Funding opportunities

Covid – 19 specific funding opportunities 

Shift Power for Peace Digital Fund
Type of project: This fund is designed to support access the digital tools needed to continue peace building work, even remotely, during the period of lockdown and restrictions brought about by COVID-19. This fund is primarily for the purchase of phone credit, basic equipment, software and other communications tools.
Location: selection is based on the 2019 Fragile State Index
Eligibility: Any individual, group or organization that meets the following criteria can apply: must be carrying out peace building work in a fragile or conflict affected country for a minimum of six months, defined as any activities that have a strong direct impact on peaceful outcomes in a community; must refuse to use violence or weapons in their work, and embraces the concept of non-violence, is engaging in locally or nationally focused work and must not be a branch of an international organization. 
Grant size: Between $50 and $750. Total fund value is $100,000 
APPLY HERE

The Global Resilience Fund for Girls and Young Women 
Type of project: Resourcing girls’ and young women’s activism through the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund is prioritizing applications from girls and young women with disabilities, girls and young women of colour, LGBTQIA2S youth, afro-descendant, indigenous and immigrant girls and young women, as well as those living in urban slum areas, rural areas, refugee camps, occupied territories and in conflict affected settings.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Registered and unregistered community organisations led by girls, young women and/or trans and intersex youth with incomes of below $50,000 per year may apply. 
Applicants must have previously received funding from one of the following organizations: Central American Women’s Fund, Central America and Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund), Disability Rights Fund, Filia, FIMI - The International Indigenous Women’s Fund, Fondo Semillas, Ford Foundation, FRIDA I The Young Feminist Fund, Global Fund for Children, Global Fund for Women, MADRE, Mama Cash, Plan International, Purposeful, Ukrainian Women's Fund, UNICEF, With and for Girls Collective, Women Enabled International, Women's Fund Asia, Women Win.
Grant size: up to $5,000 - Grants are fully flexible
Closing date: N/A
APPLY HERE

GlobalGiving Microgrants
Type of project: These microgrants are focused on funding immediate and urgent needs that your organization foresees in the next 30-60 days as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Your organization must have Partner, Leader, or Superstar status, up-to-date due diligence, and at least one active project. GlobalGiving must be able to disburse funds to your organization. 
Grant size: $1,000
APPLY HERE

UKRI / Newton Fund Agile Response call to address COVID-19
Type of project:  Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. UKRI will support excellent proposals which meet at least one of the following: New research or innovation with a clear pathway to impact on policy or practice that has the potential , within the period of the award, to deliver a significant contribution to the understanding of, response to, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in a developing country context; Supports the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential for impact in developing countries; Gathers critical data and resources quickly for future research use.
Location: Low- and Middle-Income Countries identified on the OECD DAC list of ODA recipients.
Eligibility: Both UK and overseas applicants may apply. Both have separate eligibility criteria. Click on 'apply' to read full details.
Grant size:   There is no specific budget for this call. We are interested in funding research of any scale that can demonstrate it will deliver impact during the lifetime of the project.
Closing date: Rolling 
APPLY HERE

UKRI repurposing existing grants for Covid-19 
Type of project:  Apply to switch your existing grant to UKRI GCRF grant to Covid-19 priority areas: New research or innovation with a clear pathway to impact on policy or practice that has the potential , within the period of the award, to deliver a significant contribution to the understanding of, response to, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in a developing country context; Supports the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential for impact in developing countries; Gathers critical data and resources quickly for future research use.
Researchers must provide a good case for why their original project should be repurposed.
Location: Low- and Middle-Income Countries identified on the OECD DAC list of ODA recipients.
Eligibility: This is process is not available for either: Companies and organisations being funded by Innovate UK or Applicants holding a Newton Fund grant.
Grant size:   Please note that no subsequent extension to the grant or additional costs will be allowed in order to meet the original objectives where these were altered to permit new COVID-19 research.
APPLY HERE

The Aids Foundation of South Africa – Small Project & Support Fund 
Type of project: Activities that provide an immediate response to Human Rights violations with a social emphasis on mitigating the effects of COVID 19. The activities will have the overall aim of empowering vulnerable communities, especially during this unfortunate time. Recognising that the current global COVID-19 crisis is not just a health crisis but also a socioeconomic crisis, its impact is cross cutting and raises a number of diverse human rights concerns. Therefore, it is encouraged to consider activities that are not only implementable during the current shifting restrictions but also address issues such as access for basic needs, access to education and mental health etc. 
Location: South Africa
Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by individuals, non-governmental organisations, faith-based organisations, groups/collectives working with in human rights with annual budgets under R1.5m. Current grantees from the AFSA or Bread for the World are ineligible for this call.  
Grant size:   Up to R75,000 ZAR 
APPLY HERE

Women's Voice & Leadership Fund – Rapid Response Grants 
Type of project: The Fund has a special emphasis on mitigating the effect of COVID 19 on Women’s Rights. More information on the gender dimensions of COVID can be found here. The funding comes from Global Affairs Canada and is being augmented by funds from UK Aid. 
Location: South Africa
Grant size:  R20,000 – R50,000 South African Rand 
Closing date: Rolling 
APPLY HERE

National Geographic Society’s Emergency Fund for Journalists
Type of project:  This fund places particular emphasis on delivering news to underserved populations, particularly where there is a dearth of evidence-based information getting to those who need it. We are interested in local and even hyper-local distribution models. Priority communities include: Those at high risk or hit especially hard by the virus, indigenous communities, immigrant or refugee communities, underserved, urban, rural, elderly populations, and children. Reporting may cover any aspect of the virus and its fallout, including but not limited to: Social consequences of COVID-19 and measures to contain it, particularly related to equity—such as its impact on immigrant communities, domestic violence, and early childhood education. Stories of resilience and solutions that could be applied on a regional or global scale. Novel forms of data visualization or science communication to help communities better understand how to protect themselves.
Lessons learned from local response(s) to COVID-19 that could be applied to other large-scale challenges, such as climate change or the refugee crisis. Best practices of how educators, students, and schools are reacting to this crisis, particularly as they illuminate under-resourced schools.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: We seek writers, photographers, videographers, audio journalists, cartographers, filmmakers, and data visualization experts to apply for this funding. 
Grant size:  US$1,000–8,000. Applicants may use up to 100 percent of their budget as personal reimbursement for their reporting time
Closing date:  Rolling 
APPLY HERE

Outright Action International LGBTIQ Emergency Fund  
Type of project: The grants can be used for any emergency that has occurred as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis by organisations working directly with and for the LGBTIQ community. The funds may be used for immediate support to community members to buy food or medicines, or for your organization to pay rent and utilities.
Location: Any country outside the USA, Canada, the European Economic Area, Switzerland, Australia or New Zealand
Grant size: $2,500 - $10,000
Eligibility: Your organization must work directly with and for LGBTIQ people; Your organization must be based outside the USA, Canada, the European Economic Area, Switzerland, Australia or New Zealand
Closing date: Rolling
APPLY HERE

Omidyar Network India Rapid Response Funding 
Type of project: funding to tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 situation including. Proposals are welcomed across the following themes: Data, apps and other technology-led initiatives; Community outreach and mobilisation campaigns; Initiatives that improve economic resilience of workers and small businesses; Fact-based inputs that can inform the thinking of decision-makers in crisis response (e.g. actionable research, narrative building, storytelling, and community campaigns); Collaborative efforts amongst funders and solution providers.
Location: India 
Grant size:  500,000 – 20m Indian Rupees  
Eligibility: NGOs, research organisations and for-profit businesses registered as Indian entities, seeking to implement their project on a no-profit basis. 
Closing date: Rolling. If you do not hear from the Network in 10 days, you should assume your proposal has not made it past the initial screening.
APPLY HERE

The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation
Type of project: Projects which mobilize civic initiatives meant to help limit the coronavirus crisis and counter its negative impact on society, good governance, democracy, rule of law, and access to free media.
Location: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine 
Grant size:  Proposals should be under $25,000. Management costs and administrative costs are limited to 25% of the overall award.
Eligibility: Civil society organizations legally registered in one of the aforementioned countries
Closing date: Rolling 
APPLY HERE

Open Road Alliance
Type of project:  Charitable Grants will only be offered to organizations responding directly to COVID-19 that are also demonstrating how their intervention moves towards longer term adaptation and systemic/sustainable impact beyond the immediate outbreak. Proposals must be for projects which are: Mid-implementation – programs that are otherwise fully funded (not pilot projects); One-time cash need – well-defined discrete funding need (not pooled funds); Prioritizing clear, demonstrable, and deep impact that Can demonstrate clear potential to ‘flatten the curve’; AND Supports longer-term societal and economic adaptation beyond the immediate outbreak.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Eligible organizations must be one of the following: A US-registered 501c3 non-profit in good standing; A for-profit social enterprise or foreign charity with a US-registered charitable fiscal sponsor/partner organization in good standing (501c3, Private Foundation, DAF, etc.); A foreign-registered charity able to successfully complete an equivalency determination (ED) process. (Note: Disbursement of funds may be delayed until the ED process is complete)
Grant size:  Up to $100,000 USD  
APPLY HERE

The Noel Buxton Trust's African Grants
Covid 19 update: We are now ready to accept new applications within our existing programmes.  We understand that applications may include work responding to the Covid-19 crisis.  We will listen carefully to applicants and offer flexible and timely support as best we can.
Type of project: Trustees favour work such as small business support and training and microfinance in both urban and rural settings. Applications in support of initiatives that are building sustainable futures in the semi-arid areas of Africa are especially welcome. Trustees also welcome appeals that support and protect street children and help them find safe and sustainable livelihoods.
Location: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan. Within these areas, priority will be given to work with communities living in urban slums and semi-arid regions where economic hardship is most extreme.
Eligibility: Trustees tend to offer grants to smaller, grass-roots organisations and do not generally respond to appeals from large and well-supported charities. The Trustees welcome applications from Diaspora led organisations based and registered in the UK and is also willing to consider direct applications from registered civil society organisations in Africa.
Grant size:  The maximum grant is £5,000 per year for up to three years.
APPLY HERE

The Fore - Rapid Action by The Fore and Trusts (RAFT Fund)  
Type of project: RAFT Fund offers unrestricted grants to organisations that are able to demonstrate the impact of their mission and offer creative solutions to getting through the current crisis and building for delivery beyond the acute phase of the crisis. 
Location: UK & Overseas 
Grant size: Up to £5,000 
Eligibility: any small charity or social enterprise in the UK with turnover of under £500,000. This includes organisations who work overseas.
Closing date: At the time of writing, the fun is spent out. However, it is planning to reopen when more funds are raised. 
APPLY HERE

Deadline June 2022

Maternal & Infant Health Award 

Type of project: Our objective is to improve and accelerate equitable maternal and infant health outcomes around the world by funding transformative community-led solutions designed to strengthen maternal and infant health outcomes among marginalized populations. Proposed solutions should be led by an experienced team that centers lived experience and includes communities closest to the issue as a part of leadership in the project. 

Location: US & internationally

Eligibility: Lead Applicants must be a registered non profit in the US or internationally.  

Prize: $10 million to one initiative. This cannot be used for funding general operating support. 

Closing date: 2 June  

APPLY HERE 

Wellcome Mental Health Data Prize  

Type of project: Collaborative approaches to research into anxiety and depression in young people. The Prize aims to generate tangible and scalable outputs that support the mental health research community. The overarching question for the Data Prize is:
What are the ‘active ingredients’ that make a difference in preventing, treating, and managing anxiety and depression in young people? What works, for whom, in what contexts, and why?

