80p of every £1 is used to beat cancer. The remaining 20p goes towards raising vital funds for the future.
Most of our income comes from donations. The vast majority of this money is spent on our groundbreaking research to help beat cancer sooner. A smaller amount is spent on our information and policy work, and we also invest some money into future fundraising, to make sure we can plan our research into the future. Donations through gifts left to us in Wills are especially important for this, and we’re developing new ways to raise money all the time to make sure we can reach our goal of 3 in 4 people surviving cancer by 2034.
This calculation shows what proportion of supporters’ donations are going towards charity work, and what is going towards fundraising for the future. Because of this, we don’t include income from someone buying something from us – for example, at our shops or events – and we don’t include money that was spent on generating that type of income either. Because of this, some of the totals below are different to the pie charts on our spend and income pages.
Fundraising income: £530 million including donations, sponsorship and gifts left in wills (excluding income from our shops and registration fees from events)
Costs to raise funds: £97 million (excluding the cost of running our shops and events)
This leaves £433 million available – 81% of the income listed above.