DfID UK Aid Direct new funding round open

DfID's UK Aid Direct new Community Partnership grants and Impact grants are currently open for applications

A new UK Aid Direct funding round has now launched, offering Community Partnership and Impact grants for small to medium sized non-governmental organisations.

UK and southern-based organisations working towards any of the Global Goals will be welcome to apply, and applicants who are working towards the longer-term impact of COVID-19 will be particularly welcomed.

The fund, which is provided by the UK’s Department for International Development, is tailored to the needs of small to medium organisations doing outstanding humanitarian and development work to improve the lives of the marginalised and most vulnerable.  

UK Aid Direct will be hosting a guidance webinar to support applicants on Thursday 28th May, 12.30pm. Register for the webinar here.


UK Aid Direct Community Partnerships and Impact Grants 

Type of project: This round will support organisations which can demonstrate how they will help to achieve the Global Goals, whilst considering the longer term impact of COVID-19.Those helping to tackle coronavirus or its impact on some of the world’s poorest people will be given priority. All applicants will need to demonstrate how they are working with national level implementing partners to create and build partnerships that can drive relevant sustainable development results. 

Location: Projects can be set up in one or more project country made up of the lowest 50 countries in the UN HDI or in one of DFID’s priority countries. Full list here

Eligibility: 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 DFID’s priority countries. Impact grant applicants must have an annual income of under £10 million. Community Partnership grant applicants must have an average annual income of less than £1 million for the past three years. 

Grant size: up to £4m per applicant for Impact Grants. Applicants must provide 25% of the funds per project as match funding. Up to £250,000 for Community Partnership Grants. 

Deadline: 30 June at 17.00 (UK time). 

Apply here.