Funding opportunities

Find out about new funding opportunities and network with institutional donors at the Funding for Development Conference on 10 July in London.

Deadline: June 2017

Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2018
Type of projects:
five Rolex Awards will be offered to Young Leaders who have a ground-breaking proposal or initiative that will help to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet.
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: individuals aged between 18 and 30.
Grant size: 100,000 Swiss francs
Closing date: 30 June

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XminusY
Type of projects:
social movements, action-groups and change makers who are fighting for a fair, democratic, sustainable and tolerant world
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK and Southern NGOs can apply
Grant size: €3000
Closing date: 30 June

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IZUMI Foundation Grants: Supporting Programmes on Health Improvement
Type of projects:
infectious disease, neglected tropical diseases, malnutrition, maternal & neonatal health, health care infrastructure
Location: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua and Paraguay
Average grant size: between $45,000 and $100,000 over 1 – 3 years
Closing date: Letters of Inquiry accepted April – June 

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Deadline: July 2017

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation
Type of projects: conservation, food, health
Location: Africa
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs can apply
Grant range: up to $30,000. Average is $20,000
Closing date: 1 July 

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NextWorldNow Community Investments
Type of projects: community development
Location: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified
Closing date: 1 July

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge
Type of projects:
match funding available for a broad range of international development projects
Grant range: match funding of £1,000 - £25,000 available
Closing date: 7 July

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Finland
Type of projects: 
there are two focus areas: 1) preventing discrimination in development and 2) promoting the right to health of women and girls. Applicants may apply once per focus area. The proposals should reflect the cross-cutting objectives of gender equality, reduction of inequalities and climate sustainability
Location: countries that are eligible for Overseas Development Assistance according to the Development Assistance Committee
Eligibility: The INGO has to have: at least three different nationalities represented in its leading governing body/bodies; a global approach with operations in more than two countries; been registered or legally competent for at least two years; and funding from at least one other source.
Total funding available: for focus area 1) €1,295,000; for focus area 2) is €3,000,000 
Closing date: 14 July

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British Council: Small & Large Grants Program to Support Cultural Heritage in Conflict-affected Countries
Type of projects: 
The main objective of the fund is to create opportunities for economic and social development through building capacity to foster, safeguard and promote cultural heritage in the target countries under the following themes: A) The protection of heritage and cultural property under threat in the target countries; B) Training and capacity building for those involved in protecting heritage and cultural property in target countries; C) Advocacy and education related to the protection of heritage and cultural property in target countries
Location: Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen
Grant range: small grants are up to £100,000. Large grants are £100,000 to £2 million.
Closing date: 21 July 

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Innovations against Poverty
Type of projects: 
energy, climate change, ICT, WASH, agriculture and food
Location: Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Zambia
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs can apply
Grant range: €50,000 to €200,000
Closing date: 24 July 

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EU Call for Proposals: Supporting Long-term Sustainable Ecosystem Management and Wildlife Law Enforcement in Transboundary Conservation Areas 
Type of projects:
wildlife conservation and natural resources management. Reduction of degradation of natural habitats, halting biodiversity loss, and protecting and preventing the extinction of threatened species of flora and fauna. Ending poaching and trafficking of protected species, by addressing both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products
Location: Greater Virunga (Rwanda, DRC, Uganda); Kavango-Zambezi (Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia & Zimbabwe); Iona-Skeleton Coast (Angola & Namibia); Niassa-Selous (Mozambique & Tanzania); Malawi-Zambia/ Nyika - North Luangwa (Malawi & Zambia); Great Limpopo (Mozambique, South Africa & Zimbabwe); Greater Kilimanjaro (Kenya & Tanzania); Mara-Serengeti-Ngorongoro (Kenya & Tanzania); Lower Zambezi-Mana Pools (Zambia & Zimbabwe)
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs can apply
Grant range: €800,000 to €1.2million
Closing date: 27 July

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Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
Type of projects: 
support independent research into privacy and data protection issues and develop privacy enhancing solutions
Location: UK
Grant range: £20,000 - £100,000
Closing date: 28 July

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Joffe Charitable Trust Small Grants Programme 
Type of projects: 
hard to fund projects which provide critical services to poor people and have proven links to national policy makers
Location: Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: UK NGOs with annual income of less than £5m, or southern partners of UK NGOs
Grant range: £5000 - £20000 per year
Closing date: 31 July

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Deadline: August 2017

WWF's Conservation Workshop Grants
Type of projects: 
funding for organisations to train various stakeholders on local and regional conservation issues
Location: WWF priority regions in select countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America: Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Colombia, Dem. Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Congo, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia
Grant range: up to $7500
Eligibility: organisations registered in the countries above.
Closing date: 1 August

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The Fore
Type of projects: funds available to any small CSO or social enterprise which has the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK organisations with annual income of less than £1m
Grant size: unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 over 1-3 years
Closing date: registration is run on a first-come, first-serve basis and once the cap is reached, the round is closed. Organisations must register by 24 July and once registered, applications can be received until 29 August

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EU Call for Proposals: Innovative Approaches for Local Nutrition Governance Program in Bangladesh
Type of projects: 
local nutrition governance; maternal and child nutrition
Location: Bangladesh
Eligiblity: NGOs established in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK, Bangladesh
Grant range: €7,500,000 to €10,000,000
Closing date: 31 August

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Deadline: September 2017

The Waterloo Foundation - Marine
Type of projects: 
marine
Location: worldwide, UK-based charities prioritised
Eligibility: UK and southern CSOs can apply
Grant range: £50,000 - £100,000
Closing date: 1 September

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The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation - Promoting Literacy
Type of projects: 
projects to increase literacy levels in young people
Location: sub-Saharan Africa
Eligiblity: UK and sub-Saharan African organisations
Grant size: up to £2500
Closing date: 21 September

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Deadline: October 2017

Laerdal Foundation
Type of projects:
saving lives at birth; reducing infant and child mortality; reducing maternal deaths
Location: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Bangladesh, India, Nepal
Eligibility: UK and Southern CSOs can apply
Grant size: up to $50,000
Closing date: 1 October

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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Type of projects: 
individual species conservation
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK and southern CSOs can apply
Grant range: up to $25,000
Closing date: rolling applications accepted. However, it is advised to apply before the Fund’s Advisory Board meetings. For applications submitted before the end of 30 June, applicants should receive a reply in late September. For applications submitted before deadline of 31 October, a reply should be received in mid-December .

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Deadline: November 2017

Folke Bernadotte Academy
Type of projects:
women’s participation and protection in conflict and post-conflict situations
Location: worldwide
Grant size: 7,600,000 SEK awarded to five actors
Closing date: 1 November

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CPI Call for Proposals: Strengthening the Impact of Civic Activism in Mozambique
Type of projects:
basic education, health, biodiversity conservation, climate change, extractive industry, transparency and accountable governance
Location: Mozambique
Eligiblity: legally-registered Mozambique CSOs
Grant range: US$75,000 - $400,000
Closing date: concept notes accepted on a rolling basis until 24 November or until funding is no longer available. Concept notes will next be reviewed on 18 August

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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