Charities Directory

The list below includes charities involved in the One World Charity Challenge in 2023-2024.

Action Village India

Action Village India (AVI) supports Indian partner organisations who work alongside villagers in some of the most remote parts of rural India so they can improve their lives, livelihoods and resilience. AVI works towards an India which is just, fair and inclusive, where all people regardless of gender, ethnicity, caste or belief can benefit from the Country’s economic development and lift themselves out of poverty. Projects include supporting education, health, land rights, agricultural innovation and women’s rights.


Afrinspire works closely with community leaders to understand the development needs of communities and tailor its support to meet these.

Bees Abroad

Bees Abroad is working to enable communities to empower themselves through sustainable beekeeping. Together with in-country partner organizations and local beekeeper trainers, Bees Abroad educates and mentors communities in appropriate and sustainable beekeeping practices, supporting business creation and environmental care.

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Bees for Development

Bees for Development is the global charity which makes life better with bees. They promote sustainable beekeeping to combat poverty, build resilient livelihoods and benefit biodiversity.

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The Bouncing Ball Trust

The Bouncing Ball Trust is a UK-registered charity delivering education projects in Kenya.  They are currently working with a rural Maasai community of Bulati in Kajiado County to develop their education provision through several projects.

Build It International

Build It International creates opportunities for young people and their communities in Zambia through skills training, work experience and essential community building projects.

Chance for Childhood

Chance for Childhood is an award-winning charity working in Africa to support the most vulnerable children, such as street connected children, disabled children, children affected by conflict and kids behind bars. Our vision is of a world where no child is forgotten.

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Education Saves Lives

Education Saves Lives creates innovative educational resources for the world’s poorest people in their own language. The lessons are produced on interactive DVD and cover basic healthcare and simple life skills topics such as Malaria, TB, HIV, Basic Hygiene, Healthy Eating, Childcare and Immunisation. Over 700 lessons exist which are being used by local community groups in over 20 countries.

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Ethiopiaid’s vision is an Ethiopia where every person has access to quality education, healthcare, and a life of dignity. They deliver support to people who need it the most, at a time when it will make a real difference.


Gumboots Foundation

The Gumboots Foundation works to make a positive impact to South African communities who struggle each day for a better future.

By supporting community projects together with local leadership, Gumboots helps change the life chances of some of the country’s poorest people

Hands of Hope

Hands of Hope seek to help the vulnerable and disadvantaged of NE Romania by working in the community through one to one education, befriending of families, distribution of aid and practical help.

International Refugee Trust

International Refugee Trust’s vision is for all those whose lives have been dislocated by conflict and disaster, to be able to step out of poverty, build a sustainable future, and live happily in a place they call home.

StepUp – the building blocks for a better life:

Clean water for women and children:

The Rainbow HIV/ Aids project:

Legs 4 Africa

Legs 4 Africa recycles prosthetic legs that would otherwise end up in landfill and facilitate support groups so amputees in sub-Saharan Africa can live more independent, fulfilled lives.

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Leprosy Mission Isle of Man

A Manx Registered charity, part of The Leprosy Mission International, a Christian development organisation that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patients.

Leaflet: What do you think you know about Leprosy August 2022 TLMIOM v3 (1)

Livingstone Tanzania Trust

Education for young people is recognised as the best tool to sustainably beat poverty and create stronger and more equal communities, yet for many communities in Tanzania there are hurdles that prevent young people from accessing it. Livingstone Tanzania Trust works alongside the Babati community to identify what those hurdles are and together develop strategies to overcome them.

Pahar Trust Nepal

Pahar Trust Nepal builds safe and earthquake-resilient schools and supports teachers to provide high-quality education. They ensure that all schools have sanitation facilities and provide safe water supplies to communities, as well as improving access to health services and advice.
Pump Aid aims to end water poverty in rural Malawi. Since 1998, they have provided 1.5 million people with access to clean water improving their lives through health, education, and skills development.Pump Aid’s work:

Ripple Effect (formerly Send a Cow)

For over three decades, Ripple Effect has worked alongside farmers in rural Africa, inspiring and equip them to transform their lives and protect the planet. Their approach brings smallholder farmers together to learn more, grow more and sell more so they can feed their families nutritious food, invest in their farms, send their children to school and build sustainable agri-businesses. Ripple Effect currently has country programmes in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, and works in partnership in Zambia

S.A.L.V.E. International

S.A.L.V.E. is a UK and Ugandan charity working hard to make sure there is “No street called home.” They aim to reduce the number of young people living on the streets of Uganda through counselling, care and learning. They support children on the streets to return home to their families (or another loving family) and to re-enter education.

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Sand Dams Worldwide

Sand Dams Worldwide (formerly Excellent Development)  supports some of the world’s poorest people to transform their own lives through water and soil conservation in drylands. Working with local partners, they support rural communities to gain access to clean water close to their homes through pioneering sand dam technology.

Seed Madagascar

Operating in southeast Madagascar, Seed Madagascar manages a wide range of sustainable development and conservation projects across the Anosy region. Alongside this, they aim to raise global awareness of Madagascar’s unique needs and build constructive partnerships to aid development.

Street Child

Street Child works with local organisations to ensure every child has access to an education. They prioritise children in the most marginalised populations and currently work in over 20 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Europe


For over 30 years, Toybox has been working alongside street children, first in Latin America and now in Asia and Africa. Their core purpose is to help children marginalised and abused by those who should be protecting them.

Tree Aid

Tree Aid works with people in the drylands of Africa. Led by local people, their projects are tackling poverty and the effects of the climate crisis by growing trees, improving incomes, and restoring and protecting land. Their projects make sure trees thrive so they can provide food and incomes today and protect the environment for tomorrow.


Virtual Doctors

Every day over 230 NHS doctors come in from a busy shift, log onto the Virtual Doctors app and volunteer to improve the lives of people in rural Africa. The Virtual Doctors use a Smartphone App to connect isolated health centres in rural Zambia and Malawi with volunteer doctors, based predominantly in the UK. The volunteer doctors offer advice to diagnose conditions, and to manage and treat patients. This assists and empowers local health workers, helps reduce unnecessary hospital referrals,  and ultimately saves lives