Funding opportunities

Deadline: December 2017

Chrysalis Trust
Type of projects:
provision of access to shelter, education, healthcare and water
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK registered CSOs
Grant range: £1000 - £20000
Closing date: 15 December

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National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Type of projects:
promote civic education, strengthen civil society organisations, promote independent media, promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, strengthen democratic ideas and values, strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, strengthen a broad-based market economy
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs can apply
Grant size: average of $50,000
Closing date: 22 December

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Voice's Uganda Sudden Opportunity Grants 
Type of projects: specific anticipated threats to marginalised and discriminated groups such as women at risk of exploitation, abuse and/or violence, youth, the elderly, indigenous minority groups and/ or people living with disabilities
Location: Uganda
Grant range: €5000 - €200,000
Closing date: 31 December

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Deadline: January 2018

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation
Type of projects: 
conservation, food and health
Location: low- and lower-middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs may apply
Average grant size: $20,000. Grants above $30,000 are rarely made
Budget exclusions: The foundation will not fund overhead or indirect costs of projects. Find out why fully recovering your organisation’s indirect costs is essential to the sustainability and effectiveness of your work here.
Closing date: 1 January

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MEASURE Evaluation
Type of projects: 
increase the evidence base in routine health information systems  in family planning and reproductive health
Location: Haiti, Yemen, Philippines, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, South Sudan, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Liberia, Zambia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, Mali, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs may apply
Grant size: $10,000
Closing date: 5 January

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The Aziz Foundation
Type of projects: 
community empowerment, leadership development, public engagement
Location: UK
Grant range: £500 - £15,000
Closing date: 8 January

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The Varkey Foundation
Type of projects: 
The recruitment and retention of teachers; influencing public policy and discourse about the teaching profession; school leadership and management; support to teachers and school leaders in Fragile and Conflict States and emergency situations; teacher-related challenges.
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs may apply
Grant range: up to $50,000
Closing date: 10 January

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Deadline: February 2018

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund 
Type of projects: conservation of plant, animal and fungus species
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs may apply
Grant range: up to $25,000
Closing date: 28 February

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Deadline: March 2018

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Type of projects:
promote civic education, strengthen civil society organisations, promote independent media, promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, strengthen democratic ideas and values, strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, strengthen a broad-based market economy
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs can apply
Grant size: average of $50,000
Closing date: 16 March

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Deadline: April 2018

The Fonds SUEZ Environment Initiatives
Type of projects: improving access to essential services for underprivileged people in developing countries: drinking water, sanitation, waste management
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs can apply
Grant size: unspecified
Closing date: 30 April

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Ongoing opportunities

AngloAmerican Group Foundation
Type of projects:
environment, education and training; community development; HIV/AIDS and welfare
Countries: UK, Chile, Peru, India, Mozambique, Brazil, Colombia, China, Mongolia, Zimbabwe
Grant range: unspecified

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Cargill
Type of projects:
environmental stewardship; education; food security and nutrition
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified

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Charles Hayward Foundation
Type of projects:
clean water and sanitation; basic health programmes; self-sustainability through training in farming skills and income generation activities
Countries: Commonwealth countries of Africa
Grant range: up to £15,000

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Charles Steward Mott Foundation
Type of projects:
strengthening philanthropy and the nonprofit sector as vital vehicles for increasing civic engagement and improving communities and societies
Countries: South Africa
Grant range: $15,000 to $250,000

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Dubai Cares
Type of projects:
school infrastructure; school health; nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools; quality of education
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Jordan , Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia
Grant range: unspecified
Overhead recovery: this donor limits overhead recovery to no more than 7% of donations

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Elton John AIDS Foundation
Type of projects: 
Projects providing tangible impacts on individuals living with and communities affected by HIV Aids   
Location: Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Russian Federation, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs can apply
Grant range: £10,000 - £15,000

