Christian Aid reports 12% income drop

Christian Aid has reported income losses of almost £14m prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to its latest accounts.

The charity's accounts for the year ending 31 March 2020 show that its total income from trading, donations, legacies and other charitable activities and grants was £106m.

This is 12% down on figures for the year ending March 2019, when the charity’s income was £120.4m.

Prior to the pandemic striking the charity had already been looking to cut costs through streamlining and restructuring.

This ‘change programme’ aimed to cut costs by £7m, which the charity says will be fully reflected in its accounts by 31 March 2022.

Chief executive Amanda Khozi Mukwashi said: “COVID-19 has dramatically disrupted our work and the external environment in which we operate.

“When the UK lockdown was declared in March2020, we had to adjust our plans rapidly, while completing the internal change process we began last year.

“The streamlining and restructuring that were already underway have proved timely in facing the current crisis. Our approach to the pandemic is to continue to be agile and responsive to the different contexts in which we work.

“We need to ensure that we remain viable with reduced income; have impact; and respond to COVID-19.”

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