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 2020-21 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.

  • Allen and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust
  • The Arms Trade Treaty Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF)
  • Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
  • Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)
  • Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development – Canada (DFATD)
  • Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • European Commission (EC)
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
  • German Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt)
  • Humanity United
  • Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland (Irish Aid)
  • The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT)
  • Open Society Foundation
  • Right To Play
  • United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Save the Children Sweden
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
  • SKL International
  • Switzerland State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Swiss SECO)
  • UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) – formerly DFID and FCO
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • United States Department of State
  • United States Institute of Peace (USIP)