Welcome to the website of WaterAid Rutland.

We are a local fundraising group that was founded in 2005 in order to raise funds exclusively for WaterAid. 

We are committed to supporting WaterAid's activities to enable some of the world's poorest people to gain access to clean water and safe sanitation.  Over the last 12 years, the funds that we have raised have been used in projects in Mali, Nepal and, most recently, Madagascar.  Funding of the Madagascar project is now complete and we have been asked to redirect our funds once again to Mali.  By the time the Madagascar project is finished, we’ll have reached over 35,000 people with safe, sustainable water supplies in 2 areas of Madagascar, and over 8,000 people with improved access to sanitation and hygiene. The communities have already experienced a huge change in terms of hygiene and sanitation, with newly built toilets and showers everywhere, and with almost every household now having a toilet.
For more details about the new project in Mali, click here.

So far, we have raised £184,694.

Click here to see our latest news, as reported in the Rutland Times

Access to clean water and safe hygiene is a basic human right.

Together with improved hygiene, these basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods, forming the first essential step in overcoming poverty.

  • We raise funds by holding a wide variety of fundraising events from sponsored walks to ceilidhs, from talks to quizzes.  For more details, please visit our "Events" page or click here.

  • We can also provide speakers to visit your school or club.  Email us via the "contact us" page or click here if you would like further information.

  • If you would like to be involved in our work, please contact the committee through the "contact us" page or click here.

Clean waterpoint in Mali
      Photo: Anne Lawson

A waterpoint funded by WaterAid in Mali, taken during a visit in 2008 by our president Anne Lawson.