Location:  UK & South Africa 

Eligibility: Lead applicant organisations should be either: a higher education institution; a research institute; a non-academic healthcare organisation; a not-for-profit organisation. 

Grant size: £40,000 – £500,000

Closing date: 5 June  

APPLY HERE 

IDRC & FCDO - Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) initiative 

Type of project: CLARE is a Canada-UK partnership to enable socially inclusive and sustainable action to build resilience to climate change and natural hazards for people across the Global South. This call seeks to identify transdisciplinary teams to conduct action-oriented research related to one or more of CLARE’s three research themes: Understanding climate risk, Risk-informed early action, and Developing in a changing climate.

Location: Africa and Asia-Pacific – a full list of countries is available on page 19 of the call for concept notes. 

Eligibility: Universities, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, civil society groups, the private sector and knowledge-brokering organizations may apply. The lead organization(s) must be registered and have the capacity to administer and transfer foreign funds. Other collaborating partners may include organizations from within the region; national, regional or international offices of multilateral organizations or international NGOs; or other organizations from outside the region. 

Grant size: Smaller projects - grants of up to CAD1.5 million for up to 42 months.  Larger projects - grants of between CAD 6 - 8 million for up to 42 months. We expect to fund c eight smaller projects and eight larger projects for a total of up to CAD $56 million.      

Closing date:  7 June

APPLY HERE 

World Forum for Democracy 

Type of project:  WFD is calling on NGOs, think tanks, educational and civil society organisations to express interests in presenting innovative initiatives aiming at enhancing democracy and reversing democratic decline from all over the world.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Any public or private organisation is eligible to apply.

Grant size: Travel & accommodation cost can be covered by the Council of Europe

Closing date: 15 June

APPLY HERE 

2022 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the promotion of tolerance & non-violence

Type of project:  The award seeks to reward women, men, institutions or NGOs that have made exceptional contributions and demonstrated leadership in the promotion of tolerance and non-violence.

Location: Worldwide 

Eligibility: Individuals, civil society actors, governmental and non-governmental entities can nominate individuals. 

Award size: US$ 100,000

Closing date: 15 June

APPLY HERE

Souter Charitable Trust 

Type of project:  Projects engaged in the relief of human suffering especially, but not exclusively, those with a Christian emphasis.  

Location:  UK & overseas

Eligibility: Grants are restricted to UK registered charities only.

Grant size: Grants usually range between £1,000 - £3,000.

Closing date: June 17

APPLY HERE

Women´s Peace & Humanitarian Fund 

Type of project: Projects which promote the socio-economic recovery, participation and leadership of Afghan women and young women in forced displacement. There are two streams: 1) Institutional funding - to reinforce the institutional capacity of local CSOs that have a specific focus on women in forced displacement and have project activities that are led by women who are forcibly displaced and/or that have displaced women and young women as staff members; 2) Programmatic funding - to fund programmatic activities of CSOs that contribute to socio-economic recovery, participation and leadership of women and young women in forced displacement. 

Location: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan

Eligibility: International (only if registered at national level), national, regional or local/grassroots women or young women-led, women’s rights, youth rights, or civil society organizations with a proven track record working with displaced women and girls are eligible to apply.

Grant size: Institutional funding - $2,500 to $30,000; Programmatic funding - $30,000 to $200,000 

Closing date: June 17

APPLY HERE

KIOS

Type of project: Human rights. The main focus should be on: Promoting and protecting gender equality and combatting discrimination.  In particular, the rights of women and LGTBIQ individuals and groups which are marginalised or in a vulnerable position; Promoting and protecting the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. In particular the rights of women, marginalised groups and persons in a vulnerable position facing effects of climate change. Smaller organizations with limited funding opportunities are encouraged to apply. 

Location: Nepal

Eligibility: Local civil society organisations, groups and networks working on human rights issues in Nepal may apply. INGOs cannot apply. 

Grant size: €20,000- €40,000 per grant. 3 – 6 grants are anticipated. The grantee is expected to provide a self-financing share of a minimum of 10 % of the total proposed budget, this can be in money or in kind.  

Closing date: June 20

APPLY HERE

Voice Nothing about us Without Us – NOW Us! Awards 

Type of project: Voice is looking to honour ongoing initiatives that are led and fully developed by rightsholder groups and/or communities to promote or demand their inclusion in society. In particular, such initiatives should promote:  Improved access to (productive) resources (finance, land and water) and employment ; Improved access to social services, health and education in particular; Improved spaces for political participation and citizen engagement. These initiatives should be led by one or more of the following groups and/or communities:  People with disabilities; Women facing exploitation, abuse, and/or violence; Vulnerable youth and elderly; Indigenous groups and/or ethnic minorities; Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. 

Location: Cambodia

Eligibility: Your organisation (a not-for-profit organisation, community-based organisation, self-help group or social enterprise) is Cambodian–based and legally registered as a local organisation. If you are not a registered organisation, please list a host institution that can serve as the legal and financial host for your initiative. 

Award size: 3 awards of €10,000, €15,000 and €25,000

Closing date: 24 June 

APPLY HERE

National Institute for Health Research - Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation

Type of project: This call will support targeted research to strengthen health service delivery and resilience in the context of extreme weather events caused by the changing climate. The strategic aims are to: Deliver applied health research for the direct and primary benefit to LMICs, typically through research in key thematic areas for the prevention of ill health and optimal disease management; Strengthen capacity for research and knowledge exchange through equitable partnerships between researchers and institutions involved in the research; Promote interdisciplinary approaches to working (including, but not limited to: clinical medicine, health economics, statistics, qualitative and social sciences), to ensure that research objectives can be delivered; Generate new research knowledge and evidence on interventions to improve health outcomes of people in LMICs.

Location: Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) on the ODA DAC-list

Eligibility: open to lead applicants from UK or LMIC institutions.

Grant size: £1-3 million over 3-5 years

Closing date: 29 June  

APPLY HERE

Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation Large Grants 

Type of project: The purpose of the grant is to promote socio-economic welfare of Bhutanese citizen through conservation of flora, fauna, diverse eco-systems and biodiversity and addressing the adverse effects of development on Bhutan’s natural environment

Location: Bhutan  

Eligibility: Government agencies, local governments, civil society organizations, institutions, communities and individuals based in Bhutan may apply. 

Grant size: 15m BTN (c £150,000) over three years

Deadline: 30 June 

APPLY HERE  

The Vegan Society

Type of project:  projects which will encourage non-vegans to go vegan and stay vegan. We are looking for projects that: Raise public awareness of veganism in a positive way; Promote veganism in a unique or exciting way to non-vegans; Support people from marginalised backgrounds to access veganism. 

Location: Worldwide with a particular emphasis on those based in economically developing countries 

Eligibility: individuals and grassroots organisations may apply 

Grant size: £1,000

Closing date: 30 June

APPLY HERE  

The Fat Beehive Foundation 

Type of project:  Small grants for websites and digital products to other small UK registered charities. Our funding priorities over the next three years are: Environmental protection or climate change mitigation; Human rights; International development; Equality and Diversity; Social justice / Refugees / Housing; Education; Art & culture; Health and wellbeing; Prisoner rehabilitation. 

Eligibility: Registered charities with annual income of under £1m may apply. 

Grant size: Up to £2,500 on hard-to-fund digital expenditure that other funders will often not cover.

Closing date: 30 June

APPLY HERE  

The Marr Manning Trust

Type of project: The Trust currently funds projects that tackle poverty through Education (Early Childhood Care & Education; Access to education; Quality of teaching and Equality of female and disabled students) and Livelihoods programmes (securing employment; Ensuring school leavers are well equipped to join the workforce or supported to start their own enterprises; Jobs and opportunities for those with reduced access; Access to finance, support to entrepreneurs and making supply chains accessible; Improving market conditions and reducing inequality). 

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia

Eligibility: Registered charities or not for profit entities with income between £25,000 and £1,000,000 per year may apply. Whilst the Trust does not accept unsolicited applications for funding, organisation may submit profile submissions annually which then may lead to being invited to submit a proposal.

Grant size: Grants between £1,000 - £55,000 were made in 2019. 

Closing date: 30 June 

APPLY HERE  

U.S. Embassy in Tanzania 

Type of project: Initiatives that promote educational and cultural engagement and foster mutual understanding between the United States and Tanzania.  The Embassy seeks projects designed to further the development of Tanzania’s future leaders, build the capacity of Tanzanian institutions, and promote awareness and understanding of shared U.S. and Tanzanian values and which focus on one of three programme objectives: Strengthening and Promoting Democracy and Human Rights; Improving Education of Tanzanians; or Promoting Broad-Based Economic Growth. Successful proposals will include a component that relates to the United States.  This could be promoting participation in U.S. exchange programs and sharing of experiences during U.S. exchange programs, sharing of models and ideas learned during U.S. exchange programs, promotion of U.S. culture and values, or components that promote a better understanding of the United States.

Location: Tanzania 

Eligibility: Applicants may be individuals or representatives of civil society and registered non-governmental organizations, cultural organizations, or research and academic institutions.

Grant size: up to $25,000  

Closing date: 30 June 

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The Britford Bridge Trust 

Type of project: The primary charitable purposes of the Trust are the prevention or relief of poverty; the advancement of education; the advancement of health or the saving of lives; and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage, or science. The secondary charitable purposes of the Trust are the advancement of citizenship or community development; the advancement of amateur sport; the advancement of environmental protection or improvement; and the relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship, or other disadvantage.

Location: UK & Overseas

Eligibility: Applications are invited from any UK registered charity.

Grant size: Up to £30,000. Larger gifts can be made where warranted 

Closing date: 30 June 

APPLY HERE  

Deadline July 2022

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 

Type of project: The Christmas Challenge is a match funding campaign where donations to participating charities are doubled. The match funds come from two sources - charities secure some of these (Pledges) over the summer. The funds are then boosted by funds from a Big Give Champion who contributes to the match fund pot. The collective pot is used to double donations from online supporters when the campaign is live. In 2022, it will take place from midday 29th November to midday Tuesday 6th December.  

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: UK-registered charities with a Charity Commission number or tax-exempt status and annual income of at least £25,000 (as per last filed accounts) may apply. 

Closing date: 1 July 

APPLY HERE  

British & Foreign Schools Society

Type of project: BFSS supports projects to improve the quality, sustainability, and access to education for young people within international marginalised and deprived communities. BFSS currently has two priority areas, and particularly welcomes applications which focus on: Re-establishing education where the provision of education has suffered from conflict or natural disaster and Enhancing the opportunities and reducing barriers for girls to access education. 

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: BFSS funds small to medium sized organisations with an annual income of between £5,000 and £2.5 million. Organisations must have UK charitable status. We do not fund non-UK based organisations, Community Interest Companies (CICs) or individuals. 
Organisations must have continuous UK accounts for at least three years.

Grant size: £5,000 to £60,000

Closing date: 13 July 

APPLY HERE  

SVRI Research Grant 2023 

Type of project: Research to improve prevention and response to Violence against women, violence against children and other forms of violence driven by gender inequality. Types of research that will be considered are outlined here. 

Location: Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) as classified by the World Bank. Applications may propose research in more than one country or region

Eligibility: Preference will be given to proposals submitted and led by organisations based in LMICs. Country offices of international organisations are eligible to apply directly. Applications in English, French and Spanish will be accepted.

Grant size: $ 40 000 to $150 000 over 12-18 months. Indirect costs are permitted but may not exceed 15% of total costs.

