About Movember


The Movember Foundation continues to receive donations for several months following the campaign end. To date, £76.1 million has been raised globally as a result of the Movember 2013 campaign. The funds were raised by 969,176 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas in over 21 countries around the world.
At the end of Movember Foundation’s financial year (April 30th), our financials are independently audited. This takes a couple of months and by August of this year, we'll be in a position to update the below information with the 2013 figures. In the meantime, if you'd like further information how past funds are being spent, please take a look at our programme Report Cards, which provide a clear overview of the 832 programmes being funded by the Foundation itself and our men's health partners.

The UK Movember campaign raised £27.0 million in 2012. The Movember UK financials are audited each year by Sayer Vincent. The chart below shows how these funds are applied:

82.2% Allocated to Men's Health Programmes
Of the funds raised in the UK in 2012, 82.2% has been committed to programmes supporting prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives.  
The Movember team is proud of the high percentage of funds committed to programmes which is above international best practice of 80% of funds raised invested in programmes.

8.6% Fundraising Cost and 2.4% Administration Costs totaling 11%
A number of fundraising and administrative tasks are necessary to run an organisation and campaign the size of Movember.
The Movember team is proud of its low fundraising and administration costs, which in the UK was 11.0% of the funds raised.  This is well below international best practice which is in the range of 15% - 20%.

Costs that are grouped under fundraising and administration include:
  • Salaries for staff involved in management, technology, fundraising and administrative tasks
  • Credit card processing fees
  • Systems development and technology to run Movember.com, the mobile applications and to process registrations and donations securely
  • Telecommunications and computer equipment
  • Office rent and general office maintenance costs
  • Legal costs
  • Insurance
  • Bank fees
6.8% Retained Funds
As a fiscally conservative organisation Movember retains a small percentage of funds to cover future campaigns and to ensure the long-term continuity of the organisation.  The retained funds are being progressively built up over multiple campaigns, and once the Board of Directors are satified they are at a sufficient level, no further funds will be retained.

The chart below shows how the 82.2% of  funds allocated to programmes are applied:

The funds allocated to programmes are run directly by the Movember Foundation, Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. Together, these channels work to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programmes in line with our strategic goals.

For a complete report on every project we have funded and the impact Movember is having please visit the Funded programmes section.

NOTE: All funds donated to our men's health partners are restricted and are only used for Movember approved programmes. This means that no Movember funds are used to cover any part of our partners fundraising and promotional costs with 100% of the funds going to programme delivery.