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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.

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.

How to complete a full application

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

  • Organogram (including a description and diagram of the applying organisation’s Board, management and key staff posts)
  • A theory of change for the proposed project 
  • A logframe 
  • Final written letters/emails of support from communications partners 
  • A copy of registration document
  • Physical proof of registered address
  • Signed letter of good standing from your bank to confirm bank details
  • A completed C1 appeal communications proposal form
  • A completed C2 communications proposal form

More details on full application can be found on pages 3 and 6 in the How to Develop your Application and Project Proposal Guidance and pages 4 – 7 of the Communications and Appeals guidance. 

You will find the resources and forms you need to complete the full application at the bottom of the page.

Due diligence assessment

If DFID has never conducted a due diligence check for your organisation or has not done one in the last three years a full due diligence review will be needed. If DFID has assessed your organisation within the last three years an additional review may be needed to assess your capacity to deliver this specific project.

You will have to address any issues that arise during this review. Depending on how important they are, you might have to do so before the grant starts, or you may be able to deal with them during the first months of the project.

Serious issues may mean that UK Aid Match funding is withdrawn.

Application guidance

How to develop your application and project proposal

Communications and appeals guidance

Full application forms

C1 appeal communications proposal form

C2 communications proposal form

Additional guidance

What donations are eligible for UK Aid Match funding?

A guide to logframes
This guide explains what a logframe is, their purpose and how to develop one

A guide to developing a theory of change
This guide explains what a theory of change is, its purpose and how to develop one

12 project design tips to maximise your chance of securing funding

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