Annual report and finances for Handicap International UK


An amputee kicking a football, Angola
An amputee kicking a football, Angola

Annual reports

Handicap International UK

Our most recent Annual Reports are available below, giving information about our charitable activities and financial accounts:

► 2015 Annual Report - Handicap International UK (PDF, 1.7 Mb)
► 2014 Annual Report - Handicap International UK (PDF, 4.5 Mb)
► 2013 Annual Report - Handicap International UK (PDF, 3.6 Mb)
► 2012 Annual Report - Handicap International UK (PDF, 3.4 Mb)

Handicap International UK was founded in 1999 and is a UK registered charity (no.1082565) and a company limited by guarantee. You can find further detailed information about our accounts on the Charity Commission website.

Handicap International Federation

The annual report for the Handicap International Federation reflects the whole of the organisation's work around the world. The most recent Annual Report for the Handicap International Federation is available below:

► 2015 Annual report – Handicap International Federation (PDF, 2.65Mb)

For more information about the Handicap International Federation, please click here.

Our achievements

In 2015, with the generous support of the UK public and institutional donors, the funds raised by Handicap International UK supported 26 countries, two regional and four global programmes. The projects supported cover a wide range of Handicap International’s work, including emergency relief, demining, rehabilitation and inclusive education.

Programmes supported in 2015:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, NepalPalestinian Territories, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Sri Lanka as well as our Middle East and West Africa regional programmes.

Other achievements by Handicap International UK during 2015:

  • Engaged with the UK government’s Department for International Development on their Disability Framework: supporting DFID to fulfil some of the commitments they have made, working with our country programmes to ensure the Disability Framework is creating tangible change for disabled people around the world, and in December, contributing to DFID’s one-year review of the Framework.
  • Successfully influenced the UK government to ensure both the Sustainable Development Goals and the forthcoming World Humanitarian Summit take into account inequalities (including disability).
  • Continued our work as the UK government’s partner in training UK rehabilitation professionals for overseas deployment with the UK International Emergency Trauma Register (UKEMT), notably with a deployment to Nepal and the signing of a new 5-year agreement which extends our partnership until 2020.
  • Significantly increased the support we provide to HI’s overseas programmes (by 37%), including a large-scale emergency response to the Nepal earthquakes in April 2015, sustained responses to both the Syrian crisis and the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and significant new funding for a post-recovery livelihoods intervention in the Philippines after the 2014 Typhoon Haiyan.
  • Secured broad-reaching coverage in local and national media, including a series of articles in The Observer and Evening Standard newspapers, allowing us to raise awareness about our work.
  • Continued our engagement with the Start Network (a consortium of 24 leading international aid organisations working together to connect people in crisis to the best possible solutions), receiving multiple grants to respond to disasters in Colombia, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
  • Influenced key policies and research agendas through maintaining our seats as co-chair of the BOND Funding Working Group, and in the steering committees of the BOND Disability and Development Group and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s International Centre for Evidence on Disability.
  • Delivered a petition to Downing Street calling on the Prime Minister to ensure that UK Aid helps save the lives and limbs of civilians affected by conflict, and supported our partners in communities around the UK to deliver 58 awareness-raising and fundraising events.

Institutional funders

In 2015, Handicap International UK received funds from institutions including:

Big Lottery Fund
Comic Relief
CP Trust
Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)
Department for International Development (DFID)
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
ShelterBox Trust

For a full list of our UK funders, please refer to our 2015 Annual Report.