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:

► 2016 Annual Report - Handicap International UK (PDF, 1.7 Mb)

Annual reports for previous years are available below:

► 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.

Programmes supported

Together, the eight national associations of the Handicap International Federation mobilise resources and manage projects around the world. During 2016, Handicap International ran 332 projects in 55 countries. Our programmes are implemented with a wide range of local, national and international partners.

With the generous support of the UK public and institutional donors, Handicap International UK supported 22 countries, one regional programme, and six global programmes in 2016:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Haiti, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Nepal, Niger, North Korea, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Sri Lanka, and Syria, as well as our West Africa regional programme.

Key achivements

During 2016, Handicap International UK made significant progress towards our objectives, with the following key achievements:

  • Successfully secured and ran our first UK Aid Match programme: the UK government doubled all private donations received during a three month period for our Every Step Counts campaign, which raised essential funds to help disabled and injured people walk again by supporting sustainable rehabilitation care in countries that need it most.
  • Influenced the UK government to sign the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, which was endorsed at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, and provides a policy framework to foster inclusion of disabled people in humanitarian action.
  • Continued to engage with the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) on their Disability Framework, supporting our country programmes to engage with DFID and engaging directly in London on various policy issues. Policy
    dialogue on disability data has led to funding for a pioneering humanitarian data project.
  • Within the UK Emergency Medical Team project, the Rehabilitation Specialised Cell (comprising rehabilitation professionals trained by HI UK) was the first specialised cell to be officially verified by the World Health Organisation. This, and the overall integration of
    rehabilitation into the main field hospital, were graded as excellent by the WHO, who stated that the rehabilitation capacity of the UKEMT sets the global standard for others to follow.
  • Successfully secured our first major funding from the UK Foreign Office for our work on disability rights in China.
  • Secured broad-reaching coverage in local and national media, including the BBC documentary “Our World: Disabled and Displaced” and a series of media partnerships as part of our Every Step Counts campaign, allowing us to raise awareness about our work.
  • Agreed our first corporate collaboration, with international law firm Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP, which generously supports us with pro bono legal aid and event sponsorship.
  • Continued our engagement with the Start Network, a consortium of 42 leading international aid organisations working together to connect people in crisis to the best possible solutions, with ongoing funding for two global projects and a grant to respond to a disaster in Burkina Faso.

Institutional funders

In 2016, Handicap International UK received funds from institutions including:

  • Ajahma Charitable Trust
  • Asfari Foundation
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Comic Relief
  • Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Start Network

For a full list of our UK funders, please refer to our 2016 Annual Report (PDF, 1.7 Mb).