FAQs

If you have any questions or queries, please check the frequently asked questions below.

Can you advise us on other funds we could apply for?

We don’t advise individual organisations on what other funds they could apply for.

However, please do look at the UK Department for International Development’s funding summary page (opens in a new window) for other funding opportunities.

What does UK Aid Direct mean by not-for profit?

The fund is not limited to registered charities but will support other not-for-profit organisations as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.

The UK Aid Direct website includes the DFID definition of not-for-profit as: “organisations that do not distribute surplus funds to owners or shareholders, but instead use them to help pursue the organisational goals”.

Where can I find a list of projects and organisations previously funded by UK Aid Direct?

A list of Community Partnership grants can be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/342807/Innovation-Grant-Awards-august2014.pdf

A list of Impact grants can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/342703/Impact-Grant-Awards-aug2014.pdf

What sort of projects can be funded?

UK Aid Direct funding supports civil society organisations working across a range of sectors aimed at reaching the Global Goals.

Please read the Latest funding round focus page for further information on the types of projects that will be funded.

What countries does the fund cover?

UK Aid Direct can fund projects led by organisations working across the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) and countries DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility. See a full list of these countries on the project countries page.

If I have a press enquiry who should I speak to?

Any enquiries from the media should be sent in the first instance to ukaiddirect@manniondaniels.com