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).