Skip to main content

Total raised so far


£150.00 of £1,000 target +£20.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

3 days ago

Miriam Green


1 week ago

Peter Staniforth


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago



+ £7.50 Gift Aid

You're making a difference

2 weeks ago



+ £2.50 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago



2 weeks ago

Family of Lala


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Wishing you all a quick recovery from this devastating weather event

2 weeks ago

Ellen Norrie


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

About us

A London-based charity fostering sustainable development in Vanuatu by community empowerment.

In May 2015, Cyclone Pam devastated the small island nation of Vanuatu. The Tanbok Project is working with residents of the island of Pentecost to support recovery and rebuilding following this devastating cyclone.

We are working to: Rebuild two primary schools that were destroyed by the cyclone, and replenish 40 kindergartens with books and stationary.

The designs for the buildings are in place. All that remains is the final installment of funds.

Charity number: 1162050

Cyclone Lola Appeal


That's the sound of the world's media after Vanuatu was bludgeoned by its 3rd category 5 cyclone in 8 years - and the 3rd category 4+ cyclone in 2023 alone. TC Lola ransacked Vanuatu's northern islands on 24th October 2023, ripping up the temporary shelters people had constructed following Cyclones Kevin and Judy earlier this year, and backtracking further on progress made since Harold in 2020. It is estimated that on Pentecost Island alone, over 4,000 buildings have been destroyed - leaving an estimated 20,000 people homeless. Add in the rest of the affected islands, and that number becomes 180,000.

Worse still, many fresh water supplies have been destroyed or contaminated, meaning that people in many areas are without safe drinking water. There are fears this may lead to disease outbreaks.

Farms and gardens have also been wiped out, the food rotting in the ground as we speak. Banana plants and fruit trees that were finally ready to produce fruit again after a heavy strimming by the previous cyclones have once again been hacked back to the stems. It will take another 6 months before people can enjoy the first tastes of fruit again. The government and other aid agencies are sending rice and tinned meat, but lack of fresh produce could soon become a chronic health issue.

What's more, cyclone season is only just beginning; and ensuring people have adequate shelter for what's still to come is a very real emergency.

We have been approached by several community organisations on Pentecost who are in desperate need - of so many things, but of shelter and clean water most urgently. So for the next 6 weeks, spanning the run up to Christmas and New Year, we will be collecting donations to help these groups. Anything raised will go directly into bulk orders via our reputable suppliers, and will be distributed directly by the community organisations.

Just to give you an indication of how far your penny can go:

- iron roofing sheet - £8

- pack of 250 cyclone screws - £100

- 30m roll of cyclone strapping - £40

- pipes for water tank - £20

- 40sqm tarpaulin - £65

Thank you so much for reading this far. If you are able to donate, we can only thank you from an even deeper place in our hearts. If you are not able to, we completely understand - but would you please consider sharing this campaign? (Getting the Facebook algorithms on site for this is no small part of the challenge.)

Please help us to help the 20,000.

Share this campaign with your friends:

How it works

Create your page

It takes just a few steps to create your page supporting The Tanbok Project.

Share online

Share across your social media channels to encourage donations.

Receive donations

Collect donations on your page including Gift Aid where eligible.

Let's get started

Start raising donations for The Tanbok Project!