Women and Children First UK: Finance

Department for International Development written question – answered on 18th September 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they made, if any, to the (1) core, and (2) non-core, funding of Women and Children First UK in (a) 2015–16, (b) 2016–17, and (c) 2017–18.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

We welcome the work of Women and Children First UK. The UK firmly believes that achieving gender equality is both the right thing to do and is in everybody’s interest. That is why women and girls’ rights are at the heart of all our development work. Through the UK’s aid spending in some of the poorest countries in the world we have improved financial services for over 36 million women, given 10 million women access to modern methods of family planning and helped over 5 million girls attend school.

Women and Children First UK received DFID funding through Comic Relief grants; a) £282,018 in 2015–16, b) £317,127 in 2016–17 and c) £103,604 in 2017–18. They also received DFID funding via the UK Aid Direct programme, which amounted to approximately £29,924 from September 2014 to August 2018.

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