About us | ActionAid UK

ActionAid is a leading international charity working in over 45 countries. We work with the poorest women and girls in the world, changing their lives for good.

Our local staff provide immediate, hands-on support to women and children living on the margins of survival.

Together we demand action at local, national and international level. We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.

What we do

Explore the five themes that underpin our work across the world helping women and girls to claim their rights.

How we work

Learn about our approach, what we do that makes us different to other charities, our objectives underpinning our mission and how we change lives for good.

Where we work

We work across Africa, Asia and Latin America, every day, all year round.

We listen to, learn from and work in partnership with 15 million of the world’s poorest and excluded people.

See the full list of countries


Funding and governance

Find out more about who we are and how we’re funded, what we achieve with the help of our generous supporters, and how we spend our income and demonstrate our impact through our financial accounts and annual reports.

Contact us

  • Email: supportercontact@actionaid.org
  • Phone: call us on 01460 238000
  • Post: Supporter Care Team, ActionAid UK, Chataway House, Leach Road, Chard, Somerset TA20 1FR

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