Building Hope

Changing Lives


It has just come to our attention that in the Wattala District alone there are over 100 pregnant women who are completely unable to afford sufficient food for their families during the current economic crisis and food cost inflation.

This obviously includes their unborn babies during a crucial time of formation in the womb. 

We've been asked to help raise funds for dry ration food.  Will you please help us?


Who We Are

The Dust Project is a not-for-profit organization working in Sri Lanka to support children, strengthen local commerce, and provide foundational security for families to thrive in their communities.  


Through our Child Sponsorship program, and funding construction work as well as entrepreneurial and educational projects, our mission is to simply help where it’s most needed — building something that will last, empowering people to flourish.


What we Care About




Food, support, clothing and healthcare.  Help make a difference at the beginning of a child's life, and they will reap the benefits for the rest of it.


Child Sponsorship

The school provides us with food when we don't have enough to eat.  If we are sick the school pays for us to see a doctor. Thanks to my sponsor I am hopeful about my future.

Dhanushika, age 16 


'You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.'

John Bunyan

You send £20,

Through our unique sponsorship program, you can choose to support a child in several ways— a local child’s schooling costs, a child’s living cost in our hostel (orphanage), or both.  You can mix and match as your heart leads or as giving allows.

I receive £20.

You can also rest assured that 100% of your monthly donation goes to the support of your sponsored child. All necessary administration costs (including living salaries for those in Sri Lanka who are actually caring for the children) are covered from other funds. 


Building Homes, Wells & Toilets

Out of Dust

Provide vulnerable people with the materials they need to improve their own lives.

Join us in constructing houses, wells, toilet blocks, community centres and schools—  building up communities to hope and thrive.


Join a Volunteer Trip

Experience for yourself the thrill, satisfaction, impact and reward of working with your own hands on the very project you’ve helped fund — whilst getting to know the families it will impact, joining in the local community, and seeing how the Dust Project works from the inside.


'Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.'

William James

  • Volunteer Build Trip, September 2022
    Time is TBD
    Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Time is TBD
    Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    We'll have to see what happens with upcoming world events... but seeing as we didn't get to take a trip to Sri Lanka last year OR this year, we're more pumped than ever to get a team out! Want to join us?!