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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018

Oxfam

  • Income

    £427.2M

  • Spending

    £438.7M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 202918 Company no. 612172

Contact details

Public address

  • Oxfam, 2700 John Smith Drive, Oxford Business Park South, Oxford, OX4 2JY

Aims & activities

Oxfam's objects are to prevent and relieve poverty and protect the vulnerable anywhere in the world. Oxfam furthers its objects through interlinked activities of humanitarian relief, development work and advocacy and campaigning. Oxfam is an affiliate member of Oxfam International. Details of Oxfam's mission and ways of working can be found at www.oxfam.org.uk

What the charity does

  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • Overseas aid/famine relief
  • Human rights/religious or racial harmony/equality or diversity

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Elderly/old people
  • People with disabilities
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides other finance
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
  • Other charitable activities

Income and Endowments:

£427.2M

* £-0.4M investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£438.7M

Assets and liabilities

  • £9.6M Own use assets
  • £3.6M Long term investments
  • £-3.3M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £120.8M Other assets
  • £46.6M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public
Works with commercial participants
with an agreement in place

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

79%
24%
0%

Charitable objects

3.1 THE OBJECTS FOR WHICH OXFAM IS ESTABLISHED FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT ARE: 3.1.1 TO PREVENT AND RELIEVE POVERTY AND TO PROTECT THE VULNERABLE, INCLUDING THROUGH HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION 3.1.2 TO ADVANCE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 3.1.3 TO PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY, IN PARTICULAR WHERE TO DO SO CONTRIBUTES TO THE PREVENTION AND RELIEF OF POVERTY IN ALL CASES WORKING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. 3.2 IN THESE OBJECTS: 3.2.1 "TO PROTECT THE VULNERABLE" MEANS TO RELIEVE THE CHARITABLE NEEDS OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHOSE LIFE, LIVELIHOOD, SECURITY OR HEALTH ARE AT RISK. 3.2.2 "SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT" MEANS DEVELOPMENT WHICH MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE PRESENT WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE ABILITY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS TO MEET THEIR OWN NEEDS AND WILL BE PROMOTED BY A. THE PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PRUDENT USE OF RESOURCES, IN PARTICULAR WHERE TO DO SO CONTRIBUTES TO THE PREVENTION AND RELIEF OF POVERTY; B. THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE IN SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES; C. THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE MEANS OF ACHIEVING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND REGENERATION, IN PARTICULAR WHERE TO DO SO CONTRIBUTES TO THE PREVENTION AND RELIEF OF POVERTY. 3.2.3 "HUMAN RIGHTS" MEANS HUMAN RIGHTS AS DEFINED IN THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND SUBSEQUENT UNITED NATIONS CONVENTIONS AND DECLARATIONS, AND WILL BE PROMOTED IN PARTICULAR BY: A. EDUCATION ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS; B. INTERNATIONAL ADVOCACY OF HUMAN RIGHTS; C. PROMOTING RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS; AND D. CONTRIBUTING TO THE SOUND ADMINISTRATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS LAW. 3.2.4 EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY WILL BE PROMOTED BY: A. THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF RACE, GENDER, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR RELIGION; B. ADVANCING EDUCATION AND RAISING AWARENESS IN EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY; C. PROMOTING ACTIVITIES TO FOSTER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN PEOPLE FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS; D. CONDUCTING OR COMMISSIONING RESEARCH ON EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY ISSUES AND PUBLISHING THE RESULTS TO THE PUBLIC; E. CULTIVATING A SENTIMENT IN FAVOUR OF EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 01/10/1958 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 07/05/1965 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 26/07/1986 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 18/10/1996 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 10/07/1998 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 29/10/1998 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 05/01/1999 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 16/02/1999 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 13/01/2000 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 23/11/2007 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 24/04/2009 NOW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 04/12/2009 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 02/10/2015

Area of benefit

National And Overseas

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

Oxfam Gb

Other Regulators

Financial Conduct Authority

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 12 Trustees
  • 4,747 Employees
  • 31,000 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Caroline Agnes Morgan Thomson (Chair) English National Ballet Up-to-date
Katherine Mary Steward None on record
Angela Cluff None on record
Gavin Macneill Stewart None on record
Stephen Mark Walton None on record
Babatunde Taiwo Olanrewaju The Tony Blair Governance Initiative Up-to-date
Mohammed Wakkas Khan None on record
Lois Alyson Jacobs None on record
Lydinyda Bunyi Nacpil None on record
Kenneth Mathieson Caldwell None on record
Nicholas Drew Cheeseman None on record
Leslie Gordon Campbell None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Burma
  • Cambodia
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe