We create strategic partnerships that encourage companies to think holistically about their impact on societies, going beyond the conventional understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility towards the pursuit of lasting and meaningful change.
We also work in consortia with companies to access institutional funding sources, where we believe that partnerships can amplify the impact of our work.
This is a unique overseas team-building experience that gives supporters the opportunity to see our work first-hand and witness the difference their support is making. Find out about First Hand Experiences.
Many corporates have considerable reach. Where values align, we form alliances with brands to create marketing partnerships focused on reaching new audiences and maximising impact through promotional activity, events, social media and other communications channels.
Many partners choose to financially support our work around the world. Whether through corporate philanthropy or funding co-created programmes, we work with companies to change lives, for good.
Pro bono partnerships
We recognise that companies can support us through their expertise, knowledge and innovation. We work with a series of pro bono partners to support innovation, and maximise the impact of our work.
To find out more, please send us an email or call us on 0203 122 5000.
Realising human rights with Safaricom
ActionAid has enjoyed a long term partnership with Safaricom via its Foundation, under an innovative programme known as Maji na Uhai (a Swahili term for ‘Water and Life’). The programme adopts an integrated approach, whereby enhancing community access to water is not an end in itself, but a means of improving the realisation of wider human rights, and attaining sustainable development goals. By shortening the distance that school children need to travel in order to fetch water, school enrolment and performance has improved, whilst school drop outs and early marriages have fallen. So girls like Cecilia can look forward to a brighter future.
Improved access to water for women, meanwhile, means that they have more time to build sustainable livelihoods. New water resources have been used by communities to diversify into agricultural production not only for subsistence use but also commercial purposes.
Top image: Lavender is part of the ActionAid-supported Nyangori Women's Network in Kenya, which gives legal support to survivors of violence. Karin Schermbrucker/ActionAid
Page updated 12 April 2021