ChangePath - Wateraid Australia Limited (2023)

Transparency

This charity is up-to-date on the ACNC, and has financial reports available. It has recent and historic annual reports available on its website. It has a privacy policy available.

Finances

This charity has more assets than liabilities, and has asset coverage of 9 months of expenses. It has made 1 losses in the last five years.

Outcomes

This charity has not yet added outcomes

This charity is yet to add outcomes or an outcome measurement methodology to the ChangePath platform.

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About this organisation

Summary of activities

WaterAid works with local partners to help communities access safe water and sanitation and we use our experience and research to influence decision-makers to do more to provide these vital services. We only use practical technologies and make sure the right skills exist in communities so they can keep them working long into the future.

Outcomes

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Programs and activities

Name: Water For Women

Classification: Water access, sanitation and hygiene (Health > Public health > Water access, sanitation and hygiene)

Beneficiaries:

  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Families
  • Females
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • Males
  • Overseas communities or charities
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background (or people from a CALD background)
  • People in rural/regional/remote communities
  • People with disabilities
  • Youth - 15 to under 25

Finances

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Unlike companies, charities and not-for-profits aren't on a mission to make money. However, if they spend more than they receive, eventually they will go into too much debt and run into trouble. As a very general rule, you want revenue to be slightly above expenses. If expenses is reliably above revenue, the charity is losing money. If revenue is much larger than expenses, it means the charity might not be using its resources effectively. It isn't always that simple, however, and there's a lot of reasons a charity might not follow this pattern. They might be saving up for a big purchase or campaign, or they might have made a big one-off payment. If you're worried, always look at the annual and financial reports to understand why the charity is making the decisions it is.

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Unlike companies, charities and not-for-profits aren't on a mission to make money. However, if they spend more than they receive, eventually they will go into too much debt and run into trouble. As a very general rule, you want a charity to make a small surplus on average. A deficit means that charity lost money that year, which may indicate poor financial management or just a series of bad circumstances. If the charity always has a huge surplus, it means the charity might not be using its resources effectively. It isn't always that simple, however, and there's a lot of reasons a charity might not follow this pattern. They might be saving up for a big purchase or campaign, or they might have made a big one-off payment. If you're worried, always look at the annual and financial reports to understand why the charity is making the decisions it is.

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Firstly, in general a charity should have more assets than liabilities. If it doesn't, it implies that the charity might not be able to pay its debts, and you should look very closely at the charity's annual and financial reports to make sure they are taking steps to remedy this. Current assets should generally be above current liabilities - that means the charity can easily pay off the debts that are coming due soon. Beyond that, look for a large stockpile of assets. While a charity should have enough assets to keep it afloat in hard times (a 'buffer') if that stockpile gets too large the charity could be using that money more effectively. As always, if you have concerns check the annual and financial reports.

Transparency

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Details

Charity ACNC information last updated: 2022-08-03

Charity website information last updated: 2022-07-23

Charity information updated by charity: No

FAQs

Who runs WaterAid Australia? ›

Rosie Wheen – Chief Executive, WaterAid Australia.

What does WaterAid Australia do? ›

What does WaterAid do? WaterAid provides clean water, decent toilets and hygiene knowledge to people who don't yet have access to them. Access to clean water and toilets is a human right, and should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere.

Is WaterAid a NGO? ›

WaterAid is the #1 international non-governmental organization exclusively focused on clean water, hygiene and sanitation, and there are 780 million reasons we do what we do.

What countries does WaterAid work in? ›

We change millions of lives every year, working in 27 countries to provide clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. Our work is supported by offices in the UK, US, Australia, Sweden, Canada, Japan and India.

How much is WaterAid CEO paid? ›

CEO compensation among charities in the United Kingdom
CharityCEO salary (£)Salary percentage (2 s.f.)
St Andrew's Healthcare433,0000.21%
St. John Ambulance140,0000.015%
Wateraid128,0000.15%
Wellcome Trust445,2200.039%
19 more rows

Is WaterAid a reputable charity? ›

WaterAid America has earned a 91% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information. This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

How do WaterAid make money? ›

For the year 2018–19, 43% of our income came from individuals, 16% came from major donors and trusts, 16% came from corporate donors and 25% came from institutions and other sources.

How does WaterAid get money to pay for projects? ›

We receive funding from donor governments including the US government. We also work closely with many local government departments, which have been given the responsibility, but often not the resources or training, to carry out water and sanitation work in their area.

