About UK Aid Match

UK Aid Match brings charities, British people and the UK government together to change the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

For every £1 given by the public to a UK Aid Match charity appeal, the government adds £1 from the UK’s international development budget.

Over the last five years 42 organisations from across the UK have run UK Aid Match projects in 27 developing countries, helping around 25 million people.

UK Aid Match gives everyone in the UK a say in how the UK’s aid money is spent. It boosts the impact of high quality projects that improve the lives of poor people in developing countries.

‘Leave no one behind’

UK Aid Match welcomes applications for funding from charities and not-for-profit organisations. We’re looking for projects that will reach the most vulnerable populations – with a special focus on projects that support women and girls.

We want to fund projects that will help to achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, within the Department for International Development’s (DFID’s) eligible countries.

Projects will also need to support the department's wider objectives:

  • Strengthen global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthen resilience and response to crisis
  • Promote global prosperity
  • Tackle extreme poverty

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