Closing date: July 19

APPLY HERE  

Women´s Peace & Humanitarian Fund 

Type of project: Projects which promote the socio-economic recovery, participation and leadership of women in forced displacement in crisis and humanitarian contexts. There are two streams: 1) Institutional funding - to reinforce the institutional capacity of local CSOs that have a specific focus on women in forced displacement and have project activities that are led by women who are forcibly displaced and/or that have displaced women and young women as staff members; 2) Programmatic funding - to fund programmatic activities of CSOs that contribute to socio-economic recovery, participation and leadership of women and young women in forced displacement.  

Location:  Bangladesh, specifically Cox’s Bazar (Teknaf, Ukhiya and Cox’s Bazar Sadar sub-districts). 

Eligibility: WPHF seeks to fund qualifying national, regional and local/grassroots women and young women’s civil society organizations

Grant size: Institutional funding - $2,500 to $30,000; Programmatic funding - $30,000 to $200,000

Closing date: July 19

APPLY HERE  

The Fore - Autumn 2022 funding round

Type of project: We make unrestricted grants which have the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation. This includes helping organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. The Fore is particularly looking to fund small organisations working with marginalised groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past.

Location: UK & Overseas 

Eligibility: Any registered charity, CIC, CIO or Community Benefit Society with turnover of under £500,000 in the last financial year is eligible to apply. UK registered charities working overseas are eligible to apply.

Grant size: Unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 which can be spread over 1-3 years

Closing date: Registration opens at 10am on 25 July.  It is run on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the cap is reached, the round is closed, so please register early. Once registered, applications are due by 5 September. 

APPLY HERE  

UKRI & FCDO - Applied Global Health Research 

Type of project: Research that will address global health challenges and inequities. The aim is to fund a portfolio of high-quality global research which will be diverse, promote multidisciplinarity and strengthen global health research capacity. This includes: late-stage intervention development and testing, which can include global health trials, implementation and scale-up research, health systems, health policy and health economics research. 

Location: Global South and the UK when working in partnerships with Global South investigators. 

Eligibility: You can apply for this opportunity if you are a researcher based at an eligible research organisation, including research-focused not-for-profit organisations based in a Low- and Middle-Income Country with dedicated research capacity. For the full list of eligible organisations please see here. 
Grant size: Up to £2m

Closing date: 28 July 

APPLY HERE  

Deadline August 2022

Fondation Mérieux – Small Grants Program 

Type of project: Projects that aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases focusing on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis, neglected tropical diseases and other infectious diseases representing significant public health issues. Projects need to be based on a local needs assessment, propose concrete solutions beyond education and raising awareness and be long-term in nature. Projects should also have a direct impact on the mother and / or child and they must be implemented by local organisations.

Location: Algeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, DR Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Iran, Ivory Coast, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Tunisia, Tajikistan, Togo, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

Eligibility: Registered non-profit organisations; Projects must be submitted by the local structure responsible for the project.  

Grant size: up to €5,000

Closing date: 1 August 

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PMI Impact Third Funding Round 

Type of project: Projects that will foster partnerships and create synergies to enable sustainable solutions in the battle with illegal trade, specifically projects aimed at reducing, preventing and countering the negative consequences of illegal trade for individuals, their families and communities. 
Location:  Worldwide

Eligibility: Public, private, or non-profit organizations, including governmental organizations, international organizations, associations, academic institutions, and corporations may apply. 

Grant size: $100,000 - $750,000 over a maximum of 2 years

Closing date: 15 August 

APPLY HERE  

To Do Award for socially responsible tourism

Type of project:  The TO DO is awarded for projects which are characterised by the active participation of the local population and fairness in the way the projects interact with all the stakeholders involved in the development of tourism. Projects criteria include: Strengthening local people’s awareness of the opportunities and risks of tourism development; Participation from a broad local population stratum on the positive social and cultural impacts of tourism, minimising and/or preventing undesirable tourism-related social and cultural impacts; Creating income opportunities in tourism for local people and improving the working conditions; Promoting intercultural encounters and exchange between hosts and guests; Taking environmental and climate-related sustainability criteria and the sustainable use of natural resources into account.

Location:  Worldwide

Eligibility: The applicants may be tourism businesses and organisations, public institutions or other legal entities.

Grant size: 5,000 Swiss francs per awardee. 

Closing date: 15 August 

APPLY HERE  

Disability Rights Fund - Round 2

Type of project: The Disability Rights Fund and Disability Rights Advocacy Fund are grant making collaboratives that support organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) around the world to build diverse movements, ensure inclusive development agendas, and achieve equal rights and opportunity for all. Through our support, OPDs are equipped to advocate for implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other relevant  mechanisms. At least half of all grants go to marginalized sectors of the disability community. There are three grant streams (National Coalition, Mid-Level Coalition and Small Grants) each with their own priority areas. 

Location: OPDs in Haiti, Nepal, the Pacific Island Countries, Rwanda, and Uganda

Eligibility: To meet the minimum eligibility requirements, applicants must:  Be based in and conduct the majority of activities in a target country; Be a legally registered non-governmental OPD, or a group of persons with disabilities acting under the fiscal sponsorship thereof; and Be proposing a project that explicitly promotes the CRPD and specifies the relevant Article(s). If addressing implementation of the SDGs the specific Goals or Commitments should be referenced.

Grant size: National Coalition grants $40,000 – 60,000 per year; Mid-Level Coalition grants $30,000 – 50,000 per year; Small Grants will be $10,000 – $30,000 per year

Closing date: 15 August

APPLY HERE  

Dierenpark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund

Type of project: The fund supports projects focusing on nature conservation and species preservation. Examples include projects for endangered species, supporting research for veterinary medicine or helping to shelter animals. The application should clearly reflect the involvement of the local community, NGOs and/or Universities. 

Location: Worldwide  

Grant size: €1,000 – 5,000 on average with some grants being made up to €10,000. 

Closing date: 31 August. If you want to check whether your project fits our fund, please submit these questions before 22 of August.

APPLY HERE  

Didymus 

Type of project: Didymus has five goals: To encourage social inclusion; To advance education; To develop the arts; To advance equality and diversity by creating opportunities for women; To promote religious understanding.

Location: England, Wales, Africa, Central and South America. 

Eligibility: UK charities registered for at least 3 years with annual incomes of less than £1 million may apply. 

Grant size: up to £5,000

Deadline: 31 August 

APPLY HERE  

Deadline September 2022

The ISTAT Foundation

Type of project: The Foundation´s Humanitarian Aid Program provides grant funding for humanitarian organizations across the globe that use the power of aviation to help save lives, promote human welfare and alleviate suffering during: Natural disasters (drought, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc.); Human-generated disasters (conflict, social, industrial/transport accidents, etc.); or Health-related crises.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Organizations registered as a charitable, nongovernmental entity may apply

Grant size: In 2020, the average grant was valued at $7,800

Closing date: 1 September 

APPLY HERE  

Jean Sainsbury Trust 

Type of project: General running costs associated with the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing or release of domestic, wild and exotic animals. Costs associated with the direct protection of endangered species

Location: UK & overseas 

Eligibility: Registered UK charities with independently examined up to date annual accounts may apply. We would not normally support an application from overseas charities for funds for capital expenditure

Grant size: £1,000 – £10,000

Closing date: 1 September 

APPLY HERE  

BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Type of project: The Radio 4 Appeal is a weekly 3-minute programme highlighting the work of a charity and appealing for donations to support its activities. The appeal aims to provide an opportunity for raising money and awareness to a variety of charities. 

Location: UK-wide & international

Eligibility: UK charities registered with the Charity Commission whose work has an impact at UK or international level are eligible. A charity can only have an appeal broadcast on the BBC once every three years and you must have waited 2 years since your last unsuccessful application. You must also provide audited or independently examined accounts and have up to date management accounts within a 3-month period. Charity members of the Disasters Emergency Committee are ineligible. 

Grant size: average of £5,000 to £20,000 

Deadline: 5 September  

APPLY HERE  

The Philip Henman Trust 

Type of project: Grants for UK-based charities carrying out long term overseas development projects which provide a lasting beneficial impact for the people, communities or environment they seek to help. The Trust generally accepts two new long-term grantees per year. 

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: UK registered charities with an expenditure of over £100,000 per year may apply. 

Grant size: £3,000 - £5,000 per year up to a maximum £25,000 over 5 years

Closing date: 10 September 

APPLY HERE  

The Britford Bridge Trust 

Type of project: The primary charitable purposes of the Trust are the prevention or relief of poverty; the advancement of education; the advancement of health or the saving of lives; and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage, or science. The secondary charitable purposes of the Trust are the advancement of citizenship or community development; the advancement of amateur sport; the advancement of environmental protection or improvement; and the relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship, or other disadvantage.

Location: UK & Overseas

Eligibility: Applications are invited from any UK registered charity.

Grant size: Up to £30,000. Larger gifts can be made where warranted 

Closing date: 30 September 

APPLY HERE  

Deadline October 2022

The Laederal Foundation 

Type of project: Practically oriented projects helping achieve the UN SDG 3 aiming to reduce infant and child mortality by two thirds from 2010 to 2030. Projects relating to interventions on day of birth – including prevention of stillborn deaths will be prioritised.  Applications that go beyond a local impact and have the potential to document long term practical value and stimulate developments also in other regions/countries will also be prioritised. The Foundation welcomes applications that can advance treatment recommendations, education or implementation within: Resuscitation; Trauma; Maternal and/or new-born care. Half of the budget is earmarked for projects or programs to save lives at birth in low-resource settings. 

Location: Worldwide. Applications from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Bangladesh, India and Nepal are encouraged. 

Grant size: Up to $50,000, with the average grant of $30,000.  20 grants are expected to be awarded. Institutional overhead costs can be covered up to 10%.

Closing date: 1 October

APPLY HERE

Deadline November 2022

The Beit Trust 

Type of project: Focus areas: education, health, welfare and/or the environment. For education, focus areas include postgraduate scholarships, grants for secondary and tertiary education. With secondary schools, grants are usually restricted to support construction projects and the provision of books. For health, grants are mainly given for infrastructure projects and to institutions dealing with the elderly and the physically and mentally handicapped. For the environment, focus to date has been the repopulation of black rhinos in Zimbabwe. Applications must prove sustainability, public benefit, cost-effectiveness, and a serious commitment to the specific focus areas. Favourable consideration is given to organisations which demonstrate a degree of self-help, long-term sustainability and an ability properly to administer the funds provided.

Location: Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi

Eligibility: Established, independent institutions, in particular schools, hospitals and health centres may apply. Government organisations and start-ups are rarely funded. 

Grant size: up to £50,000. Applications close to or above this will very rarely succeed.; Running costs are not funded. 

Closing date: 30 November 

APPLY HERE

Contracting opportunities 

Find out more about contracting opportunities and how to apply in our Bidding for a DFID contract guide

The Department for International Development (DFID) now spends 14% of its total budget (£1.4 billion) through commercial contracts, all of which are open tenders and which any organisation can apply for, including NGOs and local organisations. The formal route for DFID to inform suppliers about new opportunities is through the DFID supplier portal

Ongoing grant opportunities

Abilis Foundation
Type of projects: supporting people with disabilities to implement their own projects in developing countries
Location: developing countries
Eligibility: Disabled People's Organisations from developing countries

APPLY HERE

Addax Oryx Foundation 

Type of project:  Our mission is to fight the root causes of poverty by supporting projects focusing on four core areas of work: Health, Education, Community development, Environment. The Foundation aims to fund focused, high-impact projects with a clear beginning, end and exit strategy, run by small organisations that have little or no access to large funders. The Foundation gives preference to concrete projects that cover more than one of our key areas of focus

Location: Africa and the Middle East

Eligibility: Registered not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations may apply.  

