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UK AID MATCH
Provides grants to UK based CSOs for poverty reduction projects in developing countries. The Eligible countries are: The Lowest 50 Countries in UN Human Development Index: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoro Congo (Democratic Republic of the), etc.; and B) Countries DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility: Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia. Read more
UK AID CONNECT
It supports consortia to create innovative solutions to complex development challenges that deliver real change to poor people's lives. The consortia will undertake action research, trialling new approaches and testing the viability of scaling up effective approaches to produce rigorous and influential evidence and learning. DFID does not expect to see a full programme design. This will be undertaken with DFID during the co-creation phase. The Eligible countries are: Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, etc. Read more
UK AID DIRECT - DFID
UK Aid Direct is a £150 million programme currently changing the lives of over *4 million of the world’s poorest people with UK aid from the UK Government. Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), UK Aid Direct supports small and medium sized civil society organisations (CSOs), based in the UK and overseas, to achieve sustained poverty reduction and to achieve the United Nations’ Global Goals (opens in a new window). Formerly known as the Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF), the fund was relaunched in 2014 as UK Aid Direct. As a flexible fund, UK Aid Direct is adaptive and demand-led, responding to DFID’s key priorities. Read more
FOREST GOVERNANCE, MARKETS & CLIMATE - FGMC
This programme is a £250-million 10-year programme - £79 million approved for period 2011 - 15 Funded through £2.9 billion UK International Climate Fund Outcome, providing a new round of grants for projects that support governance and market reforms that reduce the illegal use of forest resources and benefit poor people. The eligible Sectors: Agriculture, Climate change, Empowerment and accountability, Environment, Livelihoods, Private sector/business, Trade. The Eligible organisations: Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), UK-based non-profit organisations. Read more
SMALL CHARITIES CHALLENGE FUND - SCCF
It is open to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations. Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of up to 2 years. The projects should strengthen the capacity of grassroots development organisations working with the poor, vulnerable and most marginalised to carry out work in priority countries and work towards achieving the Global Goals. Read more
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INNOVATION AND REFORM - SPHEIR
It aims to transform higher education systems in focus countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Middle East to better meet the needs of graduates and employers. It supports diverse, large-scale partnerships working across different sectors and countries to improve the quality, relevance, accessibility and affordability of higher education. The eligible companies are: Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), UK-based non-profit organisations, Companies, Educational institutions. Read more
AGRITECH CATALYST - ATC
The funding is for collaborative projects, taking innovative ideas from any sector or discipline to tackle challenges in agriculture. It is used to help businesses and researchers commercialise their research and develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the agri-tech sector. Grants shall be for: a) early-stage feasibility studies; b) industrial research; c) late-stage experimental development. Any UK business or academic researcher can apply. All projects must be collaborative except for late-stage awards, which can support individual companies or business partners working together through collaboration. Developing country partners must be involved for applicants targeting international development. Read more
GLOBAL INNOVATION FUND - GIF
The Global Innovation Fund is a non-profit innovation fund headquartered in London with an office in Washington D.C. that invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the world’s poorest people. GIF provides grants, loans and equity of between £30,000 to £10m for social innovations to transform the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty. Eligibles include Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), UK-based non-profit organisations, UK-based small and diaspora organisations, Companies, Local government, Educational institutions (Universities and Colleges, etc.) Read more
DISABILITY RIGHTS FUND - DRF
It Aims to strengthen the participation of Disabled Persons' Organizations (DPOs) in the advancement of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at country level. The fund operates in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, and Eastern Europe. Funding is broken down into 3 groups: 1) Small Grants: US$ 5,000 - 20,000; 2) Mid-Level Coalition grants: US$ 30,000 - 40,000 per year for 2 years; 3) National Coalition grants: US$ 30,000-50,000 per year for 2 years. The eligible organizations are: Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), UK-based non-profit organisations, UK-based small and diaspora organisations. Read more
LAND ENHANCING GOVERNANCE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - LEGEND
Land: Enhancing Governance for Economic Development (LEGEND) is a £38mn DFID global programme running from May 2015 to March 2021. LEGEND was designed to mobilise knowledge and capacity for design and delivery of new land-related programmes, improve land governance as an essential and inclusive basis for economic development, and strengthen land and property rights at scaleLEGEND aims to improve the quality and impact of land investments so they contribute sustainably to growth while safeguarding rights and opportunities for poor people, rural and urban, and especially women. Read more
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OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Below are ptovided the lists of DFID Ministries, Financial Institutions, and Guarantee and Insurance Corporations of the of the Government of United Kingdom (UK). The goal of the department is "to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty". DFID is headed by the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Development. DFID's main programme areas of work are Education, Health, Social Services, Water Supply and Sanitation, Government and Civil Society, Economic Sector (including Infrastructure, Production Sectors and Developing Planning), Environment Protection, Research, and Humanitarian Assistance. The Financial Institutions and Guarantee and Insurance Corporations are very important for your international transactions, saving you time and money, while minimizing risk.