We take our responsibility to spend funds wisely very seriously.

The choices that we make are thoughtfully planned and help us achieve the goals that are set out in our strategy. At the same time, we are committed to meeting the requirements of our funders and donors. We work in partnerships to ensure that our resources deliver maximum impact wherever the need is greatest.

Where our money comes from

In 2017 our turnover was £4.3m, made up of three main sources:

  • trading income*                                                 56%
  • fundraising including legacies and donations   24%
  • grants for charitable activities                           20%

*Income from trading is driven by our social enterprise Motivation Direct Ltd., which sells our specially designed range of wheelchairs and supportive seating. 100% of the profits are fed back into Motivation to further our charitable activities.

Where our money goes

For every £1 raised, 85p is spent on improving the lives of disabled people all over the world.

Our thanks go to everyone who continued to give their support or donated for the first time, and helped Motivation have an impact on the lives of disabled people around the world. Take a look at Our Work pages, which provide a snap shot of how we are spending funds in each of our focus countries and through our design activity.

Read our latest annual accounts here.


Motivation is transparent in our work and accountable to our stakeholders.

We share information with people with mobility disabilities, partner organisations, funders/donors, 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

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