Guidance

Application support

To support applicants who are considering applying for a UK Aid Direct grant, we have compiled some guidance documents. These include: general guidance and Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) guidance specifically.

To summarise, on our general guidance page you will find the following:

  • financial guidelines covering: the principles of reporting, budget classification and budgeting, exchange rates, and due diligence requirements
  • further printable guidelines featuring: a value for money case study, a UK Aid Direct guide to value for money, a Theory of Change, using and designing a logframe, beneficiary feedback, what we mean by ‘sustainability?’, what we mean by gender?, and defining marginalised
  • presentations on the following: measuring disability, workplan and budget tool guidance, a UK Aid Direct webinar held on 16 March 2017 for general funding round applicants, a UK Aid Direct financial webinar and Q and A webinar for general fund round applicants
  • lessons learnt from previous funding rounds and application feedback, including: a review of UK Aid Direct funding round 2 and the lessons learnt

On our Small Charities Challenge Fund guidance page you will find the following documents:

  • financial guidelines, as per the general guidance page above
  • application guidelines including: results framework guidance, a results framework template, and a budget and workplan template
  • further printable guidance including: a value for money case study, a UK Aid Direct guide to value for money, beneficiary feedback, what do we mean by ‘sustainability?’, what do we mean by gender?, defining marginalised, top tips for applicants, what does having a DFID grant entail?
  • presentations on the following: measuring disability, general guidance from our webinar of 20 July 2017, and financial information from our webinar 20 July 2017