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Concern works with some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in 26 of the world’s most fragile states. Our goal is to end extreme poverty and we tackle this by working with local partners and communities to develop lasting solutions in health and nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene; livelihoods; education; gender equality and emergency response.

We rely on funding to enable us to continue our work and we have been fortunate to build relationships with a range of Trusts and Foundations who share our vision of a world free from poverty.

Emergency grants

Development grants

Monsoon rains have arrived in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees are living. Photo: Noel Moloney, Concern Worldwide, June 2018 Victoria (aged 36) works on her kitchen garden which provides her family with varied and nutrious vegetables © Chris de Bode, Panos Pictures for Concern Worldwide, Burundi 2017

In today’s world, emergencies can strike at any time. We rely on Trusts to help us provide immediate support to those in need. Emergencies can be natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes or man-made disasters such as famine caused by conflict. Our most recent emergency response was to the Rohingya Crisis: Cyclone Emergency Appeal where over 900,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, were at risk as the dangerous cyclone season began. 

Some Trusts choose to give to our longer-term development work. General donations go towards our overall work, which is incredibly important as it gives us the flexibility to respond where there is most need.

However, we work with a number of Trusts on a personal basis to find projects which fulfil both Concern’s objectives and those of the Trust. These projects can be for a single year or over a number of years and we are able to report back on exactly how the donation was spent and the difference it made.

Supporting Concern

All donations, big or small, will be acknowledged by our team. If it is going towards a particular project or response, you will receive a detailed report upon completion of the project.

For Trusts wanting to engage in a more personalised relationship and who are able to give £25,000 or more, you can expect:

  • A dedicated member of staff to work with you and provide you with all the information you require throughout your time supporting Concern
  • A tailored proposal which aligns your interests and Concern’s aims
  • Narrative and financial reports which show the progress and impact of your grant, including photographs and case studies of the people you are helping to support
  • The opportunity to attend a range of exclusive events where you can learn about the latest developments at Concern and meet like-minded supporters, senior staff members and inspirational speakers
  • The opportunity to travel overseas and visit the project you are funding so you can see the difference you are making first-hand

Staying accountable

Accountability and transparency are extremely important to Concern. Click here to view our audited Annual Accounts and Reports.

Concern's supporters

We are pleased to work with a wide range of Trusts and Foundations, including the one's shown below.


Who to contact

Concern in Great Britain: 

Catherine Martin at [email protected]  

Concern in Northern Ireland: 

Jayne Donaldson at [email protected]