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Thank you for your invaluable support at this challenging time. In a world facing the terrible coronavirus threat, improving hygiene and access to clean water and sanitation services in poor communities has never been more vital.

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Please select how much you'd like to give, as a monthly or single gift. Your support will enable us to continue and expand our work around the world, helping people to use ingenuity to tackle the world’s toughest problems.


Please select how much you'd like to give, as a monthly or single gift. Your support will fund our work in poor communities all around the world.


Your donation can help:

  • Struggling smallholder farmers to improve their harvests and incomes
  • People in urban slums to have safe, clean water and proper waste services
  • Communities without electricity or clean cooking to access these life-changing essentials
  • People threatened by climate change to adapt their lives and cope with disasters

The value of your gift will multiply

At Practical Action we dedicate ourselves to finding new and innovative ways to tackle poverty and disadvantage.

We develop, refine and improve these solutions in our community projects and then, through our publishing and advisory services, share them freely and widely with other development groups, governments and companies.

An organisation you can trust

Practical Action is committed to the highest standards in fundraising, transparency and reporting.

For every £1 we receive in donations, just 9 pence is spent on fundraising. The remaining 91% is spent on charitable activities, including 1% on essential governance.

(2018/19 audited accounts, produced to Charity Commission norms).

Why regular donations matter

Regular gifts by direct debit give us a predictable income, enabling us to commit to longer term projects to help more people. Donating by direct debits mean we pay less in processing fees than for credit card gifts.