Established in 1976, CU has passed the milestone of its 35th Anniversary
More than 500 staff members are now working ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with more than 50 in-country partners. We have country programmes in nine countries and are well connected at an international level. So far, over £123 million has been spent on community-led initiatives with the world’s poorest people.
Concern Universal (CU) is a diverse & strengthening organisation. It is a growing entity focused on the people it exists to serve. The trustees, volunteers, staff and partners are a dedicated team, working to respond effectively to injustice, to reduce poverty and to advocate for the rights of people
For key dates in our history, refer to our timeline.
A more detailed insight into the History of CU can be found below.