International Aid and Development
DEC Member Charities
Our member agencies are the UK's leading humanitarian agencies.
Coordinated by the Reuters Foundation, Alert Net Reuters AlertNet is a humanitarian news network which aims to keep relief professionals and the wider public up-to-date on humanitarian crises around the globe
ReliefWeb is the world’s leading on-line gateway to information (documents and maps) on humanitarian emergencies and disasters. An independent vehicle of information, designed specifically to assist the international humanitarian community in effective delivery of emergency assistance, it provides timely, reliable and relevant information as events unfold, while emphasizing the coverage of “forgotten emergencies” at the same time.
BOND is the network of more than 290 UK based voluntary organisations working in international development and development education. To find the full list of aid agencies go to www.bond.org.uk
The Department for International Development – DFID
Leads the British government’s fight against world poverty. DFID supports long-term programmes to help tackle the underlying causes of poverty. DFID also responds to emergencies, both natural and man-made.
Switchboard: 020 7023 000
Public Enquiry Point tel: 0845 300 4100
From overseas: +44 1355 84 3132
RedR trains relief workers in the UK and around the world improving emergency response and assisting people affected by natural disaster and conflict. We recruit experienced professionals following major global emergencies and advise potential new relief workers.
Rapid UK exists to provide experienced disaster response personnel anywhere in the world when required, and to facilitate sustainable training and mitigation programmes in disaster prone countries.
tel: 01837 851 443
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
VSO is an international development charity combating poverty in the developing world.
tel: 020 8780 7281
Disaster Resource Network
Part of the World Economic Forum the DRN was set up in 2001 and aims to mobilize the resources of the international business community to rebuild the lives and livelihoods threatened by natural and man-made disasters.
UK Charity and Business
Business in the Community (BITC)
BITC is a unique independent business led charity whose purpose is to inspire, engage, and support and challenge companies, to continually improve the impact they have on society.
tel: 0870 600 2482
Global Hand is an organisation that links people who have available goods, not for profit organisations who need goods, and those who can transport them.
In-Kind Direct is a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales to distribute goods from industry to good causes.
Institute of Fundraising (IOF)
The IOF is the professional body for UK fundraisers, working to promote the highest standards in fundraising practice and management
Tel: 020 7840 1000
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
The NCVO is the umbrella body for the voluntary sector in England. It has a growing membership of over 2,500 voluntary organisations, ranging from large national bodies to community groups, volunteer bureaux and development agencies working at local level.
tel: 020 7713 6161
helpdesk 0800 2 798 798
TimeBank works with some of the most recognised companies in the UK to plan and promote volunteering, resulting in thousands of new people volunteering in their communities and a better brand image for our business partners.