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2020 hasn’t turned out as expected, and we’ve already had enough of the ‘new normal’.

So here’s a chance to take something positive from the year. This Giving Tuesday (December 1st), grab the opportunity to create change that’s anything BUT normal for communities around the world.

Your generosity will support families who are facing extraordinary challenges caused by climate change as well as the impact of coronavirus. Join the global generosity movement – feel good, do good, and create some good news.

The world’s toughest problems need YOU – and a little ingenuity.

With big ideas and bold actions, together we can build a world that’s better for everyone. Where people can unleash their potential and make the extraordinary possible.
You can help make this happen with a gift to Practical Action this Giving Tuesday.

Support today

Create change that’s anything but normal. Give on Giving Tuesday.

However you choose to celebrate Giving Tuesday, we’d love to hear about it. Connect with us on social and share your good news story.



  • Regular support
  • One off donation

You decide how much you’d like to give and how often – either a regular monthly gift or a single donation.


You decide how much you’d like to give and how often – either a regular monthly gift or a single donation.

Giving Tuesday


We believe in possible

We know that ingenuity can tackle the world’s toughest problems. We’ve worked with communities to prove it’s possible to:

  • Turn desert into lush fields in Sudan, so farmers can thrive despite climate change
  • Replant areas of rainforest in Peru, so coffee growers can succeed sustainably
  • Turn plastic waste into fuel in Bangladesh, cleaning up slums and rivers and creating jobs

It’s what we’ve been doing for over 50 years.

But we need to do more

People living in poor communities have never faced such a tough reality.

  • Climate change has caused an increase in devastating floods, storms and landslides. We can help communities avoid disaster.
  • Permanent changes to temperature and rainfall are making farming almost impossible. We can help farmers adapt and thrive.
  • The long term impact of coronavirus is pushing millions deeper into poverty. We can help create jobs, improve incomes and boost businesses.

You support will help make this possible.

Your gift will go further than you imagine

Regular support through monthly giving will:

  • Provide us with the predictable income we need to embark on ambitious long-term projects with communities around the world.
  • Allow us to pioneer innovative approaches that can be replicated elsewhere, by other development groups and governments.
  • Enable us to unlock grants from large donors, such as the UK Government and UN bodies.

Feel part of the change

You’ll feel involved and inspired by the work your support is making possible.

  • We’ll bring you uplifting updates from the communities we work with, our teams who work alongside them and our technical experts.
  • We’ll keep you up to date with the progress and some of the big global issues through email updates and our supporter magazine
  • You can delve into content on our website and join the conversation on our social media channels.

An organisation you can trust

We’re 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).

We are trusted by the UK and overseas governments who fund some of our projects, along with major foundations, corporations and UN bodies.