To apply for a UK Aid Direct grant, organisations must be registered as a not-for-profit organisation.
Impact grants are available to groups that are registered in the UK, in one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or in a country that DFID considers to be high or moderate fragility.
For all 3 types of grants, organisations can implement their UK Aid Direct funded projects in the following countries:
- the lowest countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI)
- certain countries the UK Department for International Development (DFID) considers to be of high or moderate fragility
In more detail
To be considered as UK-based, your organisation must be registered as a not-for-profit organisation in the UK.
If your organisation is part of an international family of organisations, your organisation must be registered in the UK and have its own UK constitution and an independent board of trustees.
The board must be locally appointed and free and able to make independent decisions on strategic and operational issues.
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) defines 'not-for-profit' organisations as those that do not distribute surplus funds to owners or shareholders, but instead use them to help pursue the organisational goals.