Help Refugees is the largest facilitator of grassroots aid on the European continent and now funds 80+ projects across Europe and the Middle East. Since our inception in Calais 2015, we have helped over 722,500 people. We fund both emergency response work (medical care, food, shelter) and longer-term solutions (education, community centres, housing etc.). Effective spending is an absolute priority for us. Our core costs for the first 18 months were just 4%, meaning that 96p out of every £1 went straight to projects on the ground: this is unheard of in the sector, and is just a fraction of what other NGOs spend. Help Refugees' four key values, which are operationalised in our monitoring and evaluation framework, are DIGNITY, HOPE, RESPECT & HUMANITY. We ensure that these are present in every facet of our work.