Funding news and views

Soumbedioune fish market in Dakar, Senegal
DFID's first Economic Development Strategy sets out the department’s new approaches and priorities for economic development.
31 January 2017
Drone flying on horizon
In January 2016 our experts predicted a range of trends for the year. We look at which ones are starting to be realised and what they mean for international development. 
5 January 2017
Cash and vouchers being handed out in Nigeria
In response to criticisms of cash transfers we've rounded up some recent resources and opinions from social media showing their effectiveness.
4 January 2017

Funding in brief

Let’s talk about overheads

Overheads exist, so when approaching grantmakers for core funding, it’s vital that charities are able to measure, and convey to the funder, the real cost of the work they do.

Charity Choice 18 July 2016

MSF will no longer take funds from EU Member States and institutions

The medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)  will no longer accept funds from the European Union and Member States. This is in opposition to their damaging deterrence policies and continued attempts to push people away from European shores.

MSF 17 June 2016

Small charities 'too afraid' to ask for core costs, says major funder

Small charities risk a crisis because they are too afraid to apply for core costs, the director of funder the Garfield Weston Foundation said today.

Civil Society 9 June 2016