Pod Charity

Registered Charity Number 1139629

Pod Charity is dedicated to making a real difference to overseas communities by supporting sustainable local initiatives



Pod Charity is dedicated to making a real difference to overseas communities by supporting sustainable local initiatives improving the lives of people and animals and helping conserve the environment around the world.

Pod Charity supports:

  • Relieving poverty and improving education, health and living conditions for socially and economically disadvantaged communities
  • Improving care for animals in need
  • Protecting the environment through research and conservation projects.

How it all started

Since 2001, Pod Volunteer has been providing volunteers to help at charitable projects around the world. The charity builds on the success of providing volunteers to overseas projects, by also enabling the provision of financial assistance.

The Pod Charity was established in 2010 as a grant making body to support charitable causes overseas.

Choose where your donation goes - 100% goes to where it’s needed!

Uniquely, donors to the Pod Charity can choose to allocate their donation to a specific project of their choice. You can choose from over 25 grassroot initiatives in countries around the world, for example it might be an animal rescue centre in Thailand you want to help.

And, because all the main running costs of the charity are covered by Pod Volunteer, we can pass on an incredible 100% of donations received to the projects we support!

Where Gift Aid is collected, this goes into a central fund to provide a source of additional grants for the projects.

Donate to the Pod Charity

Click here to be taken to our online donation facility for one-off and regular donations through JustGiving (a secure charity payment website). 

If you would like to allocate your donation to a particular project please email us to let us know. If we don’t hear from you we will assume you would like your donation treated as a general donation, to support all our projects.

Fundraise for the Pod Charity

If you would like to help by raising some money for the Pod Charity, it’s really simple to create an online fundraising page and start getting donations straight away! Click here to set up your fundraising page on JustGiving (a secure charity fundraising website). 

Please note that money raised through the Pod Charity can only be used as a donation to our projects, it cannot be used towards the cost of volunteering.

Give with confidence

Pod Charity is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) self-regulatory scheme. The FRSB works to ensure that organisations raising money for charity from the public do so honestly and properly. As members of the scheme, we follow the Institute of Fundraising’s Codes of Fundraising Practice and comply with the key principles embodied in the Codes and Fundraising Promise.


How else can you get involved?

As well as donating you can get directly involved by volunteering much needed skills and resource – volunteers are needed for 1-12 weeks overseas.

Contact us

Email us

[email protected]

Office address

Pod Charity, 5 Noverton Lane, Cheltenham Gl52 5BA, UK

Personal Overseas Development Charity is a registered charity in England and Wales Charity number 1139629