Philanthropy and trusts

(Left to right) Natalia, Serzia and Toinino at one of the new tap stands in Manufahi District, Timor-Leste. WaterAid/Tom Greenwood

Do you want to make a difference? A donation made personally, through your private ancillary fund or charitable trust could help unlock the potential of entire communities with access to the three essentials: clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Why WaterAid

Clean water, toilets and hygiene transform lives. With all three, people are able to break free from poverty. Children are born healthier and get the chance to go to school. Women and men get to earn a living, and whole communities start to thrive.

That’s why our goal is simple: getting these essentials to everyone, everywhere. And with your support, it's something we can achieve, within a generation.

While installing taps and toilets is a key part of our work, we do so much more.

In Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea, for example, we are working with local schools and communities to help girls complete their education. When schools can offer clean water and hygiene facilities, such as private girl’s toilets, girls are more likely than ever to go and stay in school. Education unlocks a girls potential freeing her to create her own future free of poverty.

Etelvina Vita Da Costa, 15 (centre), outside the new toilet block at Ailuli Pre-Secondary School in Same, Manufahi District, Timor-Leste, 2015WaterAid / Tom Greenwood
Secondary school students at a school in Timor-Leste are proud to have new facilities that are specific to their needs.

And that's just the start. We influence governments across the world to change laws, link national and international policymakers with people on the ground, and rally support from individuals and organisations around the world, making lasting change happen on a massive scale.

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Your journey

Whether you want to support WaterAid’s work all over the world or focus on a specific project, we will connect you with a dedicated relationship staff member who will bring you even closer to the people you’re helping with regular progress reports and stories of lives changed.

Your updates will include photos and insight from the communities you support, so that you can see the lasting impact brought about by your incredible contribution.  

Jeremie's mother posing next to the new latrine built at their home, with Aminata Zebre, Jeremie's brother's wife, and her son David, in Zongo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 27 June 2016WaterAid/Basile Ouedraogo

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There will also be opportunities to attend exclusive events, meet with like-minded supporters and involve your family and children in your philanthropic activities.

Contact us

If you are interested in working with us to create lasting change, please contact our Relationship Manager on:

Phone: 03 9001 8250

Email: [email protected]