Following International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt’s announcement on UK aid delivered on 12 April, we can confirm that a new UK Aid Match funding round will be opening on Monday 30 April.
UK Aid Match will match fund public donations on appeals of up to £2 million, for an agreed period of up to 3 months, for projects working to reduce poverty in DFID’s eligible countries.
Proposals for UK Aid Match will be particularly welcomed in:
- disability, health, women’s empowerment, youth/youth employment, prosperity, ending modern slavery, girls’ education, oceans and plastics.
Projects containing an element of innovation and technology for development across all themes will also be encouraged.
The focus of UK Aid Match is:
- to support the achievement of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development through financing civil society projects
- to provide opportunities for the UK public to engage with international development issues and have a say in how a portion of the international development budget is spent
In her speech Penny Mordaunt said:
- “… We will create partnerships, we will connect great people, we will share ideas and our creativity, we will develop our aid match and small charity programmes to enable the small and local to be able to contribute too, and next week you will hear more about commitments and connections that will be championed by a revitalised Commonwealth… People will come together from across all 53 nations to discuss the issues of most importance. And we will deploy our development expertise in the emerging group of countries that are increasingly important for finding solutions to our global challenges.”
To read the full speech, click here (opens in a new window).
Applications can be submitted from Monday 30 April and the closing date for these is Friday 25 May.
The funding round is a 2-stage process, and full details on eligibility criteria, how to apply for the funds, and guidance materials are available on UKAIDMATCH.ORG
Background: In 5 years, UK Aid Match has supported 42 charities, running projects in 22 countries, and projects focused on health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene and are expected to benefit more than 19 million of the world’s poorest people.
MannionDaniels (opens in a new window) is the new Fund Manager for UK Aid Match.