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 2021-22 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.

  • DT Global
  • Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland (Irish Aid)
  • Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development – Canada (DFATD)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Deutsche Welthungerhilfe
  • Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Embassy of the Netherlands in Sudan
  • European Commission (EC)
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Ford Foundation
  • French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
  • Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society (FICS)
  • Humanity United
  • KfW Development Bank
  • MyJustice
  • Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Prison Reform Trust
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
  • Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC)
  • The Arms Trade Treaty Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF)
  • The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT)
  • UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
  • US Embassy to the Kyrgyz Republic
  • United Nations Office for Project Services
  • United Nations Peacebuilding Fund
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • United States Department of State
  • United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
  • Vétrinaires Sans Frontières Suisse
  • Wellspring Philanthropic Fund