The One Foundation

Our mission is to support sustainable water and sanitation services to communities living in some of the most extreme poverty.

We work in both rural and urban environments, varying our approach to meet local needs and focusing on providing clean water and sanitation as a sustainable service for all.

The One Foundation has a simple vision: a world in which everyone has access to clean and safe water, forever.

703 million people in the world do not have access to clean water.

Water is essential for life, yet millions of people around the world are still living without access to safe drinking water. Over 3 million people die every year from waterborne diseases and most are children under 5 years old. Lack of access to safe water leaves families trapped in poverty, as they are forced to spend up to 4 hours a day collecting water at the expense of working or attending school.


There are many ways that you can fundraise for The One Foundation. From taking our 5 Litre Challenge, to taking on your very own sponsored ‘Walk for Water’, we love seeing all the creative ways that our supporters raise money!

Corporate Partners

The One Foundation has a strong track record of working with corporate partners on a range of different initiatives. Discover how working with The One Foundation could help your business.


Want to donate your time by volunteering with The One Foundation? We always need helping hands either at The One Foundation HQ in Richmond, or at any of our events throughout the year. Get in touch today.

Our Approach

Our mission is to support sustainable water and sanitation services to change lives in some of the world’s poorest communities. We aim to support a balance in our work of:

  • 70% sustainable services
  • 20% immediate interventions
  • 10% humanitarian emergencies
5 million
lives changed
£30 million
pounds raised
703 million
still without safe water

The Malawi Project

Read more about how we are working to deliver clean, safe water and sanitation to over 70,000 people in Malawi.


1% for the planet

As an approved 1% for the Planet nonprofit partner we benefit from donations from a wide variety of their business partners.

Make a Donation

£150 could repair a pump for a village, £80 could provide vital pump maintenance training for a community and just £20 will provide safe, clean water for a whole family.