Finance Management

Finance Management

We have only a minimum of permanent financial resources at our disposal. The vast majority of our funding is raised for particular projects. Nevertheless, the main financial sources can be classified. The graphs below provide a brief summary of our financial resources and the People in Need budget for 2021. A full overview of all our sources of finance and budgetary information can be found in the Annual Reports sectionInternal thematic sector list, used for operations classification in IATI registry can be found here.

Together with the annual report, we update the audited financial data for the previous year in June of the following year.

Financial Resources in 2021

People In Need’s main sources of revenue derive primarily from EU funds, the Czech Republic state budget, foreign governments and UN agencies funds, donations from individuals and companies, and funding from other donors or from our own activities. In 2021 PIN raised a total of EUR 113,198,966 from these various sources. Detailed information about financial management can be found in our Annual Report for the year 2021.

Revenues sorted by resource type (€ 113,198,966)

Foreign government funding

In recent years, the most significant contributions to the budget have been from foreign governments and sources redistributed from their perspective by foundations and professional bodies. This group includes, for example, the UK's Department for International Development, the US USAID, and funds from the German, Canadian, and Swiss governments.

EU funds

European Union funds are also an important budget item. These financial resources include both funds obtained directly from EU funds and those obtained through Union implementing agencies such as DG ECHO, DG DEVCO, etc.

UN agencies

We have long-standing cooperation with most UN agencies. These include UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund, UNDP - United Nations Development Programme and UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

Income from individuals and companies

This group includes income from public collections, donations from individuals and donations and other forms of income from legal persons, unless they are the legal persons described above.

Government and local government funds

This group of resources includes grants and public contracts from all entities that distribute budgetary resources within the Czech Republic, including contributions from local governments.

Own revenue

Own revenue is the profit generated by the organisation's own activities. These include the organisation's exchange rate gains, payments from insurance companies, sales of its own products, proceeds from the One World Film Festival, income from the Langhans Centre, etc.

Foundations and NGOs

We also cooperate with several foundations and other prominent non-profit organisations in the Czech Republic and abroad. Among the most important entities that fund specific projects are: the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, The Sigrid Rausing Trust and the Česká spořitelna Foundation. 

Overall Expenditures (€ 113,101,975)

PIN’s overall expenditures for 2021 amounted to EUR 113,101,975. The largest amount was spent on development cooperation, emergency relief and rehabilitation. A significant section of resources was allocated to social integration programmes and to support for the Centre for Democracy and Human Rights. Approximately 8% of total costs were spent on property management, fundraising, donor care and other operational activities.

Humanitarian aid and development (€ 91,289,880)

  • Specific humanitarian aid represents the largest item in the Section's budget: in the Czech Republic, we have dealt with the aftermath of tornadoes in the Břeclav and Hodonín regions, and we have distributed food and material aid in Syria, Iraq, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan. In Myanmar, we focused on sanitation and access to drinking water, and in Ukraine, we provided emergency shelter and insulation for houses.
  • In food security and resilience, we are working with local farmers and producers in Mali and Iraq to help them secure their crops for the long term. Thanks to our agricultural support, 1,970 families in these countries have access to better nutrition.

  • In social inclusion and protection in Mongolia, we work to prevent gender-based violence and support solutions that lead to greater gender equality.
  • We provide training and practical skills in Syria, Iraq, Myanmar and Kosovo. We have supported 2,413 teachers in 510 schools in 8 countries.
  • We support women and children's education as part of sustainable livelihoods in Ethiopia, Armenia, Cambodia, Syria and Bosnia and Herzegovina, to name a few. Here we provide business training and apprenticeships.
  • At the heart of good governance and global development education for us is supporting civil society, local governments and NGOs. We are also dedicated to media education and media literacy.

Individual expenditures are quantified in the chart below:

Human Rights (€ 3,546,377)

We support people who are persecuted for defending human rights and freedoms. Our activities include:

  • direct assistance to the persecuted. We help lawyers, journalists, activists, artists, and bloggers in various forms. In 2021, we provided some form of direct assistance to 726 people in 18 countries. Again, we helped the most in Eastern Europe. For example, in Belarus and Central Asia, we relocated 162 people, including their family members, to safety.
  • supporting civil society. We support independent initiatives and try to help them in their professional development and in the implementation of human rights activities. In 2021, we supported civil society with 188 projects and grants of various forms, focuses and funding levels. For example, we assisted journalists with expenses and relocation to safe spaces in Nicaragua.
  • advocacy activities to promote human rights. We regularly visit major institutions, present our expert analysis at international conferences, and meet with prominent domestic and international politicians and personalities. 

Education and Awareness in Czechia (€ 3,456,461)

We run courses and seminars for teachers and teaching assistants on global issues, active citizenship and collaborative learning. We connect schools and promote communication with parents. 

Did you know... we helped organise student elections in more than 330 schools in 2021?

Our topics include media education, migration, modern Czechoslovak history, and active citizenship. We advocate for reducing inequality in education.

We have been organising the One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival for a long time, and we have recently launched the One World Online VOD platform

Social Work and Counselling in Czechia (€ 5,410,313)

In the Czech Republic, we have long worked with local governments: during the ongoing pandemic, for example, we have provided information, identified the specific needs of clients, assisted with vaccination registration, and distributed masks and respirators to those who could not afford to buy them themselves. We also helped with finding employment, affordable housing and, last but not least, distributing food parcels.

During the pandemic, we helped children and families: we provided them with missing technology, namely 456 laptops and internet connections, tutoring and communication with schools. We also helped more than 700 people secure social benefits and provided 640 individuals and families with food aid


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