Why donate to Unicef?
How your money helps children
A donation to Unicef means you really are making a difference to children’s lives
We’re delighted that you’re considering making a donation to Unicef. From a life-saving vaccine to school books in a rural village classroom, the money you donate today could protect a child from dangers like disease and abuse, and help them grow up safe and healthy.
Unicef receives no money from the UN budget, so we rely entirely on charitable donations like yours to fund our vital work to protect children, transform their lives and build a safer world for tomorrow’s children.
Why choose Unicef?
Unicef is the leading organisation working for children. We ensure more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We’ve done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else.
We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.
Unicef vaccinated 23 million children against deadly measles in 2015, thanks to donations like yours
Innovating for children
Here at Unicef we’re always striving to find new, more effective ways of protecting and promoting children’s rights. We develop simple, affordable and innovative solutions to complicated problems.
From portable School-in-a-Box kits to make classes possible almost anywhere, to mobile U-Report technology that helps children hold decision makers to account – when you donate to Unicef, you help us develop solutions that will help make a difference to millions of children’s lives.
How we raise money
Unicef UK is a registered charity. We raise money for Unicef’s work around the world from generous gifts from people like you, including donations, legacies, sales of cards and gifts and fundraising.
We also receive money from organisations, including our corporate partners, charitable trusts and foundations and other grant-making bodies. Find out more about our fundraising practices.
How your donation is spent
On average over the last 5 years, for every pound donated to Unicef UK, 73p went towards our work with children around the world, just 1p went on governance and the remaining 26p went on raising another pound.