We take our responsibility to spend funds wisely very seriously. The choices that we make are thoughtfully planned, so that we can achieve the goals that are set out in our three year strategic plan. At the same time we are committed to meeting funder requirements and working in partnership to ensure that our resources deliver maximum impact where the need is greatest.

Where our money comes from

In 2016 our turnover was £4.8m, made up of three main sources; trading (50%), institutional (12%) and fundraising (38%).

Income from trading is driven by our social enterprise, which sells Motivation-designed mobility products and training to other humanitarian organisations with 100% of the profits fed back into our own charitable activities. Trading in 2016 was particularly successful resulting in £271,000 net profit being fed back to the charity from surpluses.

Where our money goes

For every £1 that we raised, 83p was directly spent on helping to improve the quality of life of disabled people around the world. 

Read our latest annual accounts


Motivation is committed to being transparent in our work and accountable to our stakeholders. We share information with people with mobility disabilities, partner organisations, funders, staff, volunteers and the general public.

The information we publish and how we respond to requests for information are important aspects of accountability. We are currently publishing data compliant to the transparency standards of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) for our past DFID-funded programme in Uganda. You can find this data here. IATI aims to make information about aid spending easier to access, use and understand. This also reflects the commitment to transparency outlined in our Open Information policy below.

Read our Open Information policy