We methodically monitor our projects, measuring them against goals and aims.

We think it is essential to demonstrate that what we do makes a difference, so our award-winning projects are rigorously evaluated.

The performance of every project is heavily scrutinized in our quarterly impact meetings where we take the time to reflect upon the changing need we witness and consider the knock-on effect of the current political and economic climate on the people we support.

Our quarterly meetings use a traffic light stems to rate the effectiveness of our work and lead to comprehensive reports that guide our trustees and senior management team.

 In the last financial year, we directly supported 3,161 people:

  • 1,927 were able to buy affordable furniture at Homestore 
  • 769 people were able to plan an affordable and meaningful funeral with Down to Earth 
  • 270 people took a Made of Money workshops to manage their finances as a family 
  • 158 people came to a Moneytalk Bournemouth workshop 
  • 37 people took control of their lives through This Way Up

The rise of in-work poverty is reflected in our data. In the last decade, unemployed clients have decreased from 76% to 55% and clients in work has risen from 10% to 21%. A quarter of the people we support directly tell us that they live with a disability.


In 2015-16

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The incredible people featured in our annual report and their stories can be found here.

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Our work is made possible by your generosity. 94% of last year's expenditure went directly into our projects. Please do click here to give whatever you can. Thank you!


Some of our amazing supporters make appeals at their community groups and Quaker meetings. Others run bake offs, marathons and even folk nights! Visit our fundraising page or say hello on fandc@qsa.org.uk for materials and ideas.


This year 196 volunteers did everything from shifting furniture to taking photos. We would not function without you wonderful people. Click our volunteers page for vacancies or come to us with an idea.

Thank you again to everyone who is a friend to Quaker Social Action. We just couldn't do it without you.