Charity information


WORKAID collects, refurbishes and then provides tools & equipment to enable disadvantaged people in East Africa and the UK to learn a skilled trade and earn a living.

Founded 1986

  • Mission statement

    Workaid tackles poverty by supplying disadvantaged people with the tools they need to acquire practical skills and become self-supporting. We collect unwanted tools and equipment from all over the UK, repair them (by volunteers) and send them to vocational training projects and self-help groups, mostly in East Africa.
    Workaid is also increasingly assisting unemployed young people in the UK with tools and equipment.

    Workaid assists vulnerable groups of people:- young people who have had to leave school for lack of funds, street children, widows/orphans, the disabled and elderly, HIV/AIDs sufferers and refugees.

    Annually, Workaid enables an estimated 8000 disadvantaged people in Africa to learn a skilled trade such as tailoring, masonry, carpentry and car maintenance – giving them the opportunity to earn a living and become more self-sufficient, thus breaking the cycle of poverty.

  • Aims

    Workaid aims to:

    • WORKAID aims to work with disadvantaged communities to promote self sufficiency and help break the cycle of poverty.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1986

    Registered Charity Number: 1041574

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 300

    Phone number: 01494 775220

    Address: The Old Boot Factory71,Townsend RoadChesham HP5 2AA

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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