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WaterAid is one of the leading international WASH NGOs with a focus on promoting clean drinking water, safe sanitation, and improved hygiene. WaterAid currently work in 26 countries, predominantly in Africa and Asia. Their strategy is to use a two-pronged integrated ‘water and sanitation for all’ approach through which they work with local partners to help communities to access safe water and improved hygiene and sanitation facilities, as well as using their experience and research to influence key decision-makers to do more to provide these vital services.

The Foundation started supporting WaterAid in 2007 with grants of £25,000-£50,000 towards community WASH projects in India, providing 23,000 people with access to clean, safe water and 10,000 people with access to improved sanitation. Subsequently the Foundation provided larger multi-year grants to support WaterAid’s Nepal country programme to implement direct project delivery in rural villages, and to develop advocacy campaigns and capacity-building of the water and sanitation sector in Nepal. More recently the Foundation has made the decision to provide WaterAid with £300,000 per year of unrestricted funds as part of a strategic partnership. This form of support has been valuable in enabling WaterAid to develop their expertise within the WASH sector and to lead the way in harder to fund WASH elements, such as menstrual hygiene. The Foundation has benefited from the partnership through WaterAid sharing with us their expertise and learning within the WASH sector.

Concern Universal

Children in Tosramkhola celebrate having access to clean water in their community

Photo credit: WaterAid/ Mani Karmacharya

Concern Universal

A disabled man uses the accessible latrine designed specifically to accommodate his needs, Beltola slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Photo credit: WaterAid/ Guilhem Alandry






Last updated Friday 16 March, 2018