At WORKAID, we are committed to tackling poverty in a practical way by helping disadvantaged people in East Africa, and in the UK, to help themselves through practical skills training.

Unwanted tools and equipment are collected from all over the UK and refurbished by a team of dedicated volunteers at the WORKAID workshop.

The refurbished tools are then sent to vocational training projects where they help vulnerable and disadvantaged people to learn trade skills and start their own businesses.

Each year, WORKAID helps over 8,000 people to break the cycle of poverty and rebuild their lives. We assist projects working with orphans, street children, unemployed teenagers, disabled people, people living with HIV/AIDS, widows and refugees.

By working with carefully monitored projects we are able to make a difference to individuals and families and help communities to build a brighter future together.

If you would like to read a more detailed account of what WORKAID does please click on the link below.

Key Facts 2014/15

Our Vision in practice

Click this link to see a video of how our vision is put into practice


The 1980's saw one of the worst humanitarian disasters of the 20th century. In 1984, famine in Ethiopia left over 1 million people dead and a further 8 million at risk of starvation. (Source BBC)

For more information on the early history of WORKAID click HERE


If you would like one of our speakers to give a talk to your organisation please telephone the WORKAID office or click HERE to download a request form. The completed request form can be emailed to admin@workaid.org or posted to our Chesham address. All our speakers are volunteers so please note that they are unable to attend venus more than 20 miles from Chesham.

Who's Who 


General Manager John Fox generalmanager@workaid.org
Publicity Officer Joe Walsh publicity@workaid.org
Shop Supervisor Rose Allsopp shop@workaid.org
Caretaker Tony Hughes

TRUSTEES                                        PATRONS

Rob Levine (Chairman) Sir William Castell
Trevor Bartlett Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach
Brian Atkins Sir John Johnson KCMG
Moyra Zaman Lady Johnson
Keith Irvine Mr Gary Grant
Bill Duperouzel Mr Peter Harper, KSG, FCA
Rev Dr Vincent Munyaradzi Jambawo  
Michila Critchley  

Ken  Wilcock 

Company Secretary Rodger Main

To view a copy of WORKAID's Report and Financial Statements for the finacial year ending 5th April 2015 click HERE