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The generosity and commitment of all our supporters is behind everything we do. We raise funds from individuals, governments, companies, trusts and foundations, and
community groups.

How do we fundraise?

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Appeals show the need for support and offer simple ways for people to donate.

We then keep our supporters up to date on the project's progress through letters, emails and newsletters.


Marathons, expeditions, bake sales, concerts, choral singing – There is no end to the variety of ways that our supporters raise funds.

Many of our tireless, intrepid and inventive supporters are also fantastic advocates, raising the profile of the water and sanitation crisis across the world.


We receive funds from organisations and companies that are committed to improving poor people's access to safe water and sanitation.

We also bid for funds from governments and other international institutions.

Fundraising around the world

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WaterAid has fundraising offices in four countries around the world. To find out more about fundraising or taking part in one of our fundraising events, please visit your nearest country site.

If you need support about organising your own event and do not live in one of our member countries, please contact

If you would like to donate, please use the donation form here >

Thanks for your support!

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We have been active in Australia since 2004, and our fundraising is going from strength to strength. Events in Australia have ranged from golf days to glamorous balls. There's always something going on, but if there's nothing that takes your fancy we’ll support you with organising your own fundraising event.
Two fundraisers posing with their tandem bicycle


WaterAid opened for business in Sweden in 2009. There are many different events in Sweden to consider. From bicycle races, runs and sponsored swims, to flea markets, water walks and exhibitions. Join in or develop your own, we welcome all kinds of events, large or small!


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WaterAid was first established in the UK back in 1981. From humble beginnings, we are now helping more than a million people each year gain access to safe water and improved sanitation. From the world famous, such as The London Marathon and Great North Run, to the unique, such as the 6 Peaks Challenge, there's a UK event for you. 

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Thanks to your generosity, contributions to WaterAid America grew from $1.3 million in 2004-05 (our first year of work in the US) to $5.2 million in 2010-11. With your help we can raise even more. It's a big country with a lot of fundraising events going on, so why not take part in one for WaterAid? You’ll be raising funds for an amazing cause that changes lives forever. Get in touch and we'll support you all the way!