New UK Aid Match funding round now open

For the latest £20 million round of funding, UK Aid Match will particularly welcome applications from charities working on: disability, health, women’s empowerment, youth employment, prosperity, modern slavery, girls’ education, as well as oceans and plastics.

Penny Mordaunt, International Development Secretary, said:

“This is a very exciting step for UK Aid Match as, for the first time, we are asking for applications from charities specialising in oceans and plastics. This is a clear sign of the British public’s passion and energy to fight against global plastic waste.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the innovative solutions, which charities will bring to this global issue. I am sure the UK public will continue to show their incredibly generous support for the UK Aid Match scheme.”

UK Aid Match will match fund public donations on appeals of up to £2 million, for projects working to reduce poverty in DFID’s eligible countries.

In the last 5 years, UK Aid Match has supported 42 charities and run projects in 22 countries, which have benefitted more than 19 million of the world’s poorest people. The government has matched every public donation made to these charities pound for pound, helping them go further in changing and saving lives.

Further information can be sourced here on:

The latest funding round

Eligibility Criteria

Guidance materials

Making an application

Apply now: the closing date for the submission of concept-notes is Friday 25 May.

Please note: The Fund Manager for UK Aid Match is now MannionDaniels, working in consortium with Oxford Policy Management (OPM), Education Development Trust (EDT), Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), and the Social Change Agency (SCA).

New UK Aid Match funding round opening on 30 April

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.