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European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCCTP)  
Type of projects: Health research and development; current open calls include treatment innovations for poverty related diseases and eliminating Neglected Infectious Diseases (NIDs) through research and development of new or improved products. Full list on the website.
Countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Eligibility: European organisations and sub-Saharan countries may apply

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Ford Foundation
Type of projects:
educational opportunity and scholarship; sustainable development; freedom of expression; gender; sexuality and reproductive justice; human rights; economic fairness
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified

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Ford Foundation's JustFilms Grant
Type of projects: 
artist-driven film and new media projects, and other forms of creative visual storytelling, that explore the rich diversity of the human experience. These stories inspire imaginations, disrupt stereotypes, and help transform attitudes that perpetuate injustice.
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified

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The Fonds SUEZ Environment Initiatives
Type of projects: improving access to essential services for underprivileged people in developing countries: drinking water, sanitation, waste management.
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK and Southern organisations may apply
Grant size: unspecified
Closing date: requests for funding can be received at any time. Projects received before 30 October will be pre-assessed before being submitted to the April-May Board meeting. Projects received before 30 April will be presented to the November Board meeting

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Gered Gereedschap
Type of projects:
education programs and projects that meets the demand of the local (labour) market
Countries: Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Ghana; Kenya; Malawi; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia
Grant range: unspecified

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Global Fund for Children
Type of projects:
enable the most vulnerable children in communities to thrive
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified

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Grand Challenges Canada: Transition to Scale
Type of projects:
health
Countries: worldwide (see request for proposals for full list of eligible countries)
Grant range:
$100,000 to $500,000

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Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Diffusion
Type of projects:
improve humanitarian practice
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: up to £20,000

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Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Recognition
Type of projects:
improve humanitarian practice
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: up to £20,000

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Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Invention
Type of projects:
improve humanitarian practice
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: up to £20,000

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Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Development
Type of projects:
emergencies or disasters, humanitarian needs
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: £75,000 to £150,000

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Humanitarian Innovation Fund - Implementation
Type of projects:
improve humanitarian practice
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: £75,000 to £150,000

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The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)    
Type of projects: 
those which enhance livelihoods by addressing challenges in areas such as education, energy poverty, food security, public health, water supply and sanitation, which may not be directly funded through other financing windows. Projects supported include technical assistance for small-scale social schemes, research, and humanitarian aid. In addition, OFID runs special programs for health, Palestine and energy poverty
Location: priority is given to low-income, least-developed countries
Eligibility: intergovernmental organisations such as UN agencies and international, national, regional and non-governmental organisations. Individuals, private entities and OFID Member States -Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela - are not eligible to apply for assistance. 
Grant size: unspecified. In 2016, OFID funded to US$11.7m over 42 projects. Half of all its commitments went to African countries in 2016

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Open Society Initiative for East Africa
Type of projects:
health and rights; freedom of expression and information; justice and human rights
Countries: East African countries
Grant range: $10,000 to $200,000

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Type of projects: 
health, education, women's rights, children's rights and political representation, focusing mainly on the poorest Indian states and give priority to particularly vulnerable groups within Indian society
Location: India
Eligibility: Applicants must be local Indian registered organisations and not the Indian branch of a UK INGO. Annual budgets of around £2m annual spend
Grant size: There is no minimum or maximum grant size. The funder does not usually fund 100% of the amount requested and prefers to fund projects which have multiple donors.

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Pollination Project and Levi Strauss Company
Type of projects:
grassroots environmental projects; conserving, protecting, restoring and/or advocating for the ecosystems upon which our civilisation depends
Countries: worldwide
Grant range: $1,000 to $5,000

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Saga Charitable Trust
Type of projects: 
education, training, healthcare and income generation
Location: developing countries that host Saga holidaymakers
Grant range: up to £20,000

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Transform Foundation
Type of project:
digital transformation
Countries: UK-registered organisations only
Grant range: £18,000

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Vitamin Angels
Type of projects: Vitamin Angels gives grants of selected micronutrient commodities, especially vitamin A, to non-profit organizations working with underserved populations globally
Grant range: gift-in-kind

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