Peace Direct is an independent charity working with local people to stop war and build peace on the frontlines of conflict.

Here is how we were funded in 2016 and how we spent the money.

Where your money goes


For every £1:

  • 78p goes to our programmatic work around the world
  • 10p is invested in advocacy and research
  • 1p is spent on governance
  • 11p is invested in fundraising


In 2016


Our income was $2.3m (£1.82m), reflecting the very high quality of work by staff and local partners throughout the year, both developing locally led programmes for conflict affected communities, and enabling us to attract new and larger grants to support this work.



Where your money goes



For more detailed information on our finances in 2016, read our Annual Report


Annual Report 2016


Trusts and Foundations


Over two thirds of our income comes from the generous support of charitable trusts and foundations. Without these grants, we could not continue our life-saving work.

While all of Peace Direct’s projects address conflict in some manner, we are proud that many funders without peacebuilding priorities support us. As our generous funders know our projects bring so much more than peace to the communities they help, whether this is creating agricultural cooperatives in DR Congo or promoting women’s political participation in Pakistan.

Both funding to ensure Peace Direct can continue to respond quickly to local needs and designated project funding is welcome. We have a wide spectrum of projects across the following areas:

• Livelihoods and income generation
• Access to justice
• Political rights and participation
• Women’s empowerment
• Interfaith education through film and photography
• Community reintegration of ex-combatants

Peace Direct is committed to timely and appropriate grant reporting following donor requirements. We work closely with our local partners to ensure reports are of the highest standards and that our projects have the highest impact for a low cost.

If you, or someone you know, is the trustee of a grant-making body we would welcome the opportunity to discuss our work and how you might become involved. Please contact Claire May on [email protected] or call 0203 422 5549



We are always looking for new supporters interested in our work.

Please email us for more information about how to support our work.

If you’d like to make a personal donation, please donate online now.

Peace Direct’s work has been exemplary in all respects and is achieving remarkable results in the most challenging circumstances imaginable.
David Cutler, Baring Foundation


Trusts and foundations that have supported our work


Peace Direct is grateful for the support received from trusts and foundations, without which much of our work could not happen.

Here are some of the trusts and foundations that have recently supported our work:
• The Alan and Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund
• The Blandford Lake Trust
• Big Lottery Fund
• The Bryan Guinness Charitable Trust
• Commonwealth Foundation
• The Dulverton Trust
• The Evan Cornish Charitable Trust
• Humanity United
• The JA Clark Charitable Trust
• Kenneth Miller Trust
• The Livingstone Trust
• The Network for Social Change
• Niwano Peace Foundation
• Rockefeller Brothers Foundation
• Sir James Reckitt Charity
• Souter Charitable Trust
• The Stanley Thomas Johnson Trust
• The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
• US Institute of Peace

If you, or someone you know, is the trustee of a grant-making body we would welcome the opportunity to discuss our work and how you might become involved. Please contact Claire May on [email protected] or call 0203 422 5549.



Impact Report 2015

Read about our impact in 2015. Read more »