About Penny Appeal

Award-winning, global humanitarian charity, Penny Appeal was set up in 2009 to provide poverty relief across Asia, the Middle East and Africa by offering water solutions, organising mass feedings, supporting orphan care, and providing emergency food and medical aid.

Since then, we have transformed lives and empowered communities around the world, helping to break the poverty cycle and build brighter futures. As well as delivering holistic aid solutions to over thirty countries around the world, we twin each of our solutions with a project right here in the UK.

All of our projects are carefully constructed and designed to be accessible and effective. They are a blend of emergency support, short-term relief, and longer-term sustainable interventions. This multifocus approach means that we can save lives immediately, improve situations in the coming weeks, and transform communities for years to come. Our global programmes include Feed our World, in which we distribute food parcels to over thirty different counties, Thirst Relief, in which we build wells and deliver clean, safe water solutions to communities with no access to hygienic water sources, and Education First which sees us building fully equipped schools for children all over the world.

On top of this, our numerous other programmes focus on marginalised communities and their often forgotten needs, such as Open Your Eyes, which provides life-changing eye care to impoverished communities, and Adopt a Gran, our unique sponsorship programme for the elderly, each of which has its own sister project, at home in the UK.

We are proud to say that by adopting a holistic methodology to our work, we provide a rehabilitative service, securing a better future for people who have suffered unimaginably through conflict or disaster. Working within the community, in many cases alongside local organisations, authorities, external stakeholders, and local government, we ensure that each and every one of our projects is culturally sensitive, relevant, and suitable. This allows us to meet the exact needs of the community and ensure that we are inclusive in the distribution of our aid.