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Supporting sustainable community projects in Uganda since 2008


Welcome to HUG

‘HUG – Help Us Grow’ is an Australian-based not-for-profit organisation that has been working to implement and support sustainable community projects in the beautiful rural villages of Uganda in East Africa since 2008.

Through ongoing partnerships with local communities we are able to establish grassroots educational, health and agricultural-based initiatives which continue to empower Ugandan people to make a sustainable difference in their own lives.

As well as this, HUG also focuses on creating real connections and meaningful partnerships between participants from the programs in Uganda and inspired schools, families, businesses and individuals in Australia. The relationships that are being formed through these connections ensure that HUG’s projects truly do Help Us (all) Grow.

Our Projects

Each of our four initiatives are interconnected and supports the other; in fact each project makes the other one stronger.

Check out the incredible projects that we are supporting in Uganda. 

Suubi Secondary School

Suubi Secondary and School provides education and vocational training opportunities for  hundreds of students from in and around the local village.

Suubi Health Clinic

The high quality and reliable clinic provides key health services to local residents without them having to travel long distances for treatments or appointments.

Elite Backpackers & Safaris

Elite Backpackers & Safaris offers affordable, eco-friendly accomodation and safaris for tourists and volunteers. A percentage of the income supports our community projects.

Smiling Hearts

The Smiling HeARTs project provides education and vocational training whilst instilling a sense of belonging and self worth to children and youth with special needs.

Get Involved


Find out all you need to know about volunteering in Uganda, either on your own or as part of a group.


Make a one-off donation, or set up a regular contribution to support HUG’s work in Uganda. 


Support HUG’s projects by holding your own fundraising event, from sausage sizzles to gala dinners!

Become a sponsor

Join our amazing group of corporate and philanthropic sponsors and partners.

“Everyone has the desire and capability to improve their own living standard, but perhaps not the opportunity.”

- Ssemwogerrere David,

Ugandan Director, HUG - Help Us Grow

Our Sponsors & Partners

We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the support of all of our amazing sponsors and partners.