Norwegian Church Aid has three main sources of revenue: private individual donors, contributions from the Norwegian authorities, and international donors.
NCA’s total turnover in 2018 was approximately NOK 928 million (USD 115 million).
NCA recieves annually about 150 million NOK. More than 30 million of these come in in connection with NCA's lenten campaign, just before easter. Norwegian churches and congregations plays a big role in this collection.
The rest of our revenue comes 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.
Norwegian Church Aid receives funding for its programmes from various international donors, in addition to funding from Norwegian private and government donors. Our international donors include foreign governments including embassies of other countries as well as other countries' ministries of foreign affairs, international organisations such as the United Nations and our ACT Alliance sister agencies, international foundations and international corporations.
Norwegian Church Aid puts an emphasis on ensuring that out programmes meet the standards of international donors and on ensuring that implementation and reporting are done according to our contractual obligations. On average, one-fifth of our annual income is from international donors.
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.
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.