APPLY HERE
 

African Women's Development Fund 

COVID-19 update to current grantees
Type of project: young women, women facing multiple discrimination, and approaches that include engaging the arts, culture, sports and technology. The fund focuses on the following themes: Body & Health Rights; Economic Security & Justice; Leadership, Participation & Peace. The fund also awards capacity building grants that focus on advancing organisational growth and development – for example strategic planning, developing fundraising and communications strategies, strengthening organisational governance systems and human resources management
Location: Africa 
Eligibility: applicants must be African women’s organisations which are led by a woman and which have a majority female staff and board. They must also be registered in an African country and have been in existence for at least 3 years. The fund will only consider grants that are less than 50% of an organisation’s annual income

APPLY HERE

Air Asia Foundation 

Type of project: Helping social enterprises scale up to empower communities and enabling them to build sustainable livelihoods. The scope of your proposal should clearly define a new initiative or expansion of an existing initiative based on a set of targets achievable within a 12-month period. This may include investment needed to develop and market new products or services, train new community members or purchase new equipment for the planned expansion. Applications must clearly explain how the investment will enable the organisation to improve its income-generating capacity to fund future activities. Our priority is to support smaller social enterprises that face funding constraints through conventional channels. We advise applicants to review our past and current awards to gain a better understanding of our grantee profile.

Location: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. We prioritise social enterprises that are based in a village/town/city that is within reasonable reach of an airport served by AirAsia in these countries. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be registered, be based in an eligible country and have a minimum two-year business track record. NGOs looking to diversify funding sources through social enterprise are also welcomed to apply. We do not accept applications for organisations to finance operating cash flow or to fund purchase of land or buildings.

APPLY HERE

The Alan & Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund
Type of project: education and young people's employment and projects which promote freedom of speech or advance peace and reconciliation
Location: sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: registered charities may apply
Grant size: £5,000 - £25,000

APPLY HERE

The Alborada Trust 
Type of project: medical and veterinary causes, research and education, welfare of animals and help with relief to disaster areas worldwide
Location: worldwide.
Eligibility: registered national and international charities may apply
Grant size: the Trust only awards grants of £25,000 or more

APPLY HERE

The Alchemy Foundation 
Type of project: WASH, disability, social welfare, personal reform, medical research and aid especially in areas of blindness and disfigurement, individual enterprise and respite for carers. The Foundation can also fund the cost of fundraisers
Location: UK and Overseas
Grant size: total granting for 2018 totalled £448,925

APPLY HERE

The Al Fayed Foundation 
Type of project: relieving the plight of orphans, refugees and street children abroad
Location: worldwide

APPLY HERE

The Alice Ellen Cooper-Dean Charitable Foundation 
Type of project:  
Relief of poverty, distress and sickness and the advancement of education, religion. In addition to supporting local and national charities, the Foundation makes overseas grants to advance education, relieve poverty, sickness and suffering some of which have been caused by conflict and disasters.

Location: UK & Overseas

Eligibility: Charitable bodies registered with the Charity Commission or with equivalent status may apply. 

Grant size:  £2,000 - £20,000

APPLY HERE
 

The American Express Foundation 
Type of project: unsolicited applications can be made under the areas: Developing Leaders within non-profit and social purpose organisations working to solve the world's biggest challenges; and Serving Communities by building the capacity of non-profits to develop, engage and retain community members as volunteers
Location: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Greater China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, UK, USA
Eligibility: non-profit organisations

APPLY HERE

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

APPLY HERE

The Ashworth Charitable Trust 
Type of project: humanitarian causes operating locally, nationally and internationally. The underlying principals are: justice; education for all; the need to address the situation of the very poor and of those at the margins of society; that all people everywhere should be able to share the fruits of and be empowered to participate in the construction of a just, prosperous and sustainable society; and that to achieve these aims, it is necessary to build the capacity of individuals, communities and institutions
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: UK-registered charities whose turnover is under £1 million. 
Grant size: not usually exceeding £3,000 

APPLY HERE

The Austin Bailey Foundation
Type of project: the relief of poverty and ill-health, and the fostering of opportunities for young people in the developing world
Location: developing countries
Eligibility: registered UK charities only
Grant size: grants for new applicants rarely exceed £400. Grants for charities known to the Trust can reach approximately £4,000

APPLY HERE

Avast Foundation

Type of project: A Dutch Foundation working in partnership with people and communities to knock down barriers to digital freedom and equity. Our programs deliver meaningful change and help shape a world where technology plays a positive role in building and sustaining communities. 

Eligibility: We create strong, trust-based networks with partners large and small. From NGO’s, charities and community organizations to government institutions and the commercial sector, we collaborate with those who dare to dream of an equitable and inclusive digital future.

APPLY HERE

The Becht Family Trust
Type of project: The Trust's main focus area is the preservation and restoration of biodiversity. It is planning to allocate the largest part of its annual donations to this area. It also supports humanitarian aid including the case of Environmental Disasters as well as efforts to structurally help children with medical, educational or other programmes both in developing and developed countries. It also supports educational programmes within both these key areas.
Location: Worldwide 
Grant size: £2.7m granted in 2018. Both restricted and unrestricted grants can be made. 
APPLY HERE

Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation Small Grants 

Type of project: Grants for urgent and effective response to environmental issues thereby creating healthy environment in which to live, learn and work and for the flourishment of biodiversity. Projects include conducting small scale research and piloting new and innovative environment friendly technologies; creating environmental awareness to realize larger environmental impacts.

Location: Bhutan

Grant size: Up to Nu. 400,000 (c £4,000)

Eligibility: Bhutanese Individuals, agencies, communities or institutions may apply. 

APPLY HERE

The Blackwood Engineering Trust
Type of projects: 
education or projects which generally benefit children and young people in need due to poverty, bereavement, sickness or disability which have little funding from statutory bodies are a largely run by voluntary organisations
Location: locations where Blackwood Engineering operates, including the UK, China and around the world
Grant size: £500 - £2000. Larger grants may be considered in exceptional circumstances

APPLY HERE

The Bottle Top Foundation 
Type of project: poverty alleviation schemes and grass roots education initiatives that empower young people
Location: current grantees are working in Brazil, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa 
Eligibility: local offices or affiliates of national or international organisations cannot apply. In most cases grantees have budgets in the £5,000 – £50,000 range
Budget: £3,000 and £15,000 

APPLY HERE

Bread for the World – Partnership opportunities
Type of project: Bread for the World works with more than 2,000 partner organisations for peace, justice and the preservation of creation. Partners are expected to share the funders underlying ethical values. Bread for the World needs to examine the organisational capacity of the partner organisations to conduct a project as well as the reasonability of a planned project.
Location: Countries of the Global South, as well as in Germany and across Europe.
Eligibility:  Registered organisations may apply. They must provide proof of registration and a copy of their statues and a letter of recommendation that shows that actions do not take place in isolation, but that they are integrated into the local development policy or church policy landscape.
Grant size: As a rule, all expenses directly related to the project can be funded.
However, Bread for the World avoids 100 % funding of projects. Partner organisations must secure other sources of financing (e.g. own funds, third-party financing). Project proposals which exceed €200,000 are also assessed by the Development Service and Humanitarian Aid Committee of Bread for the World. 
APPLY HERE

The Bromley Trust 
Type of project: There are two focus areas: 1. Human Rights - trafficking & Slavery; Torture & Abuse and Persecution. Within this stream, the Trust does not support international development work, disaster relief, organisations working wholly outside of the UK, domestic abuse or Female Genital Mutilation; 2. Prison reform – this is for projects working in the UK only. The Trust tends to provide unrestricted support (core funding) to specialist organisations. If your overall work does not entirely fit within the focus areas but you wish to apply for a specific project or element of your work that does fit, contact the Trust to discuss. 
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: Any UK-registered charity, including those who undertake work internationally may apply. Grantees usually have an annual income of between £100,000 and £1.5m
Grant size: between £5,000 and £20,000 per year for up to 3 years

APPLY HERE

Britford Bridge Trust
Type of project: poverty relief; education; health and; the arts, culture, heritage or science
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: registered charities may apply
Grant size: £4,000 - £170,000. Most grants are for c. £10,000

APPLY HERE

The C&A Foundation
Type of projects: 
accelerating sustainable cotton, improving working conditions, eradicating forced labour, and enabling circular fashion
Location: Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Turkey, Tanzania, Indonesia
Grant size: proposals for under €100,000 can be reviewed by a programme manager. Those that are over €500,000 are reviewed by the Board of Directors who meet twice a year in June and December

APPLY HERE

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 

Type of project: The CFLI provides modest funding for small-scale, high-impact projects in more than 120 countries eligible for official development assistance (ODA). Projects are planned and implemented mainly by local organizations and are selected and approved by the relevant Canadian Embassy or High Commission. CFLI projects focus on issues such as: gender equality and empowerment of women and girls 
human rights; democracy and governance; peace and security; climate action ; economic growth- The CFLI also provides modest financing for projects in response to natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies

Location: Countries eligible for ODA. 

Grant size: Eligible organisations include local non-governmental, community and not-for profit organizations. Calls open on a country-by-country basis throughout the year, typically with a two-month deadline. Check the website for open calls.

Eligibility: Average grant: CAD $15,000-30,000. Maximum grant size: CAD $100,000

APPLY HERE

Chalk Cliff Trust 
Type of project: education, malnutrition or medical related. The grant need not be specifically tied to funding projects. The funding can be used as seed capital, to help with core administration costs, or to help an organisation through a difficult time
Eligibility: Organisations should be based in East Sussex, UK. Donations will normally be made to registered charities, however organisations pending registration or pressure groups will also be considered
Grant size: most grants are in the region of £3,000 - £5,000

APPLY HERE

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

APPLY HERE

The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH)
Type of project: addressing the following themes: Good Governance & Regional Cooperation; Shared Ethics & Responsibility, including projects focused on conflict resolution and Sustainable Development, including supporting biodiversity
Location: worldwide

APPLY HERE

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

APPLY HERE

Cisco Foundation Global Impact Cash Grants 
Type of projects: innovative approaches to critical social challenges. Organisations and programmes must focus on at least one of the following areas: access to education; economic empowerment; critical human needs. Programmes must serve the underserved, and leverage technology to improve the reach and efficiency of services. 
Location: worldwide
Grant size: the maximum request amount for first-time grant recipients is US$75,000

APPLY HERE

Civicus Crisis Response Fund  
Type of projects: CSOs facing new restrictions on their work can apply for funding for emergency advocacy actions to defend civic freedoms and democratic values. The Fund provides grants to mobilise quick, principled and effective advocacy responses to events that threaten fundamental rights to associate and assemble freely. The fund also supports civil society through resiliency grants, designed to ensure that organisations have greater flexibility and creativity to proactively prevent and mitigate threats against their organizations. Funds are provided where immediate action is required, either to forestall imminent threats or to address new restrictions.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility:  National CSOs                                                                                               

Grant size: 10,000 USD for projects lasting up to 6 months

APPLY HERE

CIVICUS Solidarity Fund (CSF)

Type of project: The CSF is a member-led and member-resourced granting mechanism. The fund is accessible to CIVICUS members that normally struggle to access resources and support due to restrictions in the space where they operate, their organising characteristics (unregistered, recently established organisations, etc) or simply who they are and what they challenge: small CSOs (formal and non-formal), individual activists, movements - particularly from historically oppressed and marginalised groups - and early-stage social advocates and social entrepreneurs that are contributing to transformational impact in the communities served. The objectives of the CIVICUS Solidarity Fund are to enhance solidarity within the alliance, fostering a sense of belonging to a global movement for change; support civil society diversity and resilience, especially among smaller, non-formal actors; create opportunities where they do not exist for change-seeking actors to contribute to a more just, inclusive and sustainable world.

