About Us

charity: water is a nonprofit organisation bringing clean and safe water to people around the world.

Together, we can end the water crisis

Since charity: water was founded in 2006, we’ve been chasing one ambitious goal: ending the global water crisis. And while the water crisis is huge, we’re optimistic. We know how to solve the problem, and we make progress every day thanks to the help of local partners and generous supporters. If we work together, we believe everyone will have access to life’s most basic need within our lifetime.


Water projects funded


People will be served



You have our word—and more

When charity: water began, we made a bold promise: 100% of public donations would go directly to fund clean water projects. Philanthropists and Gift Aid cover our operating costs so 100% of your money can fund water projects.

Learn about our model

You deserve to give with confidence, so we’ll always stand by our 100% Model. But we don’t stop there. From our financials, to our tech, to the environmental sustainability of our water projects: “good enough” is never good enough for us. We’re setting new standards for transparency and innovation. These companies and organisations agree.

How we work

We want you to know exactly how and where your donation is being used. So from the beginning, we’ve kept a few promises.

Ready to give the gift of clean water?

Every £30 can end a walk for water, and 100% of your donation will fund clean water projects.

Leading the team

Facing a problem as big as the water crisis requires an incredible team. We’re grateful to have some of the most innovative and committed leaders guiding our organisation.

Hannah Bellamy

Managing Director

Christoph Gorder

Chief Global Water Officer

Ije Nwokorie


Ije Nwokorie is a senior director at Apple and enjoys balancing technology, creativity, and leadership—subjects he writes and tells stories about regularly. He previously spent 11 years as the CEO of the creative consultancy Wolff Olins and oversaw offices in London, New York, and San Francisco. While Ije was born in America and now lives in London, he spent his early years in rural Nigeria, which he credits for forging his creative outlook and affinity for wonder.

Eniola Aluko

Eniola Aluko is a British-Nigerian football executive and the director of women’s football at Aston Villa. As a former professional player, Eniola played for England 102 times and continues to act as a pundit and commentator. She is passionate about the wellbeing, self-image, confidence, and equality of women and girls around the world and has delivered multiple keynote speeches on the topic.

Luke Beauchamp


At APRCO, a global production consultancy, Luke Beauchamp serves as the managing director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. His team supports brands by developing marketing strategies and creating assets for all channels.

Dr. Mara Klemich, Ph.D.

Dr. Mara Klemich is co-founder of Heartstyles, and co-creator of the Heartstyles Indicator—a personal development and organisational culture development tool. She has over 30 years of experience as a consulting psychologist and neuropsychologist. In addition, Dr. Klemich works as an organisational psychologist in personal, leadership, and culture development consulting.

Sam Lawson Johnston

Sam Lawson Johnston co-founded the commercial real estate investment company, Kinrise. Kinrise’s vision is to renew UK cities by restoring iconic buildings and creating workspaces that inspire and enable culture, community, and company growth. Sam is also the co-founder and non-executive director of luxury eyewear brand Finlay London and is a trustee of Hackney Church, London.

Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison founded charity: water in 2006 and continues to lead the organisation today. Scott has been recognised on Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 list, on the Forbes Magazine Impact 30 list, and in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business issue. He is also the New York Times Bestselling author of “Thirst”, a memoir documenting his journey from nightclub promoter to charity: water founder.

Valerie Donati

Valerie Donati founded Brand Building Communications in January 2007 in New York City. In addition to pioneering an award-winning digital word-of-mouth marketing practice, Valerie created a community-based online lifestyle news platform, 24/Savvy, in 2010. She also created the volunteer tracking app Zoe Blueprint in 2020.

Rachel Manktelow

Rachel’s professional journey reflects her entrepreneurial spirit and mastery at facilitating positive change. After serving as a change management consultant at PWC, Rachel co-founded Mind Tools in 2003. In her 16-year tenure, Rachel developed Mind Tools into a global leader in career coaching with a values-driven culture that empowers people to do their best work. Rachel and her husband, James, have supported charity: water as personal supporters since 2019. Today, Rachel is thriving as an advisor to a selection of businesses and nonprofits.

Chris Barton


Chris Barton, charity: water’s general counsel, is secretary of the board of directors and secretary of the board of charity: water’s UK entity. Prior to charity: water, Chris was general counsel to a variety of international businesses, an associate at two international law firms, and a lawyer for the US government. Chris also clerked for Judge Hugh Bownes of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


Change the world with us

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