How to apply

The latest UK Aid Direct funding round was launched on 14 November 2016, with a deadline for receipt of concept notes of 31 January 2017.

UK Aid Direct funding is available through two grant types:

Community Partnership grants and Impact grants.

The application process for both grant types is two staged: an initial concept note application then a full application.

All concept notes and applications must be submitted through the UK Aid Direct online portal via this website.

There is no limit to the number of concept notes that one organisation, consortium or family of organisations can submit during one funding round.

To support applicants through the concept note application process we have compiled a series of guidance videos. Click here to view the concept note guidance page.

Applicants will need to consider the UK Department for International Development (DFID)’s wider strategic objectives and the UK Aid Direct Theory of Change in their application. An applying organisation will need to clearly demonstrate a link between its proposed project and:

Concept notes will be assessed and moderated and organisations that submitted the strongest concept notes will be invited to submit a full application.

All applicants will receive notification of the outcome of the assessment of their concept note.