Working with communities in Tanzania since 1975

Over the past 40 years Tanzania Development Trust has changed the lives of thousands of people in Tanzania’s poorest communities by helping provide clean water, agricultural support, education, solar power, healthcare, and new and improved livelihoods.
Can you help us make a difference for even more people?

Kagera Earthquake Appeal

aerial view of kagera after 2016 earthquakedamage from 2016 kagera earthquakeTDT and BTS have been appealing for funds to help our friends to rebuild or repair the fabric of schools and other essential infrastructure, damaged or destroyed by the recent earthquake in Kagera. Thank you to all who have donated already.

We are very excited to announce a generous MATCHING FUNDING SCHEME, from our friends in Global Giving UK.

Up to 25th October, GlobalGiving UK will match donations at 50%, up to £650 per individual donation.

There is a total of £7,500 of available matching funding.

More details are available here, or you can go straight to the Global Giving fund raising page – – or by clicking the image below.

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Other methods of funding remain available, including our dedicated MyDonate page:

Visit my fundraising page on BT MyDonate

Latest News


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Star Supporter

Rachel Lindley having run the London Marathon for TDT

“Well, I did it – I ran the London Marathon for the Tanzania Development Trust. I did it in 3h 12m10s, and loved it. Well, mostly. With hindsight, anyway.

Read all of Rachel’s story…

Team Tanzania


Our volunteers on the ground in Tanzania are the eyes and ears of our work, giving up their time to ensure projects are well run and truly benefit local communities.

Read Ezekiel’s story…

Apply For Funds

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First, read our Funding Guidelines carefully.  If your project fits within these Guidelines, you can download our Application Form.

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Agriculture, education, health and water projects

Every pound raised is spent on projects

Tanzania Development Trust is unlike most charities.

Our projects are carefully researched and clearly defined, and make a sustainable and tangible difference to some of Tanzania’s poorest communities.  Our Project Officers and local representatives often visit remote areas, off the beaten track for most charities and agencies.   We’ve been doing this for more than 40 years.

And we have no expenses:  every pound that you donate will be spent on projects.

Find out how you can get involved