Where your money goes

Here at The Great Projects, we are often asked ‘Why do I have to pay to volunteer’? In simple terms, most of your project cost goes overseas to pay the direct costs of your project with the rest covering a wide variety of other expenses which can be seen below. If volunteers did not pay their way on the projects then they would not be able to run.

The project sites rely on the donations they receive to provide for the animals which have been placed in their care. By giving not only your efforts, but also a conservation donation to the project of your choice, you are not simply helping during your time at the site, but you are helping to create a legacy for the animals that reside there. Take a look below and see how your money is broken down.

Accommodation Accommodation, food, and all volunteer/tour activities.
Transfers Transfers to and from the airport for most projects
Donation A conservation donation to the project to help support the animals
Development Project development to ensure the best projects for all involved
Admin Administration, staff salaries and any additional office costs

The Breakdown

2016 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa £81,586.41
Asia £135,792.35
The Americas 11,201.89
Europe £9,496.87

Total: £238,077

2015 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa £60,666.54
Asia £161,481.10
S America £10,993.52
Europe £7,299.20

Total: £240,440

2014 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa £83,323.04
Asia £145,334.90
S America £19,672.08

Total: £248,330

2013 Project & Tour Donations By Continent

Africa £41,457
Asia £91,494

Total: £132,951

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