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When applying for UK Aid Match, organisations will need to demonstrate how they and their proposed project and appeal meet the criteria below.

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 eligibility criteria and applying for a UK Aid Match grant, use the guides below. Alternatively, get in contact with the UK Aid Match team.

Developing your project proposal and applying for a UK Aid Match grant

This document will help guide you through the development of your project proposal and the submission of your application.

Communications and appeal application rule book

This document will help guide you through the development of a successful and eligible appeal.

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