Funding and Annual Reports

AOAV has recently received funding from a range of donors including governments, institutions, and foundations.

Annual Reports

Action on Armed Violence 2020 Annual Report

Action on Armed Violence 2019 Annual Report

Action on Armed Violence 2018 Annual Report

Action on Armed Violence 2017 Annual Report

Action on Armed Violence 2016 Annual Report

Action on Armed Violence 2015 Annual Report

Action on Armed Violence 2014 Annual Report

For previous years’ annual reports, please contact the Executive Director.

AOAV worker safety
Given the sometimes dangerous work that we undertake, we take the safety of our workers very seriously at AOAV.  There have been no fatalities or serious injuries of AOAV staff since our inception.

Landmine Action – the charity that AOAV was formed out of – tragically saw one of its employees killed whilst clearing explosive remnants of war in 2010. The employee was the Deputy Team Leader of Landmine Action’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team in Western Sahara. The accident was the result of a substantive lapse of judgment on the part of two Landmine Action employees, both with respect to our trained Standard Operating Procedures, and to critical rules of EOD operations.  

This death was not recorded in the annual report but should have been, though it was reported to the funder. This is a matter of deep regret and will not happen at AOAV if such a terrible event does occur again.

Ethical funding policy
To help guarantee the availability of ongoing funds to pay for its work, AOAV aims to maintain a broad base of funding sources, and seeks to work with external organisations and individuals that share its aims and values. However, it is vital that AOAV does not allow any external partnership to bring its name into disrepute or prejudice the independence of its research. We have a responsibility to all our stakeholders to consider the ethical implications and risks of working with, or accepting funding from, any state, organisation or individual, and to maintain both accountability towards – and transparent relationships with – all our partners.

AOAV complies with all relevant legislation, including money laundering rules, sanctions requirements and the UK Bribery Act. AOAV, therefore, considers accepting financial support from organisations and individuals on the following conditions:

– There are strong grounds for believing that such support will benefit AOAV’s work and its partners
– The aims, values and activities of donors do not conflict with those of AOAV
– Donors are not involved in, or associated with, any form of criminal or illegal activity, or human rights abuses
– AOAV is satisfied that association with donors will not: compromise AOAV’s aims and values, or its independent status; result in adverse publicity or other reputational damage; lead to a decline in support for AOAV, or in the resources available to fund its work; damage its longer term fundraising prospects
– There is no attempt on the part of donors to influence AOAV’s policy or actions, either explicitly or implicitly
– It is not a requirement of financial support to advertise or promote any company or organisation.

All decisions to accept funding are ultimately made by the Executive Director and AOAV’s Board on a case-by-case basis.

Current Funding (2021)
United Nations Mine Action Service
Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) via the University of Birmingham Consortium
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Norwegian Government (as part of an Article 36 Consortium)
Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation
Public Donations

Recent Funding (2016 – 2020)
United Nations Mine Action Service
Canadian Government
Australian Government
French Government
Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) via the University of Birmingham Consortium
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Norwegian Government (as part of an Article 36 Consortium)
Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation
Public Donations
Justice for Journalists Foundation

Historic Funding (pre-2016)

Government funds
Australian Government
Irish Department of Foreign Affairs
Swiss Government
Austrian Government
Canadian Government
Government of the Netherlands
JOAC
Kingdom of Belgium Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
United States Department of State
UK Department for International Development

Multilateral Institutions
European Commission
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Development Programme, Peacebuilding Fund
United Nations Mine Action Service
United Nations Office for Project Services
The World Bank funded Youth, Employment, Skills (YES) Project, Liberia

Funding from Trusts, Foundations, and Non-Governmental Organisations
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund
International Campaign to Ban Landmines
Norwegian People’s Aid
Oxfam GB
Survivor Corps
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen