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Finance and administration

Norwegian Church Aid has two main sources of revenue: private donors and contributions from the Norwegian authorities.

Private donors

In 2012, we received contributions of approximately NOK 139 million from private donors. Around NOK 32 million of this was received during the Lenten Campaign, Norwegian Church Aid’s annual fundraising campaign held during Lent, just before Easter.

Public contributions

The rest of our revenues come from Norad and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We are the largest recipient of public funding among the non-governmental development organisations in Norway.

  • Download our report to Norad for 2005 -2010 here 
  • Comprehensive financial management systems

    In 2007, Norwegian Church Aid introduced a new financial management system (Maconomy), which during 2009 was turned into an integrated system for all our offices both at home and abroad. Norwegian Church Aid’s representative offices in the field employ local auditors and keep accounts that are approved by the organisation’s Board in Norway. In addition, Norad and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs require a Norwegian audit of the funds granted by them, meaning that the expenditure of public funds is submitted to a double audit.

    Detailed guidelines

    Norwegian Church Aid’s financial guidelines comprise highly detailed management requirements that all representative offices are obligated to follow.

    One can never achieve full guarantees against exposure to financial crime. However, reliable financial management systems are a precondition for being able to detect and rectify such situations should they occur.


    Published: 14.10.2013

    NCA in figures

    • Employees in Norway: 138.3
    • Employees abroad: 768
    • Turnover in 2012: NOK 724.3 million
    • Administration costs for 2012 = NOK 47.9 million (6.5 %)

    How we spend the money

    Financial report 2012