By sharing a big occasion with us, or by commemorating the passing of a loved one, there are many ways you can bring clean, safe water to those who need it most.

Regular donations allow us to plan ahead so we can bring sustainable life-saving projects to more people.

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Thank you for choosing to support WaterAid with a regular gift. Your commitment provides an incredible foundation which allows us to plan and deliver complex projects over a number of years. Your support is helping to transform thousands of lives. If you would like to increase your regular donation your extra support can help us reach even more people with clean, safe water and sanitation.

  • An extra £10 per month could pay for one tapstand in Nepal
  • An extra £5 per month could pay for a locally manufactured rope pump in Uganda
  • An extra £2 per month could pay to set up a school health club in Madagascar

To increase your direct debit just complete this form and we'll do the rest. Thank you.  If you don't already have a direct debit and would like to set one up you can do so on our donation page.

Making a donation in memory is a lovely way for friends and family to celebrate the life of a loved one while supporting a cause close to their heart.

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A gift given in memory gives you the chance to remember the life of a loved one. Paying tribute to their life in this special way can transform the lives of others. Water is essential for life and such a gift can have amazing effects, releasing people from poverty and disease. 

You can support WaterAid's work in memory of your loved one in many different ways – by making a one-off donation, asking for donations in lieu of flowers, taking part in a fundraising event or setting up a tribute fund. 

If you would like to talk to a member of our team about the different ways you can make a donation in memory please do get in touch with us on 020 7793 4594 or email Our team will be pleased to help. 

One-off donation 

If you would like to make a donation towards our work, to help transform lives in memory of your loved one, you can do so online.  

Funeral collections 

Collecting donations in lieu of flowers can be a great way to celebrate the life of your loved one with friends and family. To talk about the different ways you can collect donations you can get in touch with our Supporter Care Team on 020 7793 4594 or using this form.  

Take part in a fundraising event 

A great way to get active and remember a loved one is to take part in a sponsored event such as a run or a swim, and raise funds for WaterAid. Find out more about our events

Set up a tribute fund 

If you would like to set up a special memorial or tribute fund, you can do this through If you need any help or advice please contact our Supporter Care Team

Dedicating your gift 

As a special thank you for gifts of £200 or more, you may like to write a dedication to your loved one to be displayed on our remembrance page. We can also send you a dedication card to remember your special words. To arrange a dedication, please email our Supporter Care Team, or telephone 020 7793 4594.

Payroll Giving - the easy tax-free way to donate to WaterAid! 

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Payroll giving is a simple, tax-efficient scheme which allows employees to donate to any UK registered charity of their choice directly from their salary, or occupational pension, before tax.

Making a donation through Payroll Giving costs less money because you pay no tax on the donation. A monthly gift of £10 could cost as little as £6.00 (based on a higher-rate tax payer). While you pay less, WaterAid receives your gift with the tax included, courtesy of the tax man. This means your gift goes even further, enabling even more people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. 

To start making your regular gift, sign up here >

Donate your mobile 

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Recycling your mobile with WaterAid is an easy and cost free way to help transform the lives of some of the world's poorest people.

On average, WaterAid receives £5 per phone recycled so it really is a great way to make a difference. You could even arrange a collection at your workplace or school.

Please note: We are unfortunately no longer able to process phones sent in using freepost envelopes due to changes in Royal Mail's security regulations.

If you have a mobile phone you are no longer using, no matter how old it is or what condition it's in, just visit and follow these quick steps:

  • Step 1: Search for the make or model of your mobile phone and add it your cart
  • Step 2: Create an order and checkout (just like you would with online shopping)
  • Step 3: Post your mobile phone(s) to Fonebank

You can also organise a free collection if you have 3 or more mobiles to donate. Once you have completed an order please call 0207 404 6440 to arrange your pick up time.

For further information please email

Unfortunately we are unable to recycle mobile phone chargers or accessories, so please send handsets only.

Recycle you car

Do you have an old car you no longer need or use - why not recycle it for WaterAid?

WaterAid works with two car recycling schemes, Giveacar and Charity Car, to make recycling your old car simple.

Do something wonderful and give people clean water and safe sanitation, changing their lives forever with your old car. One car donation could truly help transform lives.

Find out more by visiting the Giveacar website or the Charity Car website


Speak out for clean water

Join our amazing network of ambassadors who donate their their time to volunteer in their community, raising vital funds, and awareness of our issues.

As one of our inspirational volunteer speakers, you could be talking to school children, Rotarians, church-goers, business people and those taking part in our events. As a speaker you will be fully trained, receive a host of materials to support your talks, including a USB stick of presentations, and would be asked to do a minimum of four talks a year to audiences in your community.

Explore the speaker network >

Join a local group

We have developed a network of influential, hard-working local groups. They have fun raising funds and awareness of the importance of clean water within the local community. You can discover what groups get up to and find your nearest group of volunteers in the local groups section of the website.

Explore local groups >