How to apply

Register to apply and check your eligibility

Applications for funding can only be made through the online portal, which you can access via the button at the top right-hand corner of this page.

Open the portal and register.

Fill out the online application form which enables us to check your eligibility.

For more information view our eligibility criteria.

Complete your concept note

You complete a concept note for both an appeal and a development project as the first step in the application process.

UK Aid Match assesses both parts of the concept notes equally, to make sure proposals meet fund criteria and to identify the proposals that are strong enough to go through to the next stage.

To find out what to include in your concept note, and which supporting documents you will need to upload to the portal, view our application guidance for both appeals and the development project. You can download the guidance at the end of this page.

Complete your full application

If your proposal is shortlisted in the concept note stage, you’ll be invited to submit a full proposal.

Full application will be open from 11 February 2019  and close on 21 March 2019.

You’ll have five weeks to complete your full application. UK Aid Match will run a workshop or a webinar so that applicants can ask questions about how to develop their proposal.

There’s information about what you should include in both parts of your full proposal in the appeals and project guidance, found below. You will also find copies of the supporting documents that you will need to upload to the online portal as part of your application.

Full proposals will be assessed after the funding round application closes.

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

Find detailed guidance and information on all stages of the application below.