WaterAid and People’s Postcode Lottery have been working together for over a decade. In that time, players have raised over £22 million pounds for our work, helping millions of people transform their lives thanks to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Celebrating over ten years of partnership

This film marks the tenth anniversary of our partnership, and celebrates what players' support has helped communities around the world achieve.

Water changes everything

Millions of people still face each day without a reliable supply of clean water, a safe place to go to the toilet, or the basic hygiene that can protect them from infection. And, as floods pollute water sources and droughts cause springs to dry up, climate change is only making things worse.

We know that clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are vital.

With all three, children can stay healthy and go to school. Adults can earn a living and take care of their families. And whole communities can start to thrive, breaking free from poverty and unlocking a brighter future – for generations to come.

Players’ support is making this a reality for millions of people around the world.

A group of women standing in the middle of their crops inside the market garden in the village of Tigama, Bla, Segou Region, Mali, March 2022.
Market gardeners in Mali celebrate a double harvest thanks to the new water supply in their village in Segou region, funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Image: Photo: WaterAid/ Basile Ouedraogo

I'm glad I don't have to walk all the way to the river anymore. More importantly, I don't have to risk my daughter's life.

Helme, Ethiopia (pictured top)

Working together to create change

For clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to bring lasting benefits to everyone, it takes people working together.

That's why players’ support is so vital. We know the pace of change needs to increase if we are to reach everyone, everywhere with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. In the past year alone, we’ve worked with thousands of communities around the world, reaching hundreds of thousands of people directly, and millions more through our work with schools, healthcare facilities, and decision makers.

Explore just some of what players' support has helped make possible

Thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery

A huge thank you to players of People’s Postcode Lottery: with their support, we’re able to keep demanding a world where everyone, everywhere has the clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene they need, no matter what the future might bring.

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Read more of our player-supported stories

WaterAid created a light installation outside one of Britain’s first maternity hospitals featuring the silhouettes of pregnant women, highlighting how every two seconds, a woman gives birth in a health centre without clean water, decent toilets and go ...
Image: WaterAid/ Oliver Dixon

Highlighting the global maternal health crisis

Every two seconds, a woman gives birth in a health centre without clean water. That's why we created an evocative light installation outside one of Britain’s first maternity hospitals, raising awareness of this global crisis.

Mayaman Malle, 55, watering onions crops inside the women's market garden, in the village of Tigama, Bla, Segou Region, Mali, March 2022.
Image: WaterAid/ Basile Ouedraogo

Building climate-resilient communities

From Bangladesh to Burkina Faso, players of People’s Postcode Lottery supported our first climate-change focused project working across 12 countries – changing lives today and policies for tomorrow.

Gilberto Silvio Lutucuta, 47, Laulane Maputo, Mozambique, January 2022
Image: WaterAid/ People's Postcode Lottery/ Mario Macilau

Maputo’s water woes show wider African climate challenges

With support from players, we’ve been shining a light on the impact of climate change where families in Maputo, Mozambique, are facing the twin threat of drought and flood.

Blen, 4, Fantanesh’s grand-daughter, washing her hands under the tap which is right outside their house, Burie Zuriya District, Wedt Gojjam Zone, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, October 2021.
Image: Photo: WaterAid/ Frehiwot Gebrewold

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery in Birmingham celebrate

Not only did Birmingham players win life-changing amounts; they are supporting WaterAid on our mission to reaching communities across the globe with access to clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene.

WaterAid created a giant sand portrait on Whitby Beach to show how climate change is impacting people’s access to water and could make water perilously scarce for 1 in 4 children by 2040. March 2021
Image: WaterAid/ Jon Snow

Giant sand portrait highlights impact of climate change on water

With support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we created a giant sand art portrait on Whitby Beach to show how climate change could make water scarce for 1 in 4 children by 2040.

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Image: WaterAid/Elena Heatherwick

Young Rwandan radio stars help in fight against Coronavirus

See how young Rwandans are sharing life-saving lessons around good sanitation and hygiene practices with millions from across the country.

Ernest Randriarimalala, VftF Madagascar, holding 360 camera.
Image: WaterAid

Watch our 360 degrees film story: Everyday WaterAid

We sent some of our global staff out with a 360 camera. Meet five of our incredible team members: Ernest in Madagascar, Sibtain in Pakistan, Samia in Bangladesh, Chipi in Malawi and Chileshe in Zambia.