a range of supporters, including governments, multilateral and bilateral donors, trusts, foundations and individuals.

Our current donors include the following. For information on previous donors please see our audited accounts.

  • Analysis for Economic Decisions (A.D.E)
  • Austrian Development Agency
  • Civil Society Fund
  • Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Democratic Governance Facility
  • Department for International Development
  • Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Embassy of Switzerland, Bangladesh
  • Embassy of The Netherlands, South Sudan
  • European Commission/Union
  • Humanity United
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Irish Aid
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
  • Peace Support Fund
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
  • Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC)
  • Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
  • UK Department for International Development
  • UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office  (FCO)
  • UK Ministry of Defence (MOD)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)
  • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • United States Department of State
  • United States Institute for Peace (USIP)