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:
- Annual audited accounts for the last three years
- Draft project budget
- Name, citizenship, and date of birth of the following persons: Chair and Deputy Chair of the Board, the Managing Director or CEO, Treasurer, Director of Finance, and Programme Manager responsible for the UK Aid Match grant
- A written statement of interest from your communication partner(s) to support the appeal. Find out more on page four of the Communications and Appeals guidance
- A completed A1 appeal communications proposal form
- A completed A2 communications proposal form.
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.
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
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