It particularly caters for no or low-cost projects by provided a database in which project co-ordinators can add their details to a database free of charge. Potential volunteers can then search the database.
All the services offered by the Esperanza Network are provided free of charge, and therefore the organisation receives funding from various bodies to remain in existence. Initial funders included the University of Sussex and the British Government. The organisation now relies solely on private donations, and recently received £15,000 ($30,000) from an anonymous donor1.