Service clubs and organisations

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Who can get involved:
Members of service clubs and organisations

Service clubs or organisations are voluntary non-profit organisations whose members meet to carry out charitable work. Find out about some of the fantastic service organisation and clubs that have been supporting WaterAid’s work.

Rotary GBI

Rotary Great Britain and Ireland have supported WaterAid since 1985, raising more than £3.6 million in that time.

Our current partnership with Rotary GBI is helping change the lives of children just like Iyasu (above) in the communities of Liben Gamo, Babich Town and Toke Kombolcha in the Oromia region, central Ethiopia.

Only one in four people in these towns have access to clean water. Fewer than than one in five have access to a toilet and just 7% of households have handwashing facilities – some of the lowest rates in the world.

With the help of Rotary GBI, we are hoping to reach 22,207 people with clean water, 8,201 with decent toilets and 5,602 people with hygiene education by the end of 2018. These essential services will make sure that, together, we can bring sustainable change for generations to come.

If your club would like to request a project proposal or make a pledge, please email Katrina at [email protected] or call 020 7793 4594. 

To find our more about Rotary GBI, please visit their website.


Soroptimist International GBI

Soroptimist International Great Britain & Ireland (SIGBI) is committed to a world where women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential together, realise their aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

There are 8,000 members across 28 countries including the British Isles, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Malta.

"Over the past four years our members have raised over £100,000 for WaterAid. Water and sanitation projects worldwide continue to be an area our members are incredibly passionate about."

Lisa Roscoe, Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland.

To find out more about Soroptimist GBI, please visit their website. 



Inner Wheel GBI

Inner Wheel Clubs of Great Britain and Ireland is an international organisation, closely linked to Rotary, founded in 1924.

The International Inner Wheel objectives are promoting true friendship, encouraging the ideals of personal service, and fostering international understanding. 

Inner wheel clubs around the UK have supported WaterAid for 30 years, raising more than £750k. 

To find out more about Inner Wheel GBI, please visit their website.



Lions Clubs

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organisation, with 1.35 million members. The Lions were set up in 1917 with the aim of meeting the needs of communities on a local and global scale.

Lions Clubs International British Isles & Ireland have supported WaterAid for more than 30 years, raising almost £1.5 million and helping to make lasting changes for millions of people by making clean water and decent toilets a normal part of daily life.

Lions Clubs were particularly involved with our 'Big Dig' campaign in 2012, raising almost £30,000 (which was then doubled by the UK Government through UK Aid Match) to transform lives in some of the poorest communities in rural Malawi.

To find out more about Lions Clubs, please visit their website.