At ActionAid we build long-term relationships with individuals, trusts and foundations, and companies who provide significant funding to help us end poverty. Our team can provide you with reports; invite you to events with our country programme staff and other supporters; offer you the chance to visit our work; and give you insight into global events and emergencies.
"I often get asked 'why should we work with ActionAid?'
Well, the answer isn’t so difficult. At ActionAid, I believe we don't just do different things, we do things differently. We work in solidarity with poor communities over many years - meaning that the people who are most affected by poverty are telling us what needs to be done and how.
Together, we can ensure that your gift has the maximum impact and creates sustainable change for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women and girls. Partnering with ActionAid means you can change lives, for good."
Sujit Peris, Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships
How ActionAid changes lives for good
Sabita Rani lives in a remote, coastal part of southern Bangladesh, which increasingly experiences dangerous weather, driven by climate change. In 2013, ActionAid trained Sabita to become an emergency response leader. As Cyclone Mahasen approached her village later that year, she led a group of women to get 500 people to safety - saving their lives.
In 2015, Sabita joined ActionAid at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan. She told global leaders about the damage that climate change is having on communities like hers, the critical role of women in emergencies, and the need to help vulnerable communities adapt to climate change.
Sabita says: "Before I was selected by ActionAid to undertake emergency training I felt that I wasn’t respected by my neighbours and by my community. But after I came back from the Summit people in my area appreciated me. Being a leader in disaster response and in disaster risk reduction has changed my life. I am creating change! I am so proud of how far I have come and everything I am able to do now."
What our supporters say
"What I loved about ActionAid from the beginning was that they let me be involved. I said to them, ‘I don’t want to just give you money’, because I wanted to see first-hand what was happening. I’ve been able to come to Myanmar year after year and it’s so incredible to see the way the programme has developed. It’s been the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. It has helped change me and I’m very grateful to ActionAid for letting me be part of it."
Alex Graham, who has supported ActionAid’s work in Asia for several years
"Medicor has found in ActionAid a partner who has the ability and skills enabling them to deliver quality results with their high levels of expertise and excellent relationships with local communities, local leaders and governments."
Robert Bruh from Medicor Foundation, who support development projects in poor countries all over the world
How you can help
We'd love to talk to you about how we can ensure your donation makes a real difference to some of the world's poorest people. Just get in touch with one of our team.