Location: For this round, eligible countries are those rated “repressed” or “closed” in the CIVICUS Monitor.

Eligibility: To apply, you must be a CIVICUS voting member or associate member; be both a national and a resident of an eligible country; belong to the same group or community whose issues you are trying to address. For organisations, this implies that you are constituency-led; be finding it hard to access funds because of government bans, bureaucracy/donor requirements; not have been awarded the CIVICUS Solidarity Fund before.

Grant size:  $1,000 – $10,000

APPLY HERE
Apply: https://www.civicus.org/index.php/what-we-do/defend/solidarity-fund

The Coca Cola Foundation
Type of project: Areas of focus are Empowering women: economic empowerment and entrepreneurship; Protecting the environment: access to clean water, water conservation and recycling; Enhancing communities: education, youth development and other community and civic initiatives. In addition, the Foundation supports many local community programs such as HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness programs. The Coca-Cola Foundation is also providing additional funding and grants to communities and organizations in response to Coronavirus. These grants support local organizations and vulnerable communities during these times.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Charitable donations are made to non-profit organizations and to foreign organizations that are the equivalent of U.S. charities. Charitable donations are not made to individuals, religious, political, legislative, lobbying or fraternal organizations.
APPLY HERE

The Coles Medlock Foundation

Type of project: The Coles-Medlock Foundation is currently only focusing it's giving on the empowerment and education of young girls. If your application does not meet these criteria, it is unlikely to be successful.

Location: Worldwide recent projects have taken place in Indonesia, Zambia, India, Tanzania, South Africa, Malawi, Romania, Ghana, Nepal, Mozambique and Sierra Leone.

Eligibility: UK registered charities may apply.  

Grant size: £500 - £50,000

APPLY HERE

CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy

Type of project: CSF and WML currently have three grantmaking focuses: Emerging Technologies; Food Sovereignty; Rights and Governance.

Location: Worldwide. The Food Sovereignty grants are focused on applicants in the Global South.

Eligibility: Applicant organizations must be classified as a 501(c)(3) by the US Internal Revenue Service. Foreign applicants with a fiscal sponsorship may apply. Applicants should note that the Fund makes a very limited number of direct grants abroad (i.e. to grantees without fiscal sponsorship by a US-based organization.

Grant size: In 2018, grants ranged from $10,000 – 125,000

APPLY HERE 

Cumbria Overseas Aid Trust
Type of project: Projects which contribute in some way to the relief of poverty and which will have some long-term and sustainable benefits to a local community. Trustees also prefer a connection to Cumbria either through individuals involved or the origins of the organisation.
Location: developing countries
Eligibility: UK NGOs may apply
Grant size: usually under £1,000 but can be up to £2,000

APPLY HERE

Danson Foundation 
Type of project: education projects 
Location: developing countries
Eligibility: UK NGOs may apply
Grant size: various grants between £1,000 - £150,000

APPLY HERE

Denise Coates Foundation 
Type of project: education and training; disaster recovery/emergency relief; community development; medical research and development
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK NGOs may apply
Grant size: in the 2016-17 financial year the Foundation committed to provide £5,964,536 of grants and donations to 21 charitable entities, 19 of which totalled more than £20,000

APPLY HERE

De la Rue Charitable Trust
Type of projects: educational projects at home and abroad which promote relevant skills, international understanding and bring relief from suffering
Location: the UK and under-developed communities where De la Rue does business
Eligibility: UK registered charities
Grant size: approximate annual fund value is £60,000 with 10-12 charities supported in 2016/17

APPLY HERE

Digital Defenders Partnership - Incident Emergency Fund (IEF)

Type of project: The IEF responds rapidly to urgent cases of digital threats or attacks against human rights defenders, journalists, activists or organisations. The funding provided can be used to cover costs which will directly reduce the risk or impact of a digital attack.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Human rights defenders, journalists, activists, or organisations may apply.

Grant size: up to €10,000

APPLY HERE 

Draper Richards Kaplan 
Type of project:  Innovative strategies, systems changing approaches, and disrupting technologies seeking to dramatically improve the lives of people and the world. Our goal is to find social entrepreneurs with dynamic ideas and nurture them at the early stages with maximum leverage and total commitment. We concentrate our selection on the capabilities of the founder, the scalability of the model, and the potential impact of the organization on the world. 
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Individual leaders, domestic (U.S.) and international organizations, non-profit, for-profit and hybrid social enterprises may apply. 
Grant size: 3 years of unrestricted capital totalling $300,000 

APPLY HERE

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

Apply here

Dulverton Charitable Trust 

Covid- 19 update: We have now made the decision that for the immediate future (and including our June and October Board meetings), our grant-making will be focused on: (a) charities that are well-placed to support vulnerable communities through this crisis (previous grant recipients will be prioritised, but we may consider new charities to us as an exception) (b) supporting charities with which we have an existing relationship to overcome funding challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Type of projects:  1) Community Development which covers the provision of water and power, the encouragement of farming, enterprise, wildlife conservation. 2)  Peace & Humanitarian Support including disaster relief. 
Location: Kenya and Uganda
Eligibility: UK charities and charitable incorporated organisations may apply. 
Grant size: between £25,000 and £35,000 per year. 

Apply here

Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust
Type of projects: 
benefit women or orphaned children; demonstrate local involvement in scoping and delivery, except where skills required are not currently available e.g. eye surgeons in remote rural areas; repair damages in post-conflict countries; deliver clean water and sanitation
Location: sub-Saharan Africa, Indian sub-continent including Afghanistan, and projects in Palestine or those supporting Palestinian refugees
Eligibility: UK CSOs may apply
Grant size: £1000 - £3000

Apply here

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

Apply here

EU Can Aid

Type of project: Grants are provided for small target groups for concrete projects at a lower level than that which the main fund providers usually provide which are often used as co-financing for larger projects.  Projects must aim to improve the quality of life of local communities or generate income for the beneficiaries. Focus areas include Income generating activities; Social Projects – e.g. building or improving small social or training infrastructure or schools (roof, equipment etc.), access to water, access to electricity; Education and training; Water supply; Renewable electricity; Sanitation (latrines); Socio-economic Projects – e.g. vocational training; Support for Reconstruction Following Natural Disasters. 

Location: Priority is given to least developed countries as defined by the United Nations Development Programme, and, secondly, to poor regions in middle-income countries and, exceptionally, emerging countries.

Eligibility: Registered associations and NGOs may apply. Applications can only be considered if supported by three recent international references coming from OECD member countries. 

Grant size: €2,000 - €8,000. A higher award can be considered especially if it can be demonstrated that this will lead to a higher contribution from other providers. 

Apply here

EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis

Type of project: Supporting Syrian refugees and host communities in the following areas: Education; Health; Livelihoods; Water & Sanitation; Protection, Social Cohesion.  

Location:  Various locations including Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, Armenia, and the Western Balkans See full list here. 

Eligibility: Aid organisations interested in applying for funding are advised to first discuss their project ideas with the EU Delegations on the ground and relevant country authorities. The Trust Fund cannot commit to evaluate unsolicited concept notes or proposals 
Apply here

The Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders – Urgent Grants
Type of project: Urgent grants are allocated to human rights defenders in difficulty or at risk, for the specific purpose of allowing them to protect their safety and pursue their activities, as well as to small human rights organisations or groups with the aim of strengthening their operational capacities to implement innovative activities in the region.
Location: South-Mediterranean region
Eligibility: Applicants must show that an intervention by the Foundation will help counter threats against their lives and/or those of members of their family and reinforce the visibility and pursuit of their activities at a strategic timing.
Grant size:  Maximum of EUR 5,000.
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Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe
Type of project:  Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects
 provides funding for projects focusing on basic education, health care, food and nutrition, WASH, child protection and support for disadvantaged people.
Location: Zimbabwe
Eligibility: Be officially recognised as a non-profit organisation; be working for socio-economic
development at the grassroots level, have been operating for more than two years in the field of the proposed project and with sound finances. 
Grant size:  10,000,000 Japanese yen.
Apply here

European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM)
Type of project: EPIM is seeking to support transnational partnerships of civil society organisations active at EU, national, bilateral, regional and/or local levels to advise European asylum policies and practices. Projects should aim to: promote feasible, evidence-based alternatives; and/or put forward thought-provoking ideas, and/or react to policy proposals and practices to safeguard the right to asylum and prevent backtracking. Projects must be advocacy-focused, i.e. are seeking to bring about a change in existing and/or future policies and practices. Supported activities could include, among others: power mapping and analysis, joint transnational civil society strategizing, policy roundtables, bilateral advocacy meetings, legislative lobbying, strategic litigation, and development of advocacy
Tools. 
Location: Projects should be implemented in the European Union. Projects implemented in non-EU countries (e.g. Turkey, the UK) could also be considered eligible if of EU relevance. 
Eligibility: Non-profit organisations registered in the European Union are eligible. Non-EU based non-profit organisations can apply as partners. EPIM will only consider applications that are based on a partnership of at least 2 civil society organisations. Transnational partnerships are encouraged but not required. The involvement of other types of actors, such as international organisations, academic institutions and/or public bodies is optional. 
Grant size: up to €40,000 over 18 months
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F G CHARITABLE TRUST 
Type of project: supporting groups who are victims of either: breaches of human rights; any public calamity (including famine earthquake or pestilence); war or civil disturbance; the immediate or continuing effects of lack of natural or other resources; or any other cause of poverty distress or suffering.
Location: Any part of the world but with a particular focus on Africa, South America, the Indian sub-continent and Eastern Europe. 
Eligibility: faith-based organisations only
Grant size: £450,000 worth of grants and legacies were disbursed in 2016/7

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Fondation Chanel 

Type of project: The foundation engages in partnerships with the desire to impact individual women and organizations that benefit women. It seeks to achieve tangible, sustainable results for women’s empowerment and rights in one or multiple areas: Safety and Inclusion and Economic autonomy and Leadership. The foundation team analyses proposals based on relevance, sustainability, financial viability and capacity to measure impact.

Location: Worldwide

Grant size: Projects are generally 2-3 years in duration.

Eligibility: Non-profit organizations, women’s associations, community organizations, social enterprises, and national or regional pooled funds may apply. 

Apply here

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

Apply here

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.
Location: worldwide
Grant range: unspecified

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The Foux Foundation

Type of project: The foundation is focused on helping in the areas of health, education, youth opportunity and poverty. 

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Registered charities with an income of less than £3m per annum may apply

Grant size: In 2020, the Foundation gave five grants ranging from £25,000 - £130,000

APPLY HERE 

French Development Agency´s Fund for Innovation in Development

Type of project: FID accepts applications for innovations in any sector, and specifically encourages applications for solutions in education, health, climate change, and gender equality for innovations.

Location: All low- and middle-income countries. FID specifically encourages applications from the priority countries for French aid.

Eligibility: Researchers, governments, NGOs and for-profit companies may apply

Grant size: €50,000 – €4m depending on grant type

APPLY HERE

Frontline Aids Fund Emergency Response Grant

Type of project: Rapid Response Fund grant-making is a funding mechanism to help organisations led by and serving marginalised communities affected by HIV to act quickly in the face of external threats to their HIV-related human rights work, or to respond to urgent opportunities for change in HIV-related human rights. Grants are for urgent, time-specific work to protect or adapt HIV-related human rights work, or to seize urgent opportunities to advance the human rights of marginalised communities.

