Charities: Overseas Aid

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th November 2011.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 8 November (WA 32), which 10 charities have received the largest amounts of money from the Department for International Development over the past five years; and what sums were received by those charities.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

Full details of funding to Civil Society organisations are published annually in Table 19 of Statistics on International Development (SID). These are available on the DfID website at www.dfid. gov.uk.

The 10 UK charities through which the UK Government have channelled the greatest amount of aid funding for development projects and programmes over the past five years are:

Organisation Value £000's
British Red Cross 220,436
Voluntary Services Overseas 154,395
OXFAM 109,982
Save the Children 100,553
CARE 72,896
International Rescue Committee 71,831
Christian Aid 55,221
International Planned Parenthood Federation 45,002
MERLIN 43,710
Population Services International 40,943

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