UK Aid Direct announces 11 new grants to support the most vulnerable and marginalised

We are pleased to confirm the names of the first group of charities and not-for-profits to be awarded Community Partnership and Impact grants in the third UK Aid Direct funding round.  

Community Partnership grants are for up to £250,000 for small, not-for-profit organisations registered in the UK, or in one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN HDI or in a country DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility. Applicants must have an average income of less than £1 million per annum. Six grant holders in this group were awarded Community Partnership grants.

Impact grants are from between £250,001 and £4million for NGOs registered in the UK, in one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN HDI or in a country DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility. The organisations must have an average income of less than £10million. Five grant holders in this group were awarded Impact grants.

A full grant holder list with project titles is included below and organised by project focus area:

Disability Inclusion

Project title: Learning for All: Inclusive education for learners with complex disabilities in Kenya

Education

Project title: Transformational training for kindergarten teachers in the eastern region of Ghana.

Project title: Safer schools, improved education quality and empowered women and girls in remote, rural Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Health

  • Kidasha (Community Partnership grant holder)

Project title: Improving the health and wellbeing of adolescents living in urban poverty in Pokhara, Nepal

Livelihoods

Project title: Skilling youth for sustainable livelihoods in refugee hosting communities in Uganda.

Project title: Creating secure jobs, tacking poverty in Kenya by growing micro enterprises into SMEs.

Project title: Skills to enable beekeeping livelihoods for village savings and loan group members (Ethiopia).

Project title: Promoting the use of livestock markets to increase the income of 35,567 pastoralists (Kenya).

Project title: Social and economic empowerment for slum-dweller youths in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Project title: GRACE – Ghana Rural Agriculture and Cashew Enterprises.

Project title: Empowering vulnerable young adults to build sustainable livelihoods and enterprises (ENABLE) (Rwanda).

In this third round of UK Aid Direct grants, 73 applicants were invited to submit full applications and 34% were awarded a grant.

Further information on the Community Partnership and Impact grant holders featured, (as well as other organisations to have been awarded these grants), can be viewed on this website.