Location: Caribbean: Haiti; Jamaica; Dominican Republic; Guyana; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago. East Africa: Ethiopia; Rwanda; Sudan; Tanzania. Southeast Asia: Cambodia; Vietnam. Southern Africa: Angola. West and Central Africa: Benin; Cameroon; Chad; Côte d’Ivoire; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Mali; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo. 

Eligibility: organisations led by or working closely with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBT+) people; sex workers; people living with HIV; and people who use drugs based in the aforementioned countries may apply. Organisations must have an annual income of less than $1 million. 

Grant size: up to $15,000

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Front Line Defenders Protection Grants 
Type of projects:  
Rapid and practical financial support to improve the security and protection of human rights defenders (HRD) and their organisations improving physical security of an organisation or individual, digital security and communication security;  supporting legal fees for HRDs who are being judicially harassed; paying for medical fees for HRDs who have been attacked or who have suffered a medical condition as a result of their peaceful human rights activities; providing family assistance for imprisoned HRDs or family members who are at risk because of a HRD's activities.
Location: Worldwide                                                                                                  Eligibility: local organisations and individuals may apply
Grant range: $7,500

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FP2020 Rapid Response Mechanism
Type of project: family planning
Eligibility: Registered NGOs, CSOs and INGOs, governments, private and UN organisations are eligible
Grant size: up to US$ 250,000. The vast majority of projects receive less than US$100,000. Please note grants cannot be used to fund: Purchase of contraceptives; Government staff salaries or honorariums; Scholarships to individuals; Fees to attend a conference; Basic research, academic studies or surveys; Capital equipment (such as machinery, vehicles, IT equipment, and office furniture)

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The Gibbs Trust

Type of project: Focus is given to international causes, the arts and Methodist churches.

Location: UK & overseas including Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Sudan Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Eligibility: Only UK registered charities can apply. All applications are discussed at each meeting but the majority are not supported.

Grant size: During the 2020/1 FY, £93,500 of grants were awarded of which £59,500 was granted to international causes.

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Gilead Giving in Africa

Type of project: Grant making in Africa focuses on HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis. Within these therapeutic areas, we provide support for a broad range of activities, including disease awareness; disease prevention; professional education; improving patient access to care; improving quality of care; increasing scientific capacity; strengthening healthcare systems. Across the continent, Gilead works with a number of local partners to help ensure that our medicines reach the people that need them. Our pioneering generic licensing agreements have played a central role in expanding access to high-quality, low-cost HIV treatment throughout Africa.  

Location: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Pr., Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Eligibility: Tax exempt registration is required to be considered for funding, and if you are a non-profit organization, proof of status (e.g., a 501(c)(3) IRS letter in the U.S. or a tax certification letter (W8-BEN) if your organization is based outside the U.S.) is also required.

Grant size: There are no minimum or maximum request amounts. Applicants should request the level of funding that is required based on programmatic needs. Gilead generally does not provide grant support for indirect costs of an organization or activity.

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Gilead Giving in Asia

Type of project: Grant making in Asia a focus on HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis. Within these therapeutic areas, we provide support for a broad range of activities, including disease awareness; disease prevention; professional education; improving patient access to care; improving quality of care; increasing scientific capacity; strengthening healthcare systems. 

Location: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Truvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam.

Eligibility: Tax exempt registration is required to be considered for funding, and if you are a non-profit organization, proof of status (e.g., a 501(c)(3) IRS letter in the U.S. or a tax certification letter (W8-BEN) if your organization is based outside the U.S.) is also required.

Grant size: There are no minimum or maximum request amounts. Applicants should request the level of funding that is required based on programmatic needs. Gilead generally does not provide grant support for indirect costs of an organization or activity.

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Gilead Giving in Latin America & Caribbean 

Type of project:  We support organizations that seek to improve access to healthcare; reduce disparities for disadvantaged groups; advance education among patients and healthcare professionals; support local communities. Priority is given to projects within Gilead’s therapeutic areas of HIV and liver diseases. Gilead will also consider proposals outside of these therapeutic areas, provided they conform to our eligibility restrictions. These proposals may include (but are not limited to) access and education surrounding antifungal treatments; social services (homeless shelters, food banks, etc.); community vibrancy projects (STEM education, arts support, community beautification, etc.)

Location: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Maarten, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela

Eligibility: Tax exempt registration is required to be considered for funding, and if you are a non-profit organization, proof of status (e.g., a 501(c)(3) IRS letter in the U.S. or a tax certification letter (W8-BEN) if your organization is based outside the U.S.) is also required.

Grant size: There are no minimum or maximum request amounts. Applicants should request the level of funding that is required based on programmatic needs. Gilead generally does not provide grant support for indirect costs of an organization or activity.

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The Girl Generation’s End FGM Grassroots Fund 
Type of project: supporting local, grassroots organisations in some of the countries most affected by FGM. Projects funded include: educating people about the harmful effects of FGM; promoting community dialogue on and offline; training teachers and healthcare workers, or building a new generation of youth activists to tackle FGM
Location: current grantees are working in Nigeria, Kenya, Somaliland, Sudan, The Gambia, Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso
Eligibility: local, grassroots organisations in some of the countries most affected by FGM
Grant size: an average of $10,500 per grant

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Gisela Graham Foundation 
Type of project: alleviating poverty and deprivation among children in less developed countries through care, education, and family support
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: corporate bodies and registered charities
Grant size: grants awarded are normally for sums under £10,000, but most donations are for less than £5,000

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Global Fund for Children
Type of projects: 
innovative, locally-led projects where all children and young people enjoy equal resources and opportunities in society and can live to their full potential
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: legally registered as a local organisation in the country where you operate with youth or child-focused programmes. Most new partners have budgets under $100,000

APPLY HERE

Global Fund for Community Foundations 
Type of project: strengthening community foundations and other local philanthropic institutions, including women's funds, human rights funds and other grassroots grant makers
Location: Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, East and Central Europe, and Central Asia. Applications from community philanthropy organisations representing disadvantaged communities in the global north will also be considered on a case-by-case basis
Eligibility: community philanthropy organisations, including community foundations, women's funds, environmental funds, national public foundations and other grassroots grant makers
Budget: US $7,000–$15,000

APPLY HERE

Global Fund for Women
Type of projects: 
gender equality and human rights
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: local organisations working directly in their communities, which are led by historically marginalised groups such as women, girls, or trans people

APPLY HERE

Global Innovation Fund 
Type of project: social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people. There are three stages applicants can apply for:

  1. Pilot: Your innovation is still in an early phase. You are testing core assumptions around operational, social and financial viability. 
  2. Test and Transition: Your innovation has completed initial testing and is now transitioning to larger scale. You have some information on your operational, social and financial viability. You want to solidify this before you scale.
  3. Scale: Your innovation has solid operational, social and financial viability. You have strong evidence that my innovation improves the lives of those living on less than $5 PPP per day. Now you want to replicate your innovation in new countries and context, reaching millions of people. 

Location: developing countries. 
Eligibility: for-profit firms, non-profit organisations, researchers, and government agencies may apply. Less than 10% of applicants are invited to submit full proposals.
Grant size: 

  1. Pilot projects: The maximum per project is $230,000 USD. 
  2. Test and Transition: The maximum per project is $2.3 million, although the average investment size is smaller
  3. Scale: The maximum per project is $15 million, although the average investment size is much smaller

APPLY HERE

Global security challenges
Type of projects: 
combatting global security challenges, with particular focus on countries affected by conflict and fragility and to support relevant analyses and the development of situational awareness
Location: regions in North Africa, the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia
Eligibility: NGOs (Norwegian, international and local, including non-commercial foundations), the UN system and other multinational organisations

APPLY HERE

Green Climate Fund
Project:  The Green Climate Fund is a global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change. GCF helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.  
Location: Developing countries
Eligibility: To implement projects funded by GCF, applicants must become Accredited Entities. These entities can be private, public, non-governmental, sub-national, national, regional or international bodies and are responsible for presenting funding applications to GCF, and then overseeing, supervising, managing and monitoring approved projects and programmes. Non-Accredited Entities can also engage with the fund via: partnering with an Accredited Entity on implementing its approved GCF project; co-financing projects with an already Accredited Entity; and as a readiness delivery partner, provided that the entity can demonstrate relevant expertise, experience and ability to implement projects.
Grant size: The Fund utilizes a variety of financial instruments to realise projects. These include grants, concessional debt financing, equity and guarantees. 
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Hadley Trust 

Type of project:  the main focus has been on helping people who are disadvantaged to improve their situation, either by involvement in project and support work or research into the causes of, and means to alleviate, hardship. the trust does not take on many new funding commitments. However, the trustees will always consider and respond to proposals which might enhance the effectiveness of the trust. 4% grants made for international projects.

Location: UK and overseas. The Trust´s overseas grant making made up 4% of total grants in 2019/20. 

Eligibility: Registered charities may apply. Occasionally the trust will make grants to organisations which are not registered charities provided the activity being funded supports the trust's charitable purposes.

Grant size:  £3.6m was dispersed in 2019/20

APPLY HERE
 

Hazel’s Footprints Trust 
Type of project: improving the quality of education. Funding can be requested for capital expenditure and/or project running costs
Location: developing countries
Eligibility: Only UK registered charities may apply. Applications must be submitted by mid-February to be considered at the May meeting or by mid-August to be considered at the November meeting 
Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000

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The Headley Trust 
Type of project: access to safe water, promoting better use of water resources and sanitation projects; sustainable farming and livelihood development; helping girls to continue their education beyond primary school, students’ access to secondary and tertiary education and projects to improve the quality of teaching; trachoma prevention and treatment programmes in Ethiopia and care for mothers and infants in sub-Saharan Anglophone Africa; projects tackling the aftermath of conflict
Location: sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: registered charities may apply
Grant size: small grants of c £1,000 or larger grants of £20,000 - £60,000

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The Hemraj Goyal Foundation
Type of project: promoting education, women and children’s rights and putting an end to human trafficking
Location: UK and overseas with a focus on Asia

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Her Voice
Type of projects: 
meaningful engagement of adolescent girls and young women in national youth related policy and program processes supported by or linked to the Global Fund
Location: Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Eligibility: registered or unregistered group, network or community-based organisation of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) or young people; or a community-based organisation implementing programs for AGYW and/or youth
Grant size: £2000

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Het Actie Fonds

Type of project: Grassroots activist groups that strive for a sustainable and socially just world in which people and the environment are valued above economic interests. Funded projects include Direct actions, such as demonstrations, blockades, occupations, strikes, revolts, revolutions and other creative forms of (non-violent) confrontational protest; Protests that pressure authoritarian and oppressive regimes, aiming for political change; Politically controversial and radical projects that have difficulty finding funding elsewhere; Protests that are part of a long-term strategy aimed at systemic change

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Registered and unregistered organisations may apply. Projects with a total project budget of more than €20,000 are ineligible. 

Grant size: The maximum grant size is €3,000 per project for applications from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin-America. For all other regions the maximum grant size is €2,000. Emergency grants are available up to €250. 

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Inclusive Peace Rapid Response Window 

Type of project: The participation of women peacebuilders and women’s civil society organizations in national, subnational and international formal peace processes and the monitoring and implementation of peace agreements. The Rapid Response Window supports urgent services and initiatives that facilitate women’s access and influence on peace processes and the implementation of peace agreements.

Location: Worldwide    

Eligibility: This Rapid Response Window is open to peace processes in all ODA eligible countries. Organizations applying for support do not require legal registration.

