United Purpose

United Purpose

Charity information

United Purpose

We are an international development charity with an innovative community led approach to eradicating global poverty and inequality. For over 40 years we have helped deliver fundamental life changing impact for over 35 million people across 13 countries in Africa, Asia and South America. We are recognised experts in community-led development and our high quality intelligent development provides tangible solutions to poverty that last.

Founded 1976

  • Mission statement

    United Purpose is at the cutting edge of our sector, innovating for better solutions to the global problems we seek to solve. Through disruptive innovation we are trialling truly innovative approaches that have the power to fundamentally and permanently change the face of development. By enabling independence we are ensuring that the balance of power remains with the communities with whom we work. We are challenging the dependency culture and creating self-sustaining entities that carry on beyond us.

    Our unique approach that combines intelligent development, disruptive innovation and enabling independence makes us a powerful agent of change. United Purpose lifts people out of poverty for good creating strong, resilient and hopeful communities that exist independently long after we've gone.

  • Aims

    United Purpose aims to:

    • Create a world where justice, dignity and respect prevail for all.
    • Tackle poverty and inequality, by enabling people to improve their lives for the longer term.
    • Challenge the dependency culture, providing practical local implementation of the sustainable development goals and placing communities in the leadership of innovative solutions.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1976

    Registered Charity Number: 272465

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 539

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 45

    Phone number: 02920 220066

    Address: 14 Cathedral Road Cardiff CF11 9LJ

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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