How We Are Funded

Income in 2014: £2,785,544


Mothers’ Union is a membership-based charity with 83,000 members in the UK & Ireland. Twenty-eight per cent of our income is from membership subscriptions. Each member pays a subscription to their local Mothers' Union, a percentage of which supports local work and another percentage goes towards central funds. This enables Mothers’ Union to resource members, manage core programmes and manage the charity.

Donations and fundraising

Each Mothers’ Union area (diocese) gives towards programme work around the world through fundraising and other activities.

We have specific appeals such as Make a Mother’s Day and the Big Summer Appeal.

We receive donations from our members, individuals, charitable trusts, people who buy an ethical gift from Make a Mother’s Day or Celebrate With Us, people who do sponsored runs, swims, bus rides, mountain climbs…. the list is endless. Thank you.

Visit our fundraising page to find out how you can help us.

Major supporters

Current major supporters include Comic Relief, Department for Education, Women’s World Day of Prayer and the Isle of Man Overseas Aid Committee.

MU Enterprises Ltd

All the profits from MU Enterprises Ltd come to the charity.


We also work in partnership with like-minded organisations to achieve our goals. We currently work with Five Talents on our Literacy & Financial Education Programme in South Sudan and Sudan,  and Us on Church Community Mobilisation in Zambia and Zimbabwe.  


Donate now - make a donation today and make a difference to families around the world.

  • £6 could buy a 25kg bag of maize flour in Malawi, feeding a family of eight people for two weeks
  • £22 could fully train a literacy learner, opening up a world of opportunities
  • £50 can be used to train a woman in agriculture and equip her with tools, fertiliser and seeds to cultivate her land and feed her family
  • £100 could help to send a family experiencing distressing circumstances on a much needed holiday