UK Aid Direct

Our impact

Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), UK Aid Direct supported small and medium sized civil society organisations (CSOs), based in the UK and overseas, to achieve sustained poverty reduction and the United Nations's Global Goals.

The fund was flexible, adaptive and demand-led, responding to UK government priorities. Project themes included conflict prevention, disability inclusion, education, ending modern day slavery, health, livelihoods, nutrition, WASH and women's empowerment.

All projects have now ended, and this website will no longer be updated. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all grant holders and civil society organisations involved in the programme. We are proud that UK Aid Direct has been able to reach nearly 9.8 million vulnerable and marginalised women, children and men, through 196 grants since the start of the fund in 2014, and through projects delivered across 39 countries.

For any further information on UK Aid Direct, we recommend visiting's page on the UK Aid Direct fund.

Project Hello World: women with children on their backs use wire cutters to cut wires for the building of a Hello Hub, outdoor solar powered internet hubs, in rural Nepal
Phase WorldWide: a group of people are being shown safe handwashing techniques during COVID-19 pandemic
Minority Rights Group: a group of people hold a banner at a community awareness meeting
MIFUMI Movement Builders (old staff and new recruits) enjoy an invigorating discussion on domestic violence (OR GBV) in Tororo, Uganda in February 2022
Friends of Kipkelion: young girl smiles while washing her hands from tippy tap
Tushinde Children's Trust: a group of children actively take part in a song or dance