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Our Partners

Collaboration is a vital strand in Practical Action’s DNA and our partnerships are the foundations all our work is built upon.

Collaboration with many other groups and organisations is essential to the success of our international efforts. This page features some of our global partners. Our local partners are featured on the relevant country pages. Find out more about where we work.

We were honoured to have our approach to partnering in Bangladesh recognised with the 2019 Collaboration Award from BOND, the UK network for organisations working in international development.

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Institutional Funding Partners

We are grateful for the strong support of institutional funding partners, who trust us to contribute to their development goals. These include the international development departments and embassies of national governments, including the UK, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland the USA and also the Isle of Man and Jersey.


Multi-national and umbrella organisations

We also receive significant funding from multi-national and umbrella organisations, including the European Union, UN agencies, ADB and the World Bank and specialist funding frameworks such as EnDev and the Nordic Development Fund.

Foundations and Trusts

We have strong partnerships with large foundations and trusts who provide significant funding for our work. These include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Comic Relief, the Maxwell Stuart Charitable Trust, the IKEA Foundation, the Z Zurich Foundation, the H&M Foundation, the innocent foundation and the Poul Due Jensen Foundation.

A collection of logos from various charitable organizations and foundations.

International development groups

We carry out projects for and work alongside many other international development groups, large and small.


Universities and scientific bodies

We are proud to be associated with a number of leading universities and scientific bodies, with whom we collaborate on research and development projects. These include the University of Reading (UK), Lund University (Sweden), Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agraria (Peru), Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo” (Bolivia) and The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK).


We are also grateful to receive ongoing support from other companies, specialist organisations, membership associations and communications partners.


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We’d love to hear from you to explore partnership opportunities so we can come together to create lasting impact, locally and globally.