Sophie Fennerty, Team Coordinator International Division, Performance and Accountability Department, T:020 7877 7966 E: British Red Cross, 44 Moorfields, London EC2Y 9AL T:02078777952




British Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which is comprised of 188 National Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Our mission is to mobilise the power of humanity so that individuals and communities have the capacity to prepare for, deal with and recover from crisis. The Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement - Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality – underpin our work. Additionally, British Red Cross has a special legal status and role amongst humanitarian agencies, which includes working as a humanitarian auxiliary to the UK government.

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Implementation Schedule


Organisations / agencies covered

British Red Cross activities published in line with the IATI include our bilateral strategic funding (e.g. PPA) with DFID and all bilateral in-country DFID grants that began in 2011. Additionally, Information about other aspects of our work, both in the UK and overseas, is published and updated regularly on our website directly. We aim to include basic details about all of our overseas programmes, including the scope of the programme, the need it is meeting and where possible case studies of the people we are helping. For more information please visit:

Timeliness of Data

British Red Cross commits to publishing data for each new activity (i.e. project or programme fully and bilaterally funded by DFID) within three months of signing the MoU with DFID. Project updates will be published on an annual basis according to the time cycle of the activity.The raw data (XML format) file will be published and updated annually on IATI's registry.

Frequency of publication

Not specified

Frequency of publication (extra comments)


Units of Aid

For the purpose of the IATI, British Red Cross defines as "activity" a project or programme that has been fully and bilaterally funded by DFID, for which details will be published on a designated section in our website and on the IATI registry in XML format.

Segmentation of Published Data

British Red Cross will publish XML data on IATI's registry segmented by country for all in-country grants. The XML data for the PPA will be published as a non-country file.

Data Definitions and References

Please see British Red Cross IATI Implementation Schedule for more information.

Field Exclusions

Please see British Red Cross IATI Implementation Schedule for more information.

Record Exclusions

British Red Cross does not commit to publishing project information on DFID funding to British Red Cross where funding is passed to the IFRC. British Red Cross will exclude documents that include information about personnel (e.g. MoUs) or confidentiality agreements automatically. Project expenditure will only be published to the extent that it is available in final documents (e.g. final narrative report or evaluation) rather than incrementally. British Red Cross reserves the right to exclude documents that we have agreed to publish should we conclude that publication would present a credible risk to the organisations or individuals involved, or where partners have reasonable objections, in particular where it might affect the ICRC's established working methods, including confidentiality.


There are no thresholds on the value of activities.

Other Constraints

Please see British Red Cross IATI Implementation Schedule for more information.

Data Quality

British Red Cross will only publish information that has been verified.

User Interface

Data will be accessible for end users through an existing interface in our website (interactive project map under the 'Where we work' page in British Red Cross' website -

User Interface Website