An international agency providing long-term development programmes funded through child sponsorship, and emergency relief; describes their work, with details of educational resources, news, contacts, and how to support.
African Development Trust - ADT
A development and emergency relief charity founded by development-oriented individuals of African background and dedicated to development in Africa; provides a guide to their programmes and projects, how to get involved, and fundraising appeals.
Working to bring self-sustainability, dignity and hope to the young people in Uganda through investing in vocational training, educational opportunities and holistic life-skills.
A charity that designs, builds, and manages projects to provide better shelter wherever there is disaster, poverty, or need. Describes their programmes and education activities, with news, vacancies, and how to get involved.
UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development. Includes a member directory, policy groups, campaigning, and training services.
British Red Cross
A volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, wherever they are. Describes their programmes in the UK and overseas, with information about how to get involved or support their work.
CAFOD: Catholic Agency for Overseas
The official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales, working in more than 40 countries across the world; describes their relief and development programmes, with an educational resource section and how to support.
International development agency sponsored by the major Christian churches in the UK and Ireland; describes their programmes and campaigns, how to get involved, news, and contacts.
Community Action Nepal
A mountaineers’ charity established to support projects in Nepal that raise people's standard of living and strengthen indigenous, community-based culture. Includes a guide to their programme, how to get involved or support, news, resources, and contacts.
Computers 4 Africa
Accepts working redundant PCs and IT equipment from individuals, corporates and other UK organisations, which are then shipped to schools, colleges, libraries, clinics and specific projects in Africa.
An international humanitarian organisation specialising in tackling hunger with the most vulnerable people in the world’s poorest places.
Charity which helps people make microloans to people in developing countries.
A Sheffield-based charity supporting sustainable water and biogas projects in Kenya; describes their projects, how to support with donations or as a volunteer, blog, and contacts.
Engineers Without Borders UK
Works to raise awareness of technology's role in tackling poverty, with a range of programmes including volunteer placements, training and workshops, and bursaries. Includes contacts, news, and a guide to sectors in which they work.
Collaborates with poor African farmers, assisting them to produce more food.
Works to establish productive organic training gardens in schools, hospitals, and clinics in Southern Africa. Describes their projects and activities, with FAQ, contacts, and how to support.
The Hunger Project UK
Non-profit organisation committed to the sustainable end of world hunger and poverty.
International Tree Foundation
Charity which operates sustainable tree planting programmes around the world, in conjunction with native communities, in a bid to help alleviate both poverty and deforestation.
An international aid and development charity, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world's poorest people. Includes a guide to their programmes, where they work, and fundraising efforts.
Karen Hilltribes Trust
Focuses on the improvement of education and health among the citizens of northwest Thailand.
An initiative from CARE International UK which allows donors to make loans to support the development of small enterprises in Africa and Asia; describes the scheme, with details of how to get involved.
Link Community Development
Works to improve the quality of education in sub-Saharan Africa and to raise awareness of development issues; includes details of their partnership, sponsorship, and exchange programmes and how to get involved.
The Mary Slessor Foundation
Established to continue the social and medical work of Mary Slessor, the renowned Scottish missionary from Dundee in the late 1800's. Describes their programme in Nigeria and how to support them, with contacts and a history.
The Mityana Charity
The charity aims to relieve poverty and advance education for the children in the area of Mityana (Kibogo and Mubende) Uganda.
Music Fund for Cuba
Charity which supports education and development of music and performing arts in Cuba.
Provides emergency aid and strategic development programmes to eliminate poverty in over 70 countries; describes their work and priorities, and how to get involved.
Provides emergency relief in response to disasters worldwide, long-term development programmes, and campaigns for change; provides a comprehensive guide to their work, how to get involved, and information about their fundraising.
Plant a Tree Today Foundation
Works to take action against deforestation and climate change through native forest restoration. Includes information on how to donate, plus educational resources.
Development charity which works with poor communities around the world, implementing simple technology changes. Includes full details of their programmes, and information on the many ways to help or get involved.
An educational charity dedicated to supporting the education of Burmese students; describes their programmes, with annual reports, how to help, and contacts.
Supports and develops a national network of activists working against world poverty; provides information about their programmes and campaigns, resources, how to get involved, and local branches.
UK branch of an international Tibetan humanitarian organisation, working with both Tibetan communities and other groups in need in Africa and the UK. Provides a guide to their work, volunteer opportunities, and how to make a donation.
Romanian Aid Distribution
Christian charity which organises aid to the vulnerable in Romania at the same time as promoting Christianity and supporting Romanian churches.
Save the Children UK
International agency providing emergency relief, campaigning for children's rights, and implementing long-term development programmes in the UK and internationally. Provides a comprehensive guide, resources for teachers, and how to help by volunteering or fundraising.
Survivors Fund (SURF)
Works to rebuild the lives of survivors of the Rwandan genocide; describes their support for development programmes in Rwanda and how to get involved, with education resources and contacts.
UK and Ireland relief and development charity, working in partnership with Christian agencies and churches worldwide to tackle the causes and effects of poverty.
Tools for Self Reliance
Works to relieve poverty in Africa by collecting and refurbishing tools to support the artisan sector in rural communities. Describes their programme, with volunteer opportunities, details of local groups and campaigns, and contacts.
Tools with a Mission
Collects and refurbishes tools and equipment no longer required in the UK and sends them overseas to support projects working towards self sufficiency.
Charity which helps African communities plant the trees they need for fuel, food and forestry cover. Contains case studies and FAQ plus online gift shopping and details of how to get involved.
An international NGO dedicated to improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities; provides a guide to their programmes and how to support them, with annual report and education resources.
A women’s human rights charity working to help women transform their lives in Africa, Asia and Latin America; with details of their programmes, campaigns and policy, and how to get involved.
Women for Women
Charity devoted to helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives.
Y Care International
The YMCA’s international relief and development agency. Describes their programmes, with news, how to get involved, and campaigns.