Philanthropy and trusts

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WaterAid/Tom Greenwood

Do you want to make a lasting difference? A donation of £10,000 or more from you or your 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 Nicaragua, for example, we're working with local communities and partners on a micro-finance training scheme, so that local people can afford good quality pumps and toilets in their homes.

Suyen, pictured with a rope pump she bought through the scheme, in Bilwi, Nicaragua, August 2015.
Suyen, pictured with a rope pump she bought through the micro-finance scheme.
WaterAid/Jordi Ruiz Cirera

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.

Your journey

Whether you want to support WaterAid’s work all over the world or focus on a specific project, a dedicated member of our team will bring you even closer to the people you’re helping with regular, personal updates.

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 2016
WaterAid/Basile Ouedraogo


Our supporters

I've been supporting WaterAid for a number of years now and it's incredibly close to my heart. WaterAid's activities are simple, effective and designed to really work from the grassroots up. I encourage you to support this worthwhile cause. My experience with WaterAid is so rewarding, I know that my support goes to exactly where it is needed.
Neil Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of Fastflow
The Waterloo Foundation has been supporting WaterAid for over ten years during which time we have seen them lead the way in delivering water, sanitation and hygiene for many of the most disadvantaged people worldwide. We are very proud of our continued partnership with WaterAid, and value very much the expertise and guidance they offer to our organisation.
The Waterloo Foundation

From Poul due Jensen to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and People's Postcode LotteryWaterAid is lucky enough to partner with a variety of generous individuals and trusts. For an extensive list of those who work with us, read our annual reports.

Contact us

If you are interested in working with us to create lasting change, please contact either:

Andrea from Trusts on: +44 (0) 207 793 5077
Or Katie from Philanthropy on: +44 (0) 207 793 5085

Email: [email protected]