New UK Aid Direct funding round opening

A new UK Aid Direct funding round will open for applications on Monday 4 March. We will be accepting applications for both Community Partnership and Impact grants.

As with previous rounds, proposals will need to demonstrate how they address the Global Goals. We will also be particularly welcoming applications focussed on tackling urban poverty.

Applicant organisations must be based either in the UK, in one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Density Index (HDI), or one of the Department for International Development’s (DFID) priority countries. UK based organisations 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 from this website.

Full details on the Theory of Change, eligibility criteria of each grant type, application process and new guidance materials will be made available on from Wednesday 20 February.

A guidance webinar to support applicants will also be held on Tuesday 26 February at 11.30 – 12.30 and registration in advance is required.

The application portal will then open on Monday 4 March and deadline for submission will be Wednesday 17 April.

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.

3 new Community Partnership and Impact grant holders announced

UK Aid Direct is pleased to confirm the names of 3 charities and non-governmental organisations to be awarded grants in the second UK Aid Direct funding round. These are in addition to the previous 30 announced on 29 May 2018.

Community Partnership grant holders Disability and Development Partners (DDP) will be working to support a women-led project in Nepal, aimed at helping women with disabilities to establish accessible livelihood activities. Through this work DDP aims to reduce poverty, improve household health and improve education outcomes among the women.

Impact grant holders, ActionAid Rwanda will be addressing sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence in Rwanda. Girls in 4 districts in Rwanda will be trained in SRHR, women’s rights, leadership, life skills and income generating activities, enabling them to become ‘change agents’.

Impact grant holders, Concordis International, will be working to end modern-day slavery in the Central African Republic. The project will establish conflict management mechanisms to resolve local tensions between nomadic pastoralists and settled farmers before they escalate to violence.

An estimated 8,546 marginalised people will be reached through these grants.

Each of the organisations have now been allocated a performance and risk manager who will support and monitor the projects, to ensure they meet their objectives and milestones.

An updated list of grant holders for this funding round is included below, organised by project focus area:

  • Agriculture: APT Action on Poverty, Farm Africa
  • Child Protection: HealthProm
  • Conflict Prevention: Saferworld
  • Disability: AbleChildAfrica, British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group, DeafKids International, Humanity and Inclusion, Disability and Development Partners (DDP)
  • Education: Alliance of Religions and Conservation, Irise International, Joshua Orphan and Community Care UK
  • Ending Modern-Day Slavery: Anti-Slavery International (2 projects), ChildHope UK, Concordis International, Street Child
  • Health: ActionAid Rwanda, Cyan International, Fred Hollows Foundation, Orbis UK, The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance
  • Family Planning: African Initiatives
  • Livelihoods: African Initiatives, Y Care International
  • Nutrition: Karuna Mission Social Solidarity, PHASE Worldwide, Send a Cow
  • Social Accountability: Raleigh International Trust
  • Violence against Women and Girls: AfghanAid, Railway Children
  • Water and Sanitation/Hygiene: Pump Aid, Measham Family Christian Foundation (WellFound)

Further information on the Community Partnership grant holders is available to view here and Impact grant holders here.

The next UK Aid Direct funding round has now closed to applicants. Interested organisations can register to receive UK Aid Direct news here.