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This online form is the easiest way to donate to us, but if you would prefer to use a different method, you can donate via cheque or bank transfer.

Please call our Supporter Care team on 020 7793 4594 to make a bank transfer.

Please download the appropriate form from below to send in with a cheque.

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We’re always really keen to give our supporters the choice on how we communicate with them. During the online donation process you’ll be given options on how you hear from us. If ever you’d like to change these at a later date, please do contact us.

We’re a member of the Fundraising Regulator and adhere to their Code of Fundraising Practice. We’ve also made our own fundraising promise to you, which you can read here. >

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Although direct debits can only be set up from UK bank accounts, we can accept one-off donations from outside of the UK. The bank will convert your donation to pound sterling using their exchange rate.

Our address finder recognises addresses in all major countries, so instead of typing your postcode please start typing the first line of your address. As you type the options will narrow down and your address will appear.

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When a community gets clean water for the first time, it’s the start of something truly life-changing.

Right now, some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised people don’t have clean water to drink, decent toilets or hygiene. Without these basics, overcoming poverty is just a dream.

But when you help us to dig a well or install a tap stand in a community, you're changing the lives of children like Dina for the better. They can dream again.

Every child should have a bright future ahead of them and focus on being a child - not walking long distances to collect and drink dirty water.

785 million people in the world – one in ten – do not have clean water close to home. We'll keep working until everyone, everywhere has clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. But we can’t do it without you.

Expenditure - pence in pound graphic (2017/18)
From the 2017/18 annual report

About WaterAid

WaterAid has teams in 28 countries across the world, working with our partners to transform millions of lives every year by improving access to clean water, toilets and hygiene.

Since 1981, we’ve reached over 27 million people with clean water. But we can’t stop there.

In the last 37 years, we’ve gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected organisations dealing solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues.

What do WaterAid do?

While installing taps and toilets is essential to our work, we do so much more. We convince governments to change laws, link policy makers with people on the ground, pool knowledge and resources and rally support from people and organisations around the world, making lasting change happen on a massive scale.

Why regular donations matter

Regular gifts by direct debit give us a predictable income so we can commit to helping more people. Plus direct debits mean we pay less in processing fees than for credit card gifts.

Our fundraising promise to you

We’ll use your donations in the best way possible. For every £1 you give, 72p is spent enabling people to transform their lives with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, 1p is spent on governance and 27p is spent on fundraising*

*as of 17/18 WaterAid annual report.