How to apply

Use the links in the box below to find out out more about applying for a UK Aid Match grant.

It is recommended that before considering applying that the application process and the eligibility requirements are understood fully.

UK Aid Match is no longer accepting new applications.

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About UK Aid Match grants

UK Aid Match is a match-funding programme with the dual purpose of tackling poverty through high-quality projects that contribute to the Global Goals and increase the UK public’s engagement in international development issues. Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate how they will achieve these aims by designing both a fundraising appeal and a project that meet certain criteria. For every £1 donated to a UK Aid Match charity appeal by an individual living in the UK, the UK government will also contribute £1 of UK aid, therefore giving the UK public a say in how the UK aid funds are spent.

Find out about projects UK Aid Match has funded in the past.


The application process

The application process is made up of two steps; concept note and full application. All applications must be completed through the application portal.

Before starting an application, it is recommended that applicants check through the eligibility requirements.



Step one: Concept note

A concept note must be completed covering both the appeal and the project.  Both parts of the concept note will be assessed equally to ensure applications meet fund criteria. All eligible concept notes will be assessed, and successful applicants will be asked to submit a full application.


Step two: full application

Those who have been successful at the concept note stage will be invited to submit a full application. Full applications will be independently assessed after the deadline for submissions has passed. Following approval from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the shortlisted applications will be offered a provisional award of funding, subject to satisfactory completion of a due diligence assessment.