5 December 2014

The end is nigh. It’s been an epic journey – you did yourselves proud. Thank you.

What Happens Next
We thought we’d take a moment to let you know how we go about allocating the vital funds you raised over the thirty wild nights and hairy days of Movember. It's also a good opportunity for us to tell you what the team at Mo HQ gets up to for the rest of the year.

The Funds

Donations can be made at any time but we close our financial year on April 30th for reporting purposes. It’s at this point in the year that we know exactly how much was raised from the previous year. In May, our auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), go through our accounts to check that everything is in order and as it should be. Once PwC has completed the audit, we are able to commit the funds to prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's mental health programs in Australia.

As you'd expect, a lot of time, energy and thought goes into allocating the funds. We don’t just hand the money over. We work very closely with our men’s health partners to ensure that the programs we support meet our strategic goals. It is very much a collaborative process. It’s at this time that we also allocate funds to programs run directly by Movember – for example our GAP and True NTH initiatives. Full details on all programs can be found here.

Once all of the above is completed, the results will be published in our 2014 annual report which will be available online when the Movember website goes live with the new creative on 15th September 2015. If you’d like to check out annual reports from previous years click here.

Let’s keep in touch

Movember is an intense month. You know, you were there. We’re loud for a whole month and demand a lot from all the Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who take part. That’s why for the rest of the year, we keep quiet. To let you recover. It also gives us time to plan the next Movember. However, we’d like to keep in touch, to let you know what your money is doing, who it’s helping and how it’s making a real difference. We’ll send roughly 4 e-mails throughout the year, just to keep you in the loop.

If you’d like more info, you can check the website for updates or e-mail us at info@movember.com.