Jo Cox Memorial Fund guidance

Jo Cox Memorial Fund guidance

To support applicants who are considering applying for a Jo Cox Memorial grant, we have developed some guidance documents.

1. Financial guidelines

  • Principles of reporting

    This document presents the basic guidelines for financial reporting covering DFID’s UK Aid Direct.

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  • Budget classification and budgeting

    This section of the guidance covers the classification system of UK Aid Direct budgets, and the methodologies used in calculating the expenditure of grants.

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  • Exchange rates

    This document presents operational guidelines on the treatment of foreign currency denominated transactions and appropriate methodologies for the budgeting, recording, and management of exchange rate fluctuations.

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  • Due diligence requirements

    This document informs applicants about due diligence and how the process will be conducted.

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2. Further printable guidance

  • How to write a logframe (Network grant applicants only)

    This UK Aid Direct document details:

    • why it is important to have a logframe
    • how to create one
    • provides a checklist
    • a logframe template
    • a DFID practice paper
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  • Results framework guidance

    This guidance for a Jo Cox Memorial Fund Strengthening grant aims

    • to increase applicants understanding of their programme’s goals and objectives
    • to define the relationships between the factors that are key to implementation
    • to articulate the internal and external elements that could affect their programme’s success
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  • Results framework template

    This template for a Jo Cox Memorial Fund Strengthening grant should be used to record:

    • outcome indicators
    • output activities
    • milestones
    • means of verification
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  • Value-for-money case study from Women for Women International

    This case study looks at a highly rated, completed UK Aid Direct supported project and specifically, at what Women for Women International (WfWI) did that demonstrate excellent value for money.


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  • Value-for-money

    This guide presents a comprehensive VFM strategy and answers some key VfM questions.

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  • Beneficiary feedback

    This document explains what we mean by using a beneficiary feedback mechanism, why use one, and what needs to be done to ensure beneficiary feedback mechanisms are effective.

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  • What do we mean by 'sustainability'?

    This document explores exactly what sustainability means, and how to achieve it with your project.

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  • What do we mean by 'gender'?

    This guidance seeks to ensure that UK Aid Direct applicants and grant holders understand what DFID means by gender and gender mainstreaming.

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  • Defining marginalised
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3. Presentations

  • Jo Cox Memorial grants: panel discussion (theme 1)

    A transcript of the Jo Cox Memorial Grants panel discussion which focused on theme 1, and was recorded on Tuesday 27 March is now available to download here.

    To listen to the webinar, visit the UK Aid Direct YouTube channel.

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    UK Aid Direct webinar: beneficiary feedback mechanisms

    This is a full recording of a webinar, hosted by UK Aid Direct in collaboration with World Vision, on the importance of using beneficiary feedback mechanisms in project designs and implementation.

    The recording and presentation will open in a new window on the UK Aid Direct YouTube channel.

    The webinar was published 5 January 2017.

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4. Contact us

  • Queries relating to Jo Cox Memorial Fund applications

    If you have questions regarding Jo Cox Memorial Fund grants, please email

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