I’m of the belief that people who are in a position of privilege have a responsibility to help, support, resource or fund humanitarian/charity/third sector/community-based work and their organisations. This not to say I judge those who do not, but I encourage anyone who has some spare time, resources, money or anything of value to consider sharing a portion of it.

Within my own life I support a couple of organisations with small donations to support their work, but generally speaking, I choose to spend my time and resources in this pursuit. The below [awesome] organisations are ones I support with my time (governance, IT support, website management) or resources (website domains, website hosting):

Positive Realities

Website / Facebook

Positive Realities provides a range of services to young people aged 12-25 years and their families in Edinburgh and East Lothian to improve personal well-being and resilience.
Edinburgh Nightline

Website / Facebook

Nightline is an anonymous & confidential support and information service run especially for students in Edinburgh. We are here to support you and listen to whatever you want to talk about, we are not here to judge or decide how important your call is; we are just here to listen. We can also provide you with information.
Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project

Website / Facebook / Twitter

Established in 2003, the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) is a legally registered Tanzanian not-for-profit organization. Our Mission is to improve the working conditions of the porters on Kilimanjaro.
International Mountain Explorers Connection


The International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is helping to transform the impact of tourism on Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Roof of Africa

Website / Facebook

The Roof of Africa (SCIO) is a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of children and families from the poorest communities in East Africa. We were registered with the Scottish Charities Register on June 21st, 2017. We believe that through education, the cycle of poverty can be broken.