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Last updated 06/07/17

Celebrating 20 Years with an event at the House of Commons

Water for Kids at the House of CommonsHilary Benn meets Ruby who is doing a running challenge to raise funds for Water for Kids!

Water for Kids was first established in December 1996 and to celebrate this landmark anniversary, Matthew Pennycook MP for Greenwich and Woolwich hosted an event on the 1st December at the House of Commons.
Thank you to everyone who made the event such a great success.
View the Press Release

About Water for Kids

Water for kids celebrating 20 yearsWater for Kids is a small charity which provides safe water for the first time. It works with communities, especially in Uganda and Zambia, to dig wells, protect water sources, build latrines and carry out hygiene education. This reduces the spread of diseases and improves the health and wellbeing of the whole community.

Water for Kids is currently funding other organisations to provide water and sanitation in Kenya, and Tanzania. We have also worked in Peru, The Gambia, India, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. All our projects save lives.
Water for Kids has very low overheads, it spent 87% of its income directly on projects in 2013/4.

The charity was set up in 1996 by Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and our projects in Uganda and Zambia are managed by local EHOs.


We work closely with our partners overseas and with the local people to ensure our projects are sustainable.

Corporate Supporters

Much of our work has been achieved through the generosity of the Corporate Supporters below, we would like to thank them for their help in saving people's lives.

Glanford and Lindsey Lions

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The following organisations provide on-going support to Water for Kids, which is much appreciated:

  • Civica and the JUSACA and SE Franklin Charitable Trusts make regular donations
  • 9thPlanet Design keeps our website up to date, free of charge
  • Environmental Health News regularly updates the environmental health world on our activities.
  • The Killgerm Group produces publicity materials and make regular donations