Work can start on preparing appeal communications from confirmation of a successful application, while due diligence is underway. At this stage, organisations should be in contact with their primary contact at the Social Change Agency.

Organisations must make sure they have key messages, activity timetable and materials signed off before they can begin their appeal.

Case studies

How to engage local communities and members of parliament: Tearfund

In a short interview, UK Aid Match grant holder Tearfund explain how they engaged local communities and members of parliament during their appeal and its impact.


Video: Application tips from UK Aid Match grant holder, Motivation


Podcast: Managing communication partners with Street Child and Mary’s Meals

In this podcast, Street Child and Mary Meals run through how they executed their appeals and how they managed and recruited communications partners. (21 minutes)

Podcast: Top tips for running an appeal with Motivation

Jo Hall, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Motivation, share her experience of applying for a UK Aid Match grant and running an appeal (30 minutes)

Podcast: How to reach new audiences with AfriKids

In this podcast, AfriKids share some of their top tips for running an appeal and focus on how they were able to reach new audiences. (26 minutes)