Match Funding Available for UK International Aid Projects

The latest round of an international development funding initiative that matches every £1 given by the public to one of its charity appeals is open for applications.

The UK Aid Match Funding programme, which seeks to boost the impact of high quality projects that improve the lives of poor people in developing countries, offers match funding from a minimum of £100,000 to a maximum of £2 million.

Eligible applicants must:

Be a UK-registered, UK-based, non-governmental, and not-for-profit organisation with its own UK constitution and independent board of trustees.

Plan projects in one or more of the countries ranked in the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or in certain countries the UK Government considers to be of high or moderate fragility.

Be contributing to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Meet the minimum requirements of the communication partnership that will publicise the appeal to the public.

The funder is keen to see projects with a particular focus on:

The longer-term impacts of COVID-19.

Girls’ education.

Ending preventable deaths through tackling malnutrition or malaria.

Each charity appeal must run for up to three months and raise up to a maximum of £2 million, subject to a due diligence assessment.

The deadline for submission of project proposals is 18 December 2020 (5pm).

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