Eligible countries

The countries that are eligible for organisations to implement their UK Aid Direct-funded projects in are:

  • those listed in the *lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI)

and

  • countries the UK Department for International Development (DFID) considers to be of high or moderate fragility

Some countries will appear in both lists (below).

Applicants for the UK Aid Direct funding round opening for applications on Monday 4 March 2019 (Community Partnership and Impact grants) can also be registered in one of the *lowest 50 countries in the HDI and/or in a country DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility.

*Excluding Syria

 

Eligibility

Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) grants are available to groups that are registered in the UK

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We will not fund - Funding restrictions

Find out what types of organisations and activities will not be considered for UK Aid Direct funding

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*The lowest 50 countries in UN Human Development Index (HDI):

  • Afghanistan**
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Kenya
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania (United Republic of)
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

*Syria is excluded from the list.

** Not eligible for a Small Charities Challenge Fund grant

Countries DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility:

  • Afghanistan**
  • Angola
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo (Democratic Republic of The)
  • Egypt (Arab Republic of)
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Myanmar
  • Nigeria
  • The Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Pakistan
  • Somalia**
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela (República Bolivariana de)
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe

** Not eligible for a Small Charities Challenge Fund grant