About us

Sustainability Partners is a small UK based charity that supports people and organisations in less developed countries who are working in their communities to alleviate poverty, improve local social conditions and protect their environment. The results of our support are not a new school or clinic but stronger organisations able to raise their own funds and sustain their work long-term.

In the developed world, people are increasingly worried about environmental damage and social disorder. For the majority of the world’s population, the first concern is to escape from poverty and achieve adequate levels of nutrition, health and security. We believe it is impossible to protect the environment and limit social upheaval without addressing poverty.

Thus, we support small organisations and individuals who are working to improve the lives of themselves and their neighbours. Small scale initiatives by local enthusiasts can be very effective, but may struggle to become sustainable due to lack of funds and organisational skills. Therefore, we offer modest but regular financial support that is not tied to a specific aspect of their work; they decide what is necessary. That might be their electricity costs, staff training, an additional part-time staff member or capital expenditure on resources.

We monitor them through updates, social media, annual reports and accounts, and where possible trustee or trusted person visits. By providing this type of financing we support organisations to build their decision making self-confidence and to access knowledge, ideas, skills training and, eventually, alternative income or funding.

We support people who demonstrate vision, determination and courage. We rely on them to know their own society and its needs; we do not impose our own vision of development. It is their vision, courage and determination in the face of great difficulties that inspires our work.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

Sustainability Partners is registered with the Charity Commission: SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERS – Charity 1119345

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