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

    At Workaid we tackle poverty by supplying disadvantaged people with the tools they need to acquire practical skills and become self supporting.

    We believe:

    - That self-help is a key driver of sustainable development
    - In the re-use and re-cycling of our world’s resources
    - Voluntary work is a foundation stone for positive development
    - In the practice of non-discrimination, respect and equality of opportunity for all.

    Tools and equipment are collected from all over the UK, refurbished and sent to vocational training projects and self-help groups, mostly in East Africa and in the UK.

  • 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: 4

    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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