APPLY HERE

The International HIV/Aids Alliance Challenge Response Grant 
Type of project: projects impacting both of the following: 1) the people/person you intend to help is/are experiencing discrimination or threats to their health, life or security that impact their access to HIV services and; 2) it is critical that activities take place within the next few months to address barriers that prevent them accessing HIV services
Location: various countries in Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean
Eligibility: Civil society organisations that are led by, or work with, LGBT people or MSM. Organisations can apply to support individuals whose situation meets the criteria stated above
Grant size: up to $20,000

APPLY HERE

The International HIV/Aids Alliance Emergency Response Grant 
Type of project: urgent situations where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) and men who have sex with men (MSM) are facing stigma, discrimination and threats of violence that impact their access to HIV services
Location: various countries in Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean. 
Eligibility: Civil society organisations that are led by, or work with, LGBT people or MSM. Organisations can apply to support individuals whose situation meets the criteria stated above
Grant size: up to $20,000

APPLY HERE

IUCN's Save Our Species Rapid Action Grants

Type of project: Projects which enable and support conservation of threatened species across Africa requiring urgent measures and rapid action at the local level to protect the species and their habitat.

Location: Sub-Saharan continental Africa, not including South Africa

Eligibility: Legally registered non-profit making organisations may apply, including local or international non-governmental organisations. Local and national CSOs , including indigenous or community-based organizations, will be favourably considered. International NGOs will be required to work closely with national stakeholders, local communities and with the consent and all required authorizations from the government.

Grant size: €25,000

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IUCN´s Rapid Action Grants

Type of project: Rapid Action Grants are designed to enable immediate responses to new and emerging threats. Rapid Action Grants are currently open to projects responding to threats linked to the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences, targeting terrestrial and freshwater threatened species.

Location: South Africa

Eligibility: Civil Society Organisations and public entities may apply.

Grant size: €100,000

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Izumi Foundation 
Type of project:  The Foundation only consider Letters of Inquiry (LOI) within its current geographic focus or five health areas : Maternal & Neonatal Health, Nutrition, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Infectious Disease and Healthcare System Infrastructure. Please note, only a small handful of organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal. The time between LOI submission and a possible invitation to submit a full proposal varies between 6 to 12+ months. 
Location: Africa and Latin American & the Caribbean. A full list can be seen here.  
Eligibility:  All organizations must be legally registered for at least one year in order to be eligible for funding. Organizations within the United States must have IRS designated tax-exempt status; Organizations and agencies outside of the United States must have legally recognized non-profit status; All organizations must be able to provide their most recent audited or reviewed financial statements as well as the amount of their overall operating budget.
Grant size: $50,000 - $100,000 over 2 years. New partners often start with a $50,000 grant over two-years. Grants rarely exceed 50% of the organization’s overall operating budget. 
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James Percy Foundation

Type of project: Health - projects that address one or more of the main causes of child mortality: New-born health, Pneumonia, Diarrhoeal diseases, Malaria, Malnutrition and WASH. Education: we will consider education-related proposals backed by evidence of the approach’s effect on learning outcomes.

Location: Ethiopia (new applications temporarily suspended), India, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.

Eligibility: To be eligible for funding potential partners must: be registered as a charity; Have an annual income of over £1 million; Have a proven 3-year track record in addressing the relevant issue; Have an established in-country presence in the relevant country; Work in collaboration with, rather than in parallel to, the national government of the Priority Country.

Grant size: New partners may apply for grants of between £100,000 and £200,000 per grant year. We are happy to consider applications for a contribution towards the total cost of a project, rather than the full project budget.

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James Tudor Foundation 

Type of project: Overseas funding for the relief of human sickness. We will usually support project costs. Core costs are only considered for charitable organisations with whom The Foundation has an existing relationship

Location: Africa and Asia

Grant size: £1,000 – £15,000

Eligibility:  Your organisation must be a UK registered charity or charitable incorporated organisation (CIO); with at least two years audited or independently certified accounts. If you are a UK registered charitable organisation working overseas, you must demonstrate compliance with Charity Commission guidance and any legal requirements for overseas work as well as having reciprocal safeguarding policies in place. All policies must also be mirrored by the partner organisations with whom you work. If your application is successful, you will be required to provide due diligence on the partner organisation. 

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The Jephcott Charitable Trust 
Type of project: four main areas of funding: population control, the natural environment, education and health.
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: a registered charity or properly constituted organisation whose administrative expenses do not form more than 15% of their annual income
Grant size: £2,000 to £10,000, and in exceptional cases only, up to £20,000

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The JJ Charitable Trust 
Type of project: environmental projects, especially community-based agriculture initiatives, which aim to help people help themselves in an environmentally sustainable way
Location: sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: registered charities may apply
Grant size: in 2017, the trust made 4 grants totalling £179,000 in this category

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The Joffe Charitable Trust 

Type of project: We support civil society leaders to build a fairer world, with opportunity for all. We particularly focus on tackling the systematic causes of inequality and poverty in lower income countries. We make grants and convene organisations to help them achieve more together. In 2021, we committed to spend out all our resources over the next 10 years and close the Trust at that point. We have two focus areas: 1) support work to strengthen integrity in the UK’s international financial services. Our objective in this area is to work with civil society leaders to position the UK as a leading driver of international financial integrity; 2) Support work to strengthen high potential non-profit organisations. We support groups that have high potential to help the UK be a good partner to lower income countries and address the causes of inequality. We fund them to make a step change in their organisational development. This includes work to become more sustainable and effective, for instance through funding back-office work. Our objective in this area is to support civil society leaders to build effective non-profit organisations that strengthen partnership between the UK and lower income countries.

Location: UK & low-income countries

Eligibility: Organisations with annual income of less than £5 million in Focus Area 1, and less than £1.5 million in Focus Area 2 may apply. We do not normally fund organisations that have entirely white male leadership at both board & executive levels.

Grant size: £5,000 to £30,000 per year for up to three years (i.e. a total grant of between £5,000 and £90,000). We are willing to provide unrestricted funding for organisations that meet our criteria. This includes core costs.

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John Ellerman Foundation
Type of projects: 
advancing the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world by focusing on the arts, environment and social action. The fund is willing to be flexible, and may venture outside it funding criteria if a different approach would be more effective
Location: UK and UK Overseas Territories
Eligibility: UK CSOs with an income between £100,000 and £10m
Grant size: up to £100,000

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JTI Foundation 
Type of project: The Foundation's main focus area is disaster risk reduction. It helps less privileged people and victims of natural or man-made disasters improve their quality of life by supporting organizations that implement programs it believes are relevant and appropriate. If your organisation meets this mission you may apply. 
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Registered organisations may apply. 
 Apply here

Just Trust 
Type of projects: addressing the difficulties of some of the most disadvantaged sections of society in some of the least advantaged parts of the world
Location: worldwide (not UK)
Eligibility: UK-registed charities
Grant size: in 2017, the trust made 45 grants ranging from £300 to £5,000 and totalling £62,800

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Kitchen Table Charities
Type of project: primary education; health, sanitation and clean drinking water; child and mother care, including street children and maternity services; poverty alleviation, especially revenue generating projects
Location: Africa
Eligibility: UK or locally registered CSOs may apply. No part of any grant should be spent in Britain on administration - including salaries and advertising campaigns.
Grant size: grants rarely exceed £10,000 

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Lacoste Foundation 

Type of project: The Foundation helps with the social and professional integration of underprivileged young people and those with disabilities, working in partnership with local charities whose work supports: Financial support in developing sports and education programmes; Moral support by fostering the sharing of good practices between the Foundation’s partner charities; Skills mentoring to encourage young people to find fulfilment, with the participation of Lacoste employees who work as volunteers and mentors. Since 2021, the Foundation has also supported the improvement of living conditions in local communities in the fields of education, the environment and health. By 2025, the Foundation plans to intensify its commitment and broaden its scope of action by supporting 100 new projects for youth and 50 projects dedicated to local communities in 15 additional countries.

Location: Regions where the business and brand are present including Central and South America, North Africa and parts of Asia. See here for a map. 

Eligibility: Community-service and non-profit organisations may apply. 

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Laudes Foundation (Previously C&A Foundation)

Type of project: The Foundation was created to respond to the convergence of two global crises - inequality and climate breakdown and supports brave, innovative efforts that inspire and challenge industry to harness its power for good. It has two focus areas: Fashion and the Built Environment and one cross-cutting programme: New Economy. The latter will work with financial actors as well as with the industry actors to foster a shift in the global financial system. It will also influence investments in fashion and the built environment, to explore how finance can be used to encourage or foster innovation and good business practice.

Location: The Foundation has offices in Europe, India, Brazil, Hong Kong and Bangladesh. The organisation is global in nature, as is the New Economy programme. Their work in the built environment will focus mainly on Europe initially, while fashion focuses on the most relevant producing countries.

The Foundation does not usually accept unsolicited applications. However, if you have an idea you can get in touch.

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Lennox Hannay Foundation
Type of project: health or the saving of lives; arts, culture or science; education; religion
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: only UK registered charities may apply
Grant size: most grants do not exceed £20,000 

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LGBTI Assistance Program

Type of project: A consortium of eight leading human rights and LGBTI organizations provides emergency assistance, advocacy funding and security support to human rights defenders and civil society organizations under threat or attack due to their work for LGBTI rights. The Program also supports targeted, time-bound advocacy campaigns to respond to threats or attacks on LGBTI human rights and human rights work, as well as assistance for individual victims or communities connected to funded advocacy campaigns. Security training is available to proactively assist organizations to continue their work more safely.

Location: Since 2012, Dignity for All has provided grants in 95 countries and territories

Eligibility: To qualify for emergency assistance, applicants must be under attack because of their work for LGBTI people or communities. Civil society organizations do not have to be officially registered to receive assistance but must be able to document at least six months of activism. Applications can be submitted in English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, Kiswahili, Turkish, Farsi, and Spanish.

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LinkedIn Foundation 

Type of project: We provide grants and resources to non-profits who support job seekers facing barriers to economic opportunity such as limited professional networks, low-income backgrounds, and in a transitional period of life. Groups supported include  youth, veterans, refugees, and formerly incarcerated job seekers. 

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Not-for-profit organisations may apply. Priority partnerships and grants go to organizations who: Operate with clear objectives and can measure the value of work;  Employ leadership teams or board members that represent the communities they serve; Have demonstrated impact and the ability to scale.

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L’Oreal Fund for Women

Type of project: Projects which help women; out of poverty; achieve social and professional integration; provide emergency assistance to refugee women; provide emergency assistance to disabled women; prevent domestic/sexual violence against women and support survivors; overcome obstacles to women and girls’ access to education.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Local charities and on the ground organizations working to support highly vulnerable women are eligible.

Deadline: Rolling until 2023

Grant size: Not stated. Please note that requests under €5,000 are not eligible

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Lush Charity Pot 

Type of project:  Grants to groups working in the areas of Animal Protection, Environment and Human Rights (incl. social justice, peace & equality). Grants prioritise projects that aim to create long-term change – because it’s crucially important to fund projects that aim to prevent and address the root cause of the problem.  That’s why, for example, priority would be given to a project that aims to stop deforestation (e.g. by challenging the palm oil industry) over one that aims to plant trees to restore an area that’s already deforested. 

Location:  UK & overseas 

Eligibility: To apply, your group should have annual incomes of less than £250,000 and be run entirely or predominantly by volunteers.   You don’t have to be UK based, but, in the case of overseas projects, these should be run by local people and with their direction.  Grants support ‘non-violent direct action’ groups, i.e. those which have no intention of physically harming others or threatening to do so. Social enterprises are not eligible. 

