How We Raise Funds

TDT is grateful to all its donors


Over our 40-year existence, we have benefitted from a core of consistent donors, many of them making monthly standing order payments, and many of them members of Britain-Tanzania Society.

Every year we are helped in our efforts by the contributions of like-minded trusts and similar organisations. Sometimes we approach them with a project that appears to meet their criteria. Sometimes they approach us. We have worked with many of our partners on numerous projects over several years. Marked in pink on the graph, these partnerships are critical to enable TDT to punch above its weight.

TDT offers our partners the experience of more than 40 years’ operating in Tanzania; the ability to effect measurable change at a community level; and a network of committed local representatives able to monitor projects on the ground. If you would like to know more about partnering with TDT, please contact us.


We are indebted, too, to donors who organise events on our behalf, or take on sponsored challenges such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or running a marathon. We are members of JustGiving and MyDonate. Some raise funds for TDT generally, others ask us to advise on a specific project.

In recent years, legacy income (marked in blue) has made a significant difference to the number of projects TDT has been able to take on.

Including a gift in your will is a simple but effective way to leave a lasting legacy, transforming lives and communities in Tanzania. You can make an unrestricted gift, allowing TDT to meet whatever needs are most urgent at the time. Or you can ask that your gift to be used in a particular region of Tanzania or for a particular type of project (e.g. health, education, water etc).  Please contact us if you would like to know more.