Charities and campaign groups
38 Degrees is a new organisation which brings you together with other people to take action on the issues that matter to you and bring about real change in the UK.
ABColombia is the advocacy project of a group of five leading UK and Irish organisations with programmes in Colombia working for Peace and Human Rights in that country: CAFOD, Christian Aid UKI, Oxfam GB, SCIAF and Trócaire. Amnesty International and PBI are observers.
Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) campaigns with the people of Southern Africa as they strive to build a better future. Working for peace, democracy and development across the region, ACTSA is the successor organisation to the Anti-Apartheid Movement.
Baby Milk Action is a non-profit organisation, which aims to save lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate infant feeding.
Banana Link aims to alleviate poverty and prevent further environmental degradation in banana exporting communities and to work towards a sustainable banana economy.
BOND is a network of more than 290 UK based voluntary organisations working in international development and development education.
BTCV is the UK’s leading charity creating better environments where people feel valued, included and involved.
We believe all human beings have a right to dignity and respect, and that the world’s resources are a gift to be shared equally by all men and women, whatever their race, nationality or religion. Our mission is to promote human development and social justice in witness to Christian faith and Gospel values.
The Campaign Against Arms Trade is working for the reduction and ultimate abolition of the international arms trade, together with progressive demilitarisation within arms- producing countries.
We are people who care passionately about our countryside and campaign for it to be protected and enhanced for the benefit of everyone.
CfBT Education Trust (formerly Centre for British Teachers)’s objective is to advance education for the public benefit.
Christian Aid and its partners work to bring an end to poverty around the world – tackling its root causes as well as its effects.
Common Ground is internationally recognised for playing a unique role in the arts and environmental fields, distinguished by the linking of nature with culture, focussing upon the positive investment people can make in their own localities, championing popular democratic involvement, and by inspiring celebration as a starting point for action to improve the quality of our everyday places.
Founded in April 1990, CATs is a nonprofit, non-party political network of citizens and communities living with incinerators, landfill, chemical plants and other polluting waste/industrial facilities.
Conscience: Taxes for Peace not War (formerly Conscience: Peace Tax Campaign, formerly The Peace Tax Campaign)
Conscience: Taxes for Peace not War campaigns for the legal right for those with a conscientious objection to war to have the military part of their taxes spent on peacebuilding initiatives.
Our object is to promote sustainable settlement for all by acting as an information resource and news service.
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is an international campaigning organisation committed to investigating and exposing environmental crime.
EJF provides film and advocacy training to individuals and grassroots organisations in the global south, enabling them to document, expose and create long term solutions to environmental abuses.
The Ethical Investment Research Service provides independent research into corporate behaviour to enable ethical investors to make informed and responsible investment decisions.
Our main aim is to encourage people’s initiative and autonomy; people feeling empowered to act and to raise their voices in decision making processes that effect their lives.
The Fairtrade Foundation was established in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, New Consumer, Oxfam, Traidcraft and the World Development Movement. These founding organisations were later joined by Britain’s largest women’s organisation, the Women’s Institute.
Find Your Feet works with vulnerable families living in rural India and Malawi to build a future free from hunger, poverty and discrimination.
Friends of the Earth is a leading environmental campaigning organisation
and a founding member of CORE.
Our planet, including our patch of it in Scotland, is being polluted, poisoned and misused. Here in Scotland, air pollution kills 2,000 people a year; 90 per cent of our waste is dumped, not recycled; and one in twelve homes is at risk of flooding.
Global Action Plan is the practical environmental charity that helps people to make positive changes at home, at work, at school and in the wider community. By working together, we make the small changes that have a big impact on the things that matter.
Global Witness exposes the corrupt exploitation of natural resources and international trade systems, to drive campaigns that end impunity, resource-linked conflict, and human rights and environmental abuses.
Green Alliance is an independent charity with a central role in the UK environment movement. We work closely with decision-makers in government and business, and with other environment groups, promoting policies for a better environment.
GreenNet supports a progressive community working for Peace, the Environment, Gender Equality and Social Justice, through the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs).
Groundwork is a leading environmental regeneration charity making sustainable development a reality in communities in the UK which are in need of investment and support.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare works to improve animal welfare, prevent animal cruelty and abuse, protect wildlife and provide animal rescue around the world.
The International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) is a non-profit organisation concerned with the protection of both biological and cultural diversity.
Labour Behind the Label works to support garments workers worldwide in their efforts to improve their working conditions through awareness raising, information provision and encouraging international solidarity between workers and consumers.
We play a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
The National Heart Forum (NHF) is a leading alliance of over 40 national organisations working to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in the UK.
nef is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. They aim to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues.
