Every pound donated is spent on projects in Tanzania.


We are the development arm of the Britain Tanzania Society who pays our modest administrative costs, and we are staffed entirely by volunteers. So every pound you donate is spent on projects.

Changing Lives

Tanzania Development Trust changes lives! Set up in 1975, we have 45 years’ successful experience of working with project partners on small-scale projects in the poorest areas of Tanzania. 

From ensuring everyone has access to clean water or an education, to helping improve income generation, you can find the impact we have made on people’s lives on our projects page.

Run Entirely by Volunteers

We are run entirely by volunteers with no admin or fund-raising costs; we can tell donors exactly where their money goes and who is benefiting. We fund clean water for villages; maize mills so women don’t have to trudge 20 km with heavy loads; vocational training in building, tailoring and IT; start-up business projects like fish-farming and bee-keeping; and girls’ hostels for secondary schools.

Ways to Donate

You can either give a general donation or set up a fundraiser to commemorate a particular event or to remember somebody. You can select a project or type of project.  If you would like to discuss this please contact the treasurer, details below.

Alternatively, you can donate directly via bank transfer to CAF Bank Sort Code 40-52-40 Tanzania Development Trust a/c number 00006990.

Gift Aid

If you would like us to claim Gift Aid on your behalf, please send us a completed Gift Aid form. (If you give through DonorBox or JustGiving  they can collect Gift Aid automatically, if you opt in.)

Payroll Giving

For those in employment, another simple and tax-efficient means may be through regular Payroll Giving – read our guide on payroll giving


Have you also thought about giving to TDT through your will?

Legacies and in memoriam gifts are extremely valuable to TDT’s ability to fund projects.  Including a gift in your will is a simple but effective way to leave a lasting legacy, transforming lives and communities in Tanzania. You can make an unrestricted gift, allowing TDT to meet whatever needs are most urgent at the time. Or you can ask that your gift to be used in a particular region of Tanzania or for a particular type of project (e.g. health, education, water etc).  Please contact us if you would like to know more.

Including a gift in your will to TDT is a simple but effective way to leave a lasting legacy transforming lives and communities in Tanzania. Please visit our page on Legacies. Further more detailed information can be downloaded here

Contact Us

E-mail us at treasurer@tanzdevtrust.org

Or by post:  Treasurer, Tanzania Development Trust, 31 Blenheim Square, Lincoln, LN1 3UN