Why Mata Matters

The Man United and Spanish footballer, Juan Mata, has pledged 1% to social projects, with the ultimate goal that 1% of everything football generates could go to a central fund to change tens of thousands of lives. This idea is not new to us here at Be One Percent, because we’ve being doing exactly that […]

Improving Food Security & Livelihoods in Bangladesh

This July we’re partnering with United Purpose to help improve food security for 20,000 smallholder farmers and their communities in Khulna and Bagerhat. Located in the south western coastal belt of Bangladesh, these districts suffer storms and cyclones and face waterlogging due to rising sea levels and poor irrigation. Our 1% will train 100 micro-entrepreneurs, […]

Celebrating 6 Years of Be One Percent

Steve and I started Be One Percent as an experiment, so as we approach our birthday I have to pinch myself to believe that we have really have raised over £340,000 in the past six years. It’s a journey that’s been fantastic all along the way. When we first came together in 2011 we were […]

Where our 1% will go this June

Our June pot will go to our established partners SCI so they can continue to treat children and at-risk adults from two of the most deadly neglected tropical diseases. Schistosomiasis and intestinal worms can cause severe pain, long-term disability and death, with school-age children at particular risk. Controlling these devastating diseases is vital if we […]

We’re jumping in the Mersey!

Thank you to those of you who joined us last night to celebrate our 6th Birthday at the Big Pub Quiz. We announced that if we recruited five new members we’d do an outrageous dare … and guess what? We’ve had seven sign-ups so far! That means that our co-founders Matt and Steve plus some (not so) willing friends will be swimming in […]

1% For Water: We’re Drilling Another Well!

We first worked with charity: water last year when we raised £9.5K to build a well for over 200 people in a remote village in Ethiopia. The project is currently under construction supported by members of the community and we look forward to sharing some news on its progress soon. What’s better than one well? […]

4.4 million safe night’s sleep

This month we are fundraising to provide 4,050 people with Long Life Insecticide Nets (LLIN) to protect them from malaria. In the past fifteen years malaria mortality rates have dropped by about half, yet it remains both a major cause and a consequence of global poverty and inequality. Malaria is preventable. An LLIN protects up […]

Pub Quiz Tickets On Sale Now!

In May Be One Percent will be six years old. In that time our network will have raised over £230K and invested every penny of that in projects which help communities work their way out of poverty. We hope you can join us to celebrate this incredible achievement in Liverpool, where our story started. The […]

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day and this year the organisers are asking us to #BeBoldForChange; to forge a more inclusive, gender equal world. Achieving gender equality is one of the United Nations sustainable development goals for 2030 and an important consideration when picking our monthly campaign. Our vision is for a world where communities have […]

This partnership has us buzzing

Concern Universal, our long-standing charity partners, have changed their name. They’ll now be known as United Purpose. The new name reflects the organisation’s commitment to giving families around the world opportunities to end the poverty they live in, by providing solutions that last. We’ll be working together this March on a project which will introduce bee […]