uk aid - from the british people

About UK Aid Match

UK Aid Match is a competitive fund which brings charities, the British public and the UK government together to collectively change the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

It is designed to provide opportunities for the UK public to engage with international development issues and have a say in how UK aid is spent, whilst boosting the impact of the very best civil society projects to reach the poorest people in developing countries.

For every £1 donated to a UK Aid Match charity appeal, the government will contribute £1 of UK aid to help these projects go further in changing and saving lives. Over the last 5 years 42 charities from across the UK have been selected to run UK Aid Match appeals, implementing high-quality projects in 22 developing countries. More than 19 million people are expected to benefit from UK Aid Match support.

UK Aid Match is funded by the international development budget, for donations made by individuals living in the UK.

The first phase of UK Aid Match was launched between 2013 and 2016 and funded 59 appeals. An estimated 3.6 million people in the UK donated to match-funded appeals during that period.

Funding round focus

Find out more about the focus of the latest UK Aid Match funding round

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Development project proposal

Learn more about the type of projects UK Aid Match grants support

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