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Tearfund (UK)

Address 100 Church Road Teddington TW11 8QE 0208 977 9144

Core Humanitarian Standards – Independent Verification, HAP Certification, HAP Member, Keeping children safe coalition standards, Keystone Partner Accountability, Other – Core Humanitarian Standard accreditation, People in Aid (compliant), Red cross code of conduct, Sphere Standards, USAID Annual registration


Tearfund is an international Christian relief and development agency. It works directly in response to disasters and works in collaboration with effective partners in more than 50 countries around the world. With a vision to see 50 million people released from material and spiritual poverty through a global network of 100,000 local churches, Tearfund engages with local communities to enable them to flourish. These churches lie at the heart of communities in areas in which we work; allowing us to tackle challenges effectively from the grassroots level. With over 45 years of experience Tearfund is recognised as an expert in: Developing communities – working with local organisations, churches and communities to reduce poverty and build resilience, sustainably and holistically. Responding to disastersensuring communities affected by disasters recover quickly and are better equipped to face and respond to future hazards. Envisioning churches enabling the global network of churches to address poverty and injustice in their own communities. Changing policies, changing unjust policies and practices of the powerful, to deliver justice for poor communities.


Tearfund is a member of various alliances and networks that provide important support to its work in a number of areas. These include: the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), Bond, Micah Network, EU-CORD, the Start Network, the Core Humanitarian Standard, StopAids and the Evangelical Alliance.

HQ Staff
Field Staff 880
Founded 1968
Member since 2004
  • Cooperational
  • Operational
Funding Sources

DFID, EU, ECHO, Irish Aid, BUZA OFDA (Office for US Financial Disaster Assistance), CFGB (Canadian Foodgrain Banks), Jersey Overseas Aid, United Nations, Canadian government, Scottish government, Belgian government (through Tear Belgium), Swedish government, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, States of Guernsey, START Fund, FCO, New Zealand Government

Disaster Response
  • First Responders (24-48 hours)
  • Early Response
  • Recovery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Disaster Preparedness