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The concept note is the first step in the UK Aid Match application process. You must complete a concept note for both the appeal and the project. Both parts of the concept note will be assessed equally to ensure applications meet fund criteria. All concept notes will be assessed, and successful applicants will be asked to submit a full application.

How to apply

All applications must be made through the online portal. At the concept note stage, the following documents must be provided:

More detail on the concept note stage can be found on pages 3 – 7 in the How to Develop your Application and Project Proposal Guidance and pages 3 – 4 of the Communications and Appeals guidance. 

Below you will find the resources and forms you need to complete your concept note. 

Application guidance

How to develop your application and project proposal

Communications and appeals guidance

Concept note application forms

A1 – appeal communication proposal form

A2 – communications proposal form

General guidance

12 project design tips to maximise your chance of securing funding

What donations are eligible for UK Aid Match funding?

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