No Sweat is an activist, campaigning organisation, fighting sweatshop bosses, in solidarity with workers, worldwide. Sweatshop labour is modern, global capitalism stripped bare.
OneWorld International Foundation (OWIF) is the governing body of the OneWorld Network and the guardian of OneWorld’s vision and values.
The Open Spaces Society protects common land and public rights of way. If you know of a blocked public path or encroachment on common land, or you want to register a ‘new’ green, we can help you, once you have joined the Society.
Opportunity International UK offers poor entrepreneurs in developing countries the tools they need to break out of poverty and support themselves.
Palm Oil, an ingredient found in many everyday products, is contributing to the rapid destruction of rainforests. Orangutan habitat in Sumatra and Borneo is being clear-felled at an alarming rate for conversion to oil palm plantations.
Oxfam GB is a development, relief, and campaigning organisation that works with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world.
PBI is an international grassroots organisation whose volunteers provide protective accompaniment to local human rights defenders living in areas of conflict, whose lives and work are threatened as a result of their work.
UK Students campaigning on world poverty, human rights and the environment.
The Peru Support Group was established in 1983 as an independent organisation, without any party or political affiliation. It aims to support the people of Peru, particularly those from the poorest sectors.
Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) promotes healthy food, agriculture and an environment which will provide food and meet public health needs without dependence on toxic chemicals, and without harm to food producers and agricultural workers.
Philippine Indigenous Peoples Links (PIPLinks) exists to uphold and promote the collective and individual human rights of Indigenous Peoples and other land-based communities. PIPLinks was founded in 1992 in response to requests for support from Philippine Indigenous Peoples’ organisations, where much of our work is focussed. Also known as Indigenous Peoples Links, the organisation, which is based in the United Kingdom, works on the same issues globally.
The Publish What You Pay campaign aims to help citizens of resource-rich developing countries hold their governments accountable for the management of revenues from the oil, gas and mining industries.
Public Concern at Work is the whistleblowing charity. Established in 1993, we have led the new approach to whistleblowing that – both at home and abroad – recognises the key role it can play in anticipating and avoiding serious risks that arise in and from the workplace.
Save the Children fights for children in the UK and around the world who suffer from poverty, disease, injustice and violence. We work with them to find lifelong answers to the problems they face.
SCIAF is the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, the official aid and international development charity of the Catholic Church in Scotland. We work in over 16 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, to help some of the poorest people in the world, regardless of religion, to work their way out of poverty.
Welcome to Scope, the disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Our aim is that disabled people achieve equality: a society in which they are as valued and have the same human and civil rights as everyone else.
SEAD campaigns to challenge the causes of poverty, social injustice and environmental degradation and to support the community-based movement for positive social change – people collectively tackling challenges which have both a local and global perspective.
SERA aims to promote sustainable environmental policies within the Labour movement and Labour Party to ensure sustainable development is central to the work of the government.
The Platform of European Social NGOs is the alliance of representative European federations and networks of non-governmental organisations active in the social sector.
SPEAK is a network connecting together young adults and students to campaign and pray about issues of global injustice.
The SROI Network, soon to be Social Value UK, is an international membership organisation with members in over 40 countries. It exists to support the vision of SROI (Social Return on Investment) through the formation of a collaborative network of individuals and organisations dedicated to the practice and support of SROI.
Tearfund is an evangelical Christian relief and development agency working through partners in developing countries and campaigning to address the underlying causes of poverty.
We are the only organisation in Europe actively campaigning on tourism and human rights issues. We work tirelessly to expose and challenge tourism’s exploitative practices.
The movement is supported by more than 80 member organisations that have over 9 million members, and new organisations are joining every month. Together, we are campaigning for trade justice – not free trade – with the rules weighted to benefit poor people and the environment.
Traidcraft Exchange fights poverty through trade, pioneering, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries to transform their lives.
WaterAid is an international non governmental organisation whose mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.
The World Development Movement (WDM) tackles the underlying causes of poverty. We lobby decision makers to change the policies that keep people poor. We research and promote positive alternatives. We work alongside people in the developing world who are standing up to injustice.
WEN is a unique, vital and innovative campaigning organisation, which represents women and campaigns on issues, which link women, environment and health.
Promoting the rights of women workers around the world.
Their mission is to improve the livelihoods and well being of disadvantaged producers by linking and promoting Fair Trade Organizations, and speaking out for greater justice in world trade.
WWF conserves endangered species, protects threatened habitats and addresses global threats. WWF-UK was a founding member of CORE.
UNICEF UK is a registered charity raising funds and awareness to support UNICEF’s work to protect child rights worldwide, in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.