Application stage two: full application

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The full application is the second step of the UK Aid Match application process. Those who have been successful at the concept note stage will be invited to submit a full application. A timeline of the application process can be found below.

Full proposals will be independently assessed after the deadline for submissions has passed and following approval from the Department for International Development (DFID), the shortlisted applications will be offered a provisional award of funding, subject to satisfactory completion of a due diligence assessment.

Completing your full application

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

  • The project rationale and justification (including baselines to indicate/estimate the scale of the problem)
  • A clear and simple theory of change, outlining assumptions
  • The specific improvements that would be seen by the end of the project
  • A simple graph showing the expected improvements over time
  • The scope of work and top priorities
  • The project approach explaining how the improvements would be delivered in the time available
  • The main risks and mitigating actions
  • Organisational credentials and the achievements of the proposed team members, including those delivering the appeal
  • The approach to sustainability
  • The stakeholder engagement that has taken place
  • The project’s approach to promoting gender equality, disability inclusion and empowerment (including linking with the leave no one behind agenda), women and girls with disabilities, women and girls affected by gender-based violence or the threat of violence
  • The approach to monitoring and evaluation
  • Value for money of the anticipated change
  • Delivery chain and risk map setting out the flow of the project funds
  • Realistic budget
  • Logframe
  • A completed C1 appeal communications proposal form
  • A completed C2 communications proposal form

Application forms

C1 appeal communications form


C2 communications proposal form


Full details on what is required during the concept note stage can be found in the two 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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