What 3 things do WaterAid focus on? ›

We may be called WaterAid, but our focus is resolutely on all three essentials: clean water, improved sanitation and proper hygiene.

How many employees do WaterAid have? ›

This feel is crucial. Despite being comprised of 1,200 employees spread across 35 countries, WaterAid's culture is distinct.

Is WaterAid Non Profit? ›

Who we are. WaterAid started in 1981 because no non-profit like us existed. We are determined to make clean water, reliable toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Only by tackling these essentials, in ways that last, can people change their lives for good.

What do WaterAid employees do? ›

Everyone who works at WaterAid makes a vital contribution towards a world where everyone can access clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. Join our team! WaterAid is an international not-for-profit making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere.

How successful is WaterAid? ›

WaterAid's achievements

We've reached 27 million people with clean water, 27 million with decent toilets and 20 million people with good hygiene . We work in 28 of the world's poorest countries and have brought clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to some of the hardest to reach communities.

Why are charity CEOs paid so much? ›

The CEO of a non-profit is ultimately responsible for ensuring the financial viability of the charity. Having to ensure the charity can bring in donations, secure funding and manage its finances correctly is one of the big reasons non-profit CEOs make so much money.

How much do charities pay their staff? ›

Typical starting salaries for UK-based charity roles (mostly based in London) that provide administrative support to overseas programmes is between £19,000-£25,000, while typical salaries for UK posts with a minimum of three years' experience (most likely in management roles), is between £25,000 and £40,000.

Is WaterAid a public or private company? ›

WaterAid was set up by the private sector: water industry companies came together to support an organisation focused on water, sanitation and hygiene.

Which charity is best providing water? ›

  1. charity: water. Mission. charity: water is a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. ...
  2. Water.org. Mission. ...
  3. Blood: Water. Mission. ...
  4. Water Aid. Mission. ...
  5. Drop in the Bucket. Mission. ...
  6. H2O For Life. Mission. ...
  7. Splash. Mission. ...
  8. Thirst Project. Mission.
13 May 2022

Why is WaterAid so successful? ›

"We have a very diverse portfolio of income. We work a lot with communities, we do a huge amount of advertising to get public support and our database of supporters has increased to about 375,000 people who bring in not only financial support but also wider support, talking to MPs about what they're doing and so on."

Does WaterAid have a CEO? ›

Meet our Chief Executive

Tim believes water, sanitation and hygiene underpin all progress in development and is committed to WaterAid's global strategy to transform lives by ensuring everyone, everywhere is reached with services that last.

How much does the Director of WaterAid earn? ›

How much does a Director at WaterAid make? Director salaries at WaterAid can range from £72,598-£84,494.

What type of ownership is WaterAid? ›

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit federation, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere within a generation.

Does WaterAid have volunteers? ›

If you're interested in joining WaterAid as part of our dedicated team of volunteers, we'd love to hear from you. Take a look at all of our current volunteering opportunities, and register to hear about upcoming opportunities.

How many people has WaterAid saved? ›

People like you have helped us reach over 27 million people with clean water around the world, but we won't stop until everyone, everywhere has access.

Who are the directors of WaterAid? ›

WaterAid international's Global Director is Andrew McCracken.

Who is the CEO of WaterAid? ›

Does the government fund WaterAid? ›

Do you fund governments? No. However, we do work with governments and local authorities to change their policies and improve coverage and rights to clean water, sanitation and hygiene services. We do this through policy, advocacy, campaigning and dialogue with key decision-makers.

How does WaterAid make money? ›

Finances and governance

For the year 2018–19, 43% of our income came from individuals, 16% came from major donors and trusts, 16% came from corporate donors and 25% came from institutions and other sources.

How many employees does WaterAid have? ›

WaterAid UK operates in 24 countries in four regions, and is part of a global federation employing 1000 staff worldwide.

How much does a CEO of a charity earn? ›

In the past year, we have placed CEOs on salaries of £45,000 to £100,000, and everything in between. CEO salaries are dependent on the scale of the organisation, its complexity, location, geographical coverage, sector, regulatory requirements, as well as the particular challenges of the role.

Who is WaterAid owned by? ›

History. WaterAid was founded in 1981 by members of the UK water industry at the Thirsty Third World conference held in London. WaterAid was formally established as a charity in the UK on 21 July 1981. Its president is Prince Charles, the King of United Kingdom, since 1991.

What does WaterAid do with the money? ›

WaterAid provides clean water, decent toilets and hygiene knowledge to people who don't yet have access to them.

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