Sponsor a water project

100% of your gift funds clean water.

Our water project costs vary depending on project type, geography, and local economies. On average, projects start at £8,000 and can cost £20,000 or more. Once you’ve made your gift, we’ll pair it with an appropriate project (or projects).

How it all works

Bringing clean water to an entire community takes time and teamwork. Learn what to expect along the way in this video.

Project preparation

At the start

Program cycle begins

Our giving year is split into two halves: January 1st - June 30th and July 1st - December 31st. We prepare to send your donation to the field at the completion of the half in which you give.

At 6 months

Our partners prepare

Before construction begins, our partners do extensive research and prep work, get permits and supplies, and partner with local communities to ensure long-term sustainability.

You get Update 1!

Project progress

At 6-9 months

Construction & evaluation

Construction is underway! Our partners collect midterm reports and send us information on project progress.

At 12 months

Construction concludes

Our partners finish the work and train local communities to use and maintain their water points.

You get Update 2!

Project completion

At 12-15 months

Final data collection

Our partners collect photos and GPS coordinates of the completed projects and send information about the specific communities you've served.

At 21 months

Our final review

We verify all of the final data from our partners and prepare your report. It's time to celebrate!

You get your Completion Report!

See an example of the completion report you'll receive when your project is finished.

We prove every project

We’ll show you the projects you helped fund with photos and GPS coordinates.

See proof
Sponsor Proof

Water changes everything

Sanitation and Hygiene

Access to clean water promotes handwashing. Washing your hands is the best way to prevent water related diseases.

Health

80% of diseases in developing countries are waterborne and preventable with clean water and improved sanitation.

Education

Millions of kids spend their days collecting water for their families or home sick with a water-related illness instead of going to school.

Women Empowerment

Women are twice as likely to walk for water. Water projects nearby can save time, and give women freedom and opportunity.

Food Security

Self-sufficient families can use water sources nearby to cook safely, clean their eating utensils and water their own gardens.

Economic Development

Every £1 invested in improved water access and sanitation yields £4-8 in economic returns, depending on the region and type of project.