Our income comes from five sources. The sources are:
You can download our financial statement via the button below, see a graphical summary that presents a breakdown of our 2019 income and expenditure below, and find a full table of figures at the bottom of the page.
We are extremely grateful for the income received from Core Supporters, Donors and the Partners for Excellence, which allow us to improve our activities while covering our essential overhead and personnel costs.
We are extremely grateful for the project support received from grants and donations. Without them, the Centre and its owners would not be able to work on important issues that no single actor can solve alone.
Grants and donations support our work on issues such as SDG implementation, open and vital societies or accountability frameworks for the sector.
To learn more about the value to support the Centre, read our blog on the Centre’s story and why it’s worth supporting us.
For more information on how to support our work, please contact Kathrin Kirste.
The Centre is a not-for-profit limited liability company, owned by 15 international civil society organisations who each hold equal shares of the Centre.
Core Support is annual financial support that the Centre receives from its owners and four other* ICSOs. The level of financial support depends on the global annual income of the Core Supporter.
The Centre uses this financial support to maintain its secretariat which provides professional support to the civil society sector. Furthermore, it allows for strategic financial and programmatic decision-making, e.g. to start key projects while fundraising is still underway. Thanks to Core Support, the Centre has continuously developed its activities and the secretariat.
*In addition to the 15 owners, Greenpeace International, Terre des Hommes, WaterAid and World YWCA are Core Supporters of the Centre.
For more information on how to become a Core Supporter, please contact Kathrin Kirste.
Partners of Excellence are businesses that help the Centre achieve greater impact for the people we serve. They share their core expertise by: providing key speakers for the Centre’s events, engaging in joint programmes or seconding experts to our projects.
In return, Partners of Excellence benefit from:
Partners of Excellence add value to the work of ICSOs, they allow the Centre to be agile and provide effective collaboration in the civil society sector. Ultimately, they support us in improving the livelihoods of the people we serve.
Our current Partner of Excellence:
Participation Fees are income we receive from the various events we hold throughout the year
Accountable Now is a global platform that supports civil society organisations to be transparent, responsive to stakeholder and focused on delivering impact. It is an independent organisation but cooperates very closely with the Centre.
The Centre hosts Accountable Now at its secretariat. Their contributions to the Centre covers the overhead costs of hosting them.
Other income is the money we receive on an irregular basis. Examples of this are one–off donations or book sales.
from 01.01.2019 to 31.12.2019
all amounts in Euro
|2. Grants and Donations||1,200,907.45||1,543,623.21|
|3. Other Operating Income||26,960.99||13,913.13|
|4. Cost of Goods & Services||509,679.07||574,189.16|
|5. Personnel Costs||1,037,730.66||1,018,257.40|
|7. Other Operating Expenses||253,420.31||422,284.25|
|8. Interest Income||1.68||52.10|
|9. Interest Expenditure||92.00||0.00|
|10. Income on Ordinary Activities|
|11. Taxes on income||-32.26||-0.20|
|13. Withdrawal from Reserves||62,457.42||54,317.30|
|14. Allocation to Reserves||0||0|
|15. Annual Results||0.00||0.00|
|I. Shareholders’ Equity||37,500.00||37,500.00|
|II. Retained Earnings|
|1. Free Reserves||88,897.95||34,580.65|
|2. Trade liabilities||29.75||5,820.35|
|3. Liabilities to shareholders||1,000||0.00|
|3. Other liabilities|
(Taxes and Social Security)
|D. Deferred Income||442,911.35||298,655.88|