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:
- Be implemented in countries ranked in either the lowest 50 countries in the Human Development Index (HDI) or in certain countries the UK Department for International Development (DFID) considers to be of high or moderate fragility
- Demonstrate how they contribute towards the Global Goals
- Either show that funding will be used for new projects lasting up to three years
- Show that it will be used to extend ongoing projects by up to three years, clearly identifying the additional activities that UK Aid Match funds will support and providing a schedule for delivery.
The appeal must:
- Aim to raise at least £100,000 from individuals living in the UK within a three-month appeal period
- Last no more than three months
- Use a pro bono communications partnership with one or more organisations that can confidently provide at least 400,000 unique opportunities to view (OTVs) through a variety of channels
- Comply with relevant legislation and good practice for charities in fundraising, marketing and advertising, from bodies including the Charity Commission, Information Commissioner’s Office, Fundraising Regulator (or Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel for CSOs registered in Scotland only), and Advertising Standards Authority. All appeals must comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice.
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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