The UK Aid Direct team has been notified of a course designed for organisations receiving funds where IATI is a requirement.
Run by BOND – the UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development – the course will be held on Tuesday 11 July 2017 in London and places are limited.
By the end of the workshop, you should be able to:
- explain to colleagues the context of the IATI open data standard, how other organisations are using it to communicate about their projects and how the data is used around the world
- articulate the types of information you will be sharing via IATI and the risks and opportunities associated with this, and how to meet DFID and Netherlands MFA requirements
- set up a sustainable business process for IATI data publishing
- have practical experience of using the software and publishing your first set of IATI data
To find out more and book your place see BOND’s website here
If you have any other questions or comments about your IATI publishing for the UK Aid Direct team, please submit the details here.
About this particular funding round, as well as general feedback on concept notes received
This particular funding round had a very broad focus.
Applicants were asked to consider:
- how they would address the Global Goals
- how they would respond to DFID’s strategic priorities
- how their proposals would contribute towards the goals of UK Aid Direct
Proposals addressing the following issues were particularly encouraged:
- family planning
- ending modern slavery
Applicants could be apply for 2 different types of grants:
- Community partnership grants, aimed at UK organisations with a turnover over under £1 million, for grants of up to £250,000
- Impact grants, aimed at organisations implementing in countries DFID consider to be of high or moderate fragility or in one of the lowest 50 HDI countries. These organisations have to have a turnover of under £10 million and grants were available for up to £4 million
The funding round process for this round is a 2-stage process.
A total of 591 concept notes were received for both grant types.
Of those, 122 were shortlisted and invited to submit a full application.
An independent review of those shortlisted full applications is currently taking place.
Click here to read PDF of general feedback provided by the UK Aid Direct technical team and reviewers, for the concept note stage of applications.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced on 18 April that a general election would be held on 8 June 2017.
Timelines for the current UK Aid Direct funding round are expected to remain unaffected.