Plan your own fundraising

1 November 2017 – 31 January 2018
Across the UK
Who can get involved:
Morie, 25, holds his nephew Joe Smart on his shoulders in the village of Tombohuaun, Sierra Leone, May 2017. WaterAid/Joey Lawrence

Get involved

Are you ready to change normal? Every penny you donate between 1 November and 31 January will be doubled by the UK Government (up to £5 million). That means twice as many lives will be transformed with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.


What is the Untapped appeal all about?

This winter we invite you to Tombohuaun, Sierra Leone. Join Morie and Joe Smart (pictured above) and the rest of their village, and share their joy when clean water arrives for the first time.

During the Untapped appeal, the UK Government will match up to £5 million of donations between 1st November 2017 and 31st January 2018. That means that every penny raised by fantastic fundraisers like you will make double the difference.

Explore the village of Tombohuaun >

I've got an idea for my fundraising event - what now?

Great news! Whether you’re going to be splashing in a bath of baked beans or whipping up a storm in the kitchen, your generosity is going to change lives. Make sure to let us know about your fundraising by and we’ll be in touch to support you on your journey. We also recommend reading our and to get the ball rolling.


How can I promote my fundraising challenge?

If you are planning to raise money online, set up a using our . Share your page with friends and family, post it on social media and email it around at work. If you want to go one step further, use our template  to try and secure some local press coverage.

What WaterAid materials can I get for my fundraising?

We'd love to send you some WaterAid goodies to help you with your fundraising. We have collection tins and buckets, banners, tablecloths, stickers and T-shirts, as well as sponsorship forms, leaflets and posters. Email us at  and we'll send them out to you.

How can I pay in my money?

If you've raised money on JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving, your job is done! All the online donations made to your fundraising page are automatically transferred over to WaterAid and allocated to your total.

If you've raised money offline, you can send in your fundraising by making a bank transfer, sending us a cheque, or paying in your money over the phone.

If you’re making a bank transfer please use the following details:

WaterAid Current Account
Barclays Bank PLC
Sort code: 20-65-82
Account number: 20422746

If you’re sending in a cheque, please make it payable to WaterAid and send it to:

47-49 Durham Street
SE11 5JD

Please also fill in a donation form with your name and details of your fundraising, and send it in to us. Otherwise we won’t know that the money is from you, and we won’t be able to thank you for your fundraising!

If you want to pay your money in over the phone, give us a call on 020 7793 4594.

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