- TDT was founded as a Charitable Trust in 1975 by the Britain-Tanzania Society (BTS). You can find out about BTS at About BTS and find out how to join.
- BTS remains our parent body and pays the small administrative costs of TDT.
- That’s why we can promise that every pound donated is spent on projects.
- The people who run TDT and BTS are all volunteers, Brits and Tanzanians who know the country well.
- No salaries are paid. We have no offices. When we visit projects we all pay our own expenses.
- Project requests come from Tanzania via our website, from visits, by word of mouth, through the BTS branch in Dar es Salaam or from NGOs in the UK.
- Applications are carefully checked. We ask for full estimates from contractors.
- We get clear evidence of community participation and approval from local Government officials. The system is designed to be as transparent as possible. In over 30 years we have had almost no loss by fraud or theft.
- Where possible we get advice from independent local Tanzanians or our branch in Dar es Salaam. When we are confident and when we have enough money, we will offer a grant. More info? Want to apply? Go to about TDT.
- Projects are monitored and visited.