UK Aid Direct applicants notified of concept note outcome

All applicants should have now received notification of the outcome of their concept note applications if they applied for one of the following grants:

If an email has not been received please contact:

If an application was successful, click on the links above to read more about the requirements of a full application for each grant type. Further guidance can also be found on this site within the appropriate grant section. An information webinar will be held to support applicants too.

If an application was unsuccessful this time, specific feedback for each application will be sent out within the next 4-6 weeks. We hope this will help organisations to prepare stronger applications for future UK Aid Direct rounds and other opportunities. We encourage applicants to re-consider submitting another application in future funding rounds and to continue their important work.

Applicants of the Jo Cox Memorial Grants (Strengthening) will be notified of the success of their applications in October.

All future funding opportunities for UK Aid Direct will be announced through this website.

New UK Aid Direct funding rounds opening on 4 April

Following today’s announcement from the Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt, a new funding round for Community Partnership and Impact grants will open on Wednesday 4 April.

We are also pleased to confirm that Jo Cox Memorial Grants will be open to applicants on the same day. Strengthening grants of up to £100,000 and Network grants of up to £1,000,000 will be made across 2 thematic areas close to Jo’s heart:

Theme 1: Women’s social, economic and political empowerment through supporting women-led civil society organisations. This thematic area aims to encourage civil society to take an integrated approach to gender equality and empowerment – to tackle the combined and simultaneous disadvantages girls and women experience. This will include contexts where space for these civic actors is closing or at risk.

Theme 2: Strengthening civil society capacity for the early prediction of identity-based violence including mass atrocities; and amplifying and supporting responses to early warnings in order to prompt timely and effective interventions that prevent escalation and better protect populations from the threat of violence.

Full details on eligibility criteria, how to apply for the funds, and guidance materials are available on Applications can be submitted from Wednesday 4 April.

Available to download

We are now in the final stages of informing organisations invited to the full application stage of the November 2016 general funding round, if they have successfully been awarded a grant.

This follows a thorough review of all applications, full integrity due diligence, and financial assessments.

Individual feedback will be provided to all unsuccessful organisations in due course. Meanwhile, we have compiled a lessons learnt document to profile general feedback on the applications received during this funding round. This comprehensive overview is available to download here.