Fundraise For Us

Fundraise For Us!

Corporate fundraising options

If you are a business and you would like to consider supporting APOPO’s HeroRATs, or HeroDOGs, we would love to hear from you!

At APOPO, we believe that a relationship with an organisation should run deeper than just giving us money, it should be a true partnership, where you as a supporter can see the real impact of your involvement.

There are several ways you can get involved to support us. Click here to find out more.


If you would like to invest your time to support the amazing work of APOPO, then we would love to hear from you! We have various voluntary roles available – click here for more information!

Schools/Educational Institutions

If you are a school that is interested in learning more about our work, or potentially having someone from APOPO visit the school to help the children learn more about the impact of some of the world’s biggest humanitarian issues, then please email: for more information.

Events and fundraising

Maybe you are an adventurer and would like to do something different to support our HeroRATs, HeroDOGs and APOPO’s de-miners, handlers and local teams, or maybe you want to be inspired to do something adventurous! Either way, you can choose from a miriad of exciting funsdriasing challenges, or even come up with an idea of your own to raise money for APOPO’s work!

We will support you every step of the way, if you need inspiration and ideas, or if you know what you would like to do, we can provide posters, flyers, information, or images.

Some ideas for the adventurous and the not so adventurous of you!

  • You can use Facebook to create a birthday fundraiser, in fact you can create Facebook fundraisers anytime you like!
  • If you enjoy a particular hobby, why not push yourself and get sponsored!
  • You could do a 24 hour no speaking challenge – a challenge for those who are more outspoken!
  • If you a member of a club, society, or group – you could work together to create a fundraising idea that you will all enjoy! For example, if you are in a book club –  you could do a book reading challenge (three Tolstoys in a week would be a huge challenge)!
  • If you have a talent, you could use it for good – we have had people fundraise for us, by donating proceeds of their work (authors, artists and textile designers to name some) to our HeroRATs.
  • You could do a gaming marathon with your friends and get sponsorships!
  • You could speak to your work colleagues and create a team building challenge or event to raise funds! Ideas include: a bake sale at work, wear blue or orange for the day (APOPO’s colours!), hold a raffle, or even better a quiz night! For more corporate ideas on fundraising, you can also click here.
  • You could participate in a challenge event, such as a fun run, hike, bike ride, walk, or even climbing a mountain, a sky dive, or Iron Man challenges, if you are super fit!

Whatever you would like to do, to fundraise for us, we are here to support you. Please reach out to: for help, ideas, or for a chat about fundraising for us!


You can get some cool swag and support APOPO at the same time, simply visit our stores (we have one for Europe and one for the US) where you can buy your cool HeroRAT t-shirt, cap, hoodie, water bottle and so much more! Check out our stores here.


You can support APOPO, our HeroRATs, HeroDOGs, de-miners, and handlers anytime by making a one off donation. Click here for more information.

Days we celebrate throughout the year – 2022

Throughout the year, APOPO has specific dates where where our message and work is particularly important and other dates where your gift will be match funded, so well worth knowing the dates, if you want your support to go further! 

Some of the more prominent campaigns we are participating in are as follows:

March 24th: World Tuberculosis Day 

April 4th: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 

April 4th: World Rat Day!

April 4th – 8th: Little x Little Match Funding campaign

April 22nd: World Earth Day 

June 5th: World Environment Day

July 20th: July Bonus Day, where larger gifts are match funded on GlobalGiving

August 26th: International Dog Day!

September 12 – 16th: Little x Little Match Funding campaign

November 29th: Giving Tuesday – we will be running a match funding campaign, so do keep your eyes peeled!