uk aid - from the british people

Please note: UK Aid Match is now open for application.

If you want to find out more about applying for UK Aid Match, read the information below and watch our concept note and pre-application webinars.

When applying for UK Aid Match, organisations will need to demonstrate how they and their proposed project and appeal meet the criteria below. You can check your eligibility using our online portal.

The organisation must:

  • Be a UK-registered, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation with its own UK constitution and independent board of trustees
  • Be registered with the Fundraising Regulator (except CSOs registered in Scotland only)
  • Hold no more than three UK Aid Match grants for projects that have more than nine months left to run
  • Provide published annual audited accounts or financial statements for the last two years.

The proposed project must:

The appeal must:

Organisations that should not apply to UK Aid Match

DFID will not consider applications from think tanks, policy institutes, research organisations or academic institutions. Applications will not be considered from organisations that undertake activities that might lead to civil unrest, ones that are linked to any terrorist organisation, or any that discriminate on the grounds of gender, disability, race, colour, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion.

For more information on what will not be funded by UK Aid Match, read the Developing your project proposal and application guidance.

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