Together, we're supporting communities in Ethiopia, Malawi, Madagascar and Myanmar to transform their futures with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Our partnership

The Wimbledon Foundation is donating £1.2 million over three years to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene a normal part of daily life for communities in Madagascar, Ethiopia, Malawi and Myanmar.

These vital services relieve the burden on people’s time and energy, ensuring healthier futures, keeping children in school, and enabling women and girls to unlock their potential.

Wimbledon Foundation

United for Water

Water is a basic human right, fundamental to good health. But around the world, one in ten people still lives without clean water close to home.

One in three schools has no basic water service. And one in four healthcare facilities has no clean water on site.

Life without taps, toilets and handwashing facilities traps communities in poverty and ill health. Around 800 children under five die every day from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

That’s why WaterAid and the Wimbledon Foundation are working together with communities and local partners to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene a normal part of daily life. These vital services relieve the burden on people’s time and energy, and create new opportunities for education, paid work, and raising a healthy family.

None of us can solve the water crisis alone – but great things happen when we unite. Together we are #UnitedForWater.

WaterAid at the 2022 Championships

Together, we created a mosaic of tennis balls by No. 1 Court, showing 10-year-old Tefy from Madagascar enjoying clean water.

Finn, 9, and Darcey, 8, from the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative playing tennis next to a giant tennis ball mosaic. The Wimbledon Foundation and WaterAid created the artwork near No.1 Court showing Tefy from Madagascar enjoying clean water, highlig ...
Finn, 9, and Darcey, 8, from the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative playing tennis next to a giant tennis ball mosaic showing Tefy from Madagascar enjoying clean water.
WaterAid/ Oliver Dixon

The artwork highlights how more than 11,000 children’s lives could be saved during the Championships if everyone, everywhere had access to clean water and decent toilets.

WaterAid at the Queue

WaterAid volunteers engage thousands of tennis-goers as they walk the Wimbledon Queue each year, showcasing the impact we can have as one global community when united for water.

Fanilo, 10, washing his face in Manjakandriana commune, Madagascar
WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

A series of photographs – which move in real time as people walk along the queue – shows Fanilo, 10, and others enjoying the new clean water supply in Manjakandriana commune, Madagascar.

With support from partners like the Wimbledon Foundation, we've worked with local organisations to build water points, toilet blocks and water treatment infrastructure in the area. These services will now help the whole community unlock their potential.

About the Wimbledon Foundation

The Wimbledon Foundation is the official charity of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and the Championships.

Established in 2013, it uses the collective strength of Wimbledon to make a positive difference to people’s lives – in the local area, across the UK, and around the world.