Fundraise & Donate

We are always grateful for donations from our supporters! As we are a volunteer run organisation, all donations go directly into funding projects that support scientific research and education in Africa. If you are considering to supporting us through fundraising events, please contact us directly at

We accept both one-off and monthly recurring donations through PayPal

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You can also donate by direct bank transfer:
TReND in Africa gUG
IBAN: DE 74640700240124994500; BIC: DEUTDEDB640
Bankleitszahl (BLZ): 640 700 24; Account: 1249945 00
Deutsche Bank, Kaiserpassage 1, 72764 Reutlingen-Innenstadt, Germany

How will my donation help?

 £5 – Ship 1kg of donated lab equipment to East Africa
Even a small donation can help us ship our ever growing stocks of donated equipment in Europe and North America to our African partner institutions. For a sense of scale: a microscope weighs 2-4 kg, a big box of labware less than 2kg, and a state of the art electrophysiology amplifier 3-6kg. To date, we have shipped thousands of kilograms of books, labware and equipment.

£100 – Send two outreach volunteers to local schools 
Your donation could get hundreds of schoolchildren excited about science! TReND tries to reduce the financial burden on our volunteers, particularly those in low income countries, enabling them to scale their activities, recruit more supporters, and achieve more impact. For £100 you can make new school  events possible by covering local transport costs and provision of props, handouts and posters.

£500 – 3D Printer
3D printers are powerful machines that can enable institutions to create essential lab equipment locally at very low costs. Items that can be produced include centrifuges, pipettes and useful mechanical parts.

£1,000 – Send an expert to teach at a university
We can only donate equipment to universities where there is local expertise present  to operate it correctly. Where this is not the case we send an expert to teach  researchers how to use and maintain it. Ensuring expertise is present alongside valuable equipment is key to ensuring TReND’s work is sustainable.

TReND is a registered charity: TReND in Africa gUG, Mühlstr. 1, 72074 Tübingen, Germany – Registered at Handelskammer Stuttgart, Germany; HRB 74561.