New UK Aid Direct funding round announcement

Categories: Application guidance, Funding announcements, Funding rounds
15 May 2020

The next UK Aid Direct funding round will open to applicants on Monday 18 May 2020 at 10:00am (UK time). We will be accepting applications for both Community Partnership and Impact grants.

This round will support small to medium-sized organisations which can demonstrate, how they will help to achieve the Global Goals (opens in a new window), whilst considering the longer term impact of COVID-19.

Applicants must be based either in the UK, OR in one of the lowest countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI), OR in one of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) priority countries. A summary of eligible countries can be found on the eligible countries page.

Applicants based in the UK, will need to demonstrate how they are working in partnership with an organisation based in the country their project will be operating in.

An information leaflet is available to download (PDF, 303 KB), and additional guidance will be available in the coming weeks. The UK Aid Direct team will host a guidance webinar to support applicants on Thursday 28 May at 12:30pm (UK time). To register for the webinar, please visit the registration page (opens a new window).

Further information about the round can also be viewed on the Department for International Development’s news page.

The application process for Community Partnership and Impact grants is a two-staged process. The first stage is the submission of a concept note. If successful at this stage you will then be invited to submit a full application. The deadline for concept note submissions is Tuesday 30 June 2020 at 17:00 (UK time).

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UK Aid Direct Community Partnership grant holder, Balloon Ventures
Their project is called: Creating secure jobs, tacking poverty in Kenya by growing micro enterprises into small and medium sized enterprises