Grant size: Average grants range from £2,000 - £4,000. Charity Pot grants are generally directed towards campaigning project costs; however, core costs are occasionally considered where a detailed budget and explanation is provided.  However, salary costs cannot be funded. 

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The Marr Manning Trust
Type of projects: 
two focus areas: 1) education, including access to education by marginalised groups; Quality of teaching; equality for female and disabled students and; 2) Livelihoods projects including secure employment; Access to finance, support to entrepreneurs; market access
Location: sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Sub-Continent and South East Asia
Eligibility: registered, independent charitable organisations and NGOs with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1m
Grant size: 14 grants were supported in 2017/8 with a total value of £372,888

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Mathew Good Foundation

Type of project: Every three months, the Foundation shares £10,000 between 5 shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment. The project that receives the most votes from employees of the John Good Group will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, third place £2,000 and fourth and fifth place will both receive £1,000.

Location: UK & overseas

Eligibility: Your application must be on behalf of a local community group, charity, voluntary group or social enterprise that has a positive impact on communities, people or the environment and has an average income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months. We actively encourage applications from UK registered charities that operate overseas.

Grant size: Up to 3,500

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Medica Mondiale 
Type of project: combating and preventing sexualised and gender-based violence against women in war and conflict zones
Location: south-eastern Europe; the African Great Lakes Region; Iraq, especially Central Iraq; West Africa
Eligibility: women-led organisations working in collaboration with other human and women’s rights movements who are formally registered as non-governmental and non-profit organisations
Budget: €10,000 - €15,000 per year

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Medical Missionary News 

Type of project: A faith-based funder, MMN works with local organisations who communicate the love of God through the provision of sustainable healthcare services, education and training and prayer in the following medical settings: Mission hospitals and clinics, community health care, care for the disabled and orphaned, health education programmes and disaster relief and support. 

Location: Worldwide 

Eligibility: The Trustees welcome proposals from any registered organisation (either from the UK or overseas) which has a project that meet their funding priorities. The Trustees will not usually award grants to an applicant that is not known or who has failed MMN’s due diligence checks. 

Grant size: Varying amounts. A 10-15% contribution to overheads can be included provided that the applicant is able to demonstrate costs are essential for, and directly linked to, the project

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Medicor Foundation

Type of project: The Foundation focuses on international development. We select convincing projects in the fields of education, health and social care which contribute to the sustainable improvement of the wellbeing and empowerment of vulnerable and disadvantaged people. 

Location: Africa (45% of funding allocation), Latin America and The Caribbean (30% of funding allocation) and Eastern Europe (25%). Project activities should be implemented in one country only. 

Eligibility: National and international NGOs may apply. International partners are based in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Austria or Germany. Preferably, they are active in several countries and have implemented a good number of successful projects. National partners are based in and active in the countries where we already support projects. They are registered locally.

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The Mercury Phoenix Trust 

Type of project: The Trust's work concentrates on fighting HIV/AIDS in the developing world by funding programmes that focus on education and awareness.

Location: Worldwide. A list of existing programme locations can be seen here. 

Eligibility: We only fund registered charities and do not fund individuals or give travel grants.

Grant size: In 2019/20 grants ranged from c £1,000 – 30.000

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Michael and Susan Dell Foundation 
Type of project: serving children living in urban poverty, particularly in the areas of education, family economic stability (including microfinance) and childhood health.
Location: USA, India, South Africa
Eligibility: generally, the foundation does not provide grants to support: individuals, medical research projects, event fundraisers or sponsorships, lobbying of any kind or endowments
Grant size: the foundation generally will not fund more than 25 percent of a project’s budget or more than 10 percent of an organisation’s total annual operating expenses

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The Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe & Asia
Type of project:  (1) conservation of the environment, (2) education of the public in environmental conservation and (3) relief of poverty in any part of the world. Within these broad objectives, the Fund gives particular consideration to any grants for projects that also support the economic and social development of local communities in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Location:  Europe and Africa especially where the Fund has a presence. 
Eligibility: The Fund does not make grants to individuals or for religious, political or lobbying purposes. It does not support any organisation that discriminates based on race, colour, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or handicap, and only makes direct grants and donations to charitable or non-profit organizations or academic institutions.
Grant size: Total grant funding of between £200,000 - £300,000 per annum
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MoneyGram Foundation

Type of project: Grant-seeking organizations with a focus on financial literacy and/or workforce development/job readiness may submit an inquiry. Please make sure to provide a valid email, contact name, link to your organization's website, and a brief description of the project or program for which you are seeking funding. The Foundation staff reviews all inquiries on a quarterly basis. If your organization is selected to apply, you will be contacted and provided with instructions regarding how to submit a formal proposal.

Location: Worldwide 

Eligibility: Grant-seeking organizations are eligible for consideration if they meet the following requirements: The proposal addresses a community need related to financial literacy or workforce development/job readiness; Organizations must qualify as tax-exempt public charities. If invited to apply, the MoneyGram Foundation will request documentation to verify U.S. tax-exempt status or its international equivalent.

Grant size: $10,000 USD to $60,000 

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The National Lottery Community Fund’s Digital Fund 
Type of project: the Fund is looking at how it can enable digital specialists to offer free assistance to small organisations
Location: the UK 
Eligibility: small voluntary sector organisations can get in touch to find out more about this initiative

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Nestle Foundation 
Type of project: The Foundation's work is primarily concerned with human nutrition research issues dealing with 1) maternal and child nutrition, including breastfeeding and complementary feeding; 2) macro- and micronutrient deficiencies and imbalances; 3) interactions between infection and nutrition, and 4) nutrition education and health promotion. Projects which have strong capacity building elements, and the implementation of the results of a research project will be considered favourably. 
Location: The developing world 
Eligibility: Eligible institutions are departments or institutes from universities, hospitals other institutions of higher education in low- or lower middle-income countries. Joint applications from more than once institution (especially South-South) are welcomed. Joint applications from more than one institution involving a North South collaboration may also be considered. For project applications demonstrating North-South collaboration, it is important that the following criteria are fulfilled: (i) the Principal Investigator is from the South and the proposal has relevance to nutritional problems of the South, and (ii) the majority of the budget is earmarked for the South, and (iii) demonstration on the completion of the project of institution and capacity building in a sustainable manner in the South.
Grant size: up to US$100,000 per year or up to US$300,000 over 3 years.  

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Network for Empowered Aid Response (NEAR)´s The Change Fund 

Type of project: The Change Fund is a funding mechanism created to provide quick, flexible and focused emergency response funding to community-based local organisations in 27 priority countries in the Global South. With localisation as its core pillar, an essential criterion is that beneficiary organisations are embedded within their communities; that is, woven into the social fabric of the communities they serve. There are currently no restrictions on what activities can be implemented with the funds as long as they contribute to alleviating the challenges faced by a community in crisis.

Location:  Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia

Eligibility: Applicants must made by NEAR members when a crisis is declared. The two most essential requirements for grant approval are: 1. an active registration or licence from a government authority confirming non-governmental or non-profit status; 2. a copy of the organisation’s most recent financial report.  

Grant size: more than US$ 1 million has been disbursed to eight organisations to date.

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The Noel Buxton Trust's African Grants
Type of projects: 
hard-to-fund community-led organisations working to build local sustainable livelihoods, such as small business support and training and microfinance in both urban and rural settings
Location: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan
Eligibility: trustees tend to offer grants to smaller, grass-roots organisations. The trustees welcome applications from diaspora-led organisations based and registered in the UK. The trust is also considers direct applications from registered civil society organisations in Africa
Grant size: maximum grant is £5000 per year for up to three years

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The Oak Foundation
Type of projects: there are six main programmes are: Environment, Child Abuse, Housing and Homelessness, International Human Rights, Issues Affecting Women and Learning Differences. There are four national programmes: Brazil, Denmark, India and Zimbabwe
Location: worldwide
Grant size: there is an annual grant-making budget of more than $200m. Except in special circumstances or in Zimbabwe, the foundation generally does not provide programme grants under US$25,000

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OCHA Fund for investigations into sexual exploitation, abuse, and sexual harassment
Type of projects: contract investigative staff or to commission an investigation by a qualified company; reimburse a provider of investigative services where investigation is provided by a partner organisation; fund auxiliary investigation costs including travel, translation services in country of investigation
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: IASC organisations and affiliated partners that do not have dedicated investigations capacity, or have limited investigations capacity
Grant size: expected between $30,000 and $60,000

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The Old Dart Foundation 
Type of project: initiatives to improve health, literacy, education and employment opportunities among impoverished women, children and young people
Location: Peru, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Chile
Grant size: grants ranged from £5,000 - £500,000 in 2017

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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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The Open Technology Fund's Internet Freedom Fund

Type of project: Projects and people working on open and accessible technology-focused projects that promote human rights, Internet freedom, open societies. The fund focused on four key areas: Technology Development - development of innovative Internet freedom technology, prototypes, and projects as well as core infrastructure projects that serve the Internet freedom and human rights communities; Applied Research - this research may include identifying how, why, or where censorship is happening, studying specific Internet freedom tools and ways to improve them, advancing knowledge around what types of content censors target, or assessing threats to Internet freedom in a specific geographic context; Digital Security - OTF aims to fill missing digital security capacity needs for on-the-ground organizations promoting human rights, focusing on those fighting to increase free expression and Internet freedom and; Community Convenings - funding that empowers Internet freedom communities to become stronger and vibrant by focusing on cultivating deeper trust relationships, improving knowledge share and collaboration, and supporting and diversifying the next generation of leaders.

Location: communities from the Global South living in repressive environments.

Eligibility: Non-profit organization/non-government organization, including U.S.-based NGO, PIO, or foreign NGO; Non-profit university or research institution in any country; for-profit organization or business in any country

Grant size: $50,000 - $200,000. Please note this is a performance-based contract with payment issued on completion of stated objectives, activities, and deliverables.

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Open Technology Fund - Rapid Response Fund 
Type of project:  The Rapid Response Fund aims to facilitate the digital emergency response community to resolve threats in a timely and comprehensive manner for individuals, communities, and organizations whose free expression has recently been repressed. To resolve digital emergencies, OTF offers both direct financial support as well as technical services from trusted partners to high-risk people and organizations, such as bloggers, cyber activists, journalists, and human rights defenders. 
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Any organization or person within OTF’s remit who requires urgent assistance related to a digital emergency can apply
Grant size:   Average grants are between US$5,000 and $25,000. Grants cannot exceed $50,000 
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Patagonia world trout grants programme
Type of projects: working to restore and protect wild, self-sustainable trout, salmon and other fish species within their native range. This includes both indigenous freshwater and saltwater fish
Location: United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Australia, Chile, Argentina, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Austria and the Czech Republic
Eligibility: small, grassroots, activist organisations with charitable status (or with a fiscal sponsor with such status)
Grant range: $5000 - $15,000

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Paul Hamlyn Trust Open Grants Fund, India

COVID-19 update to current grantees
Type of projects: 
health, education, governance, livelihoods, and empowerment. The fund assists NGOs to consciously design and develop programmes which assist communities to build on their strengths, ensure that their rights and entitlements are not usurped and help them deal with the critical factors that make them vulnerable. Such groups might include: Ultra poor families in mixed communities; Dalit communities; Tribal communities fighting for or dispossessed of their land and resources; Women; Disabled people, particularly children; Communities with little or no access to health services or education; Unorganised labour
Location: only in the Indian states of: Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal & Assam
Eligibility: organisations supported must be local Indian NGOs with Foreign Contribution Regulation Act registration. Non-Indian organisations or locally registered branches of non-Indian organisations are not supported
Grant size: There is no minimum or maximum grant size. The funder does not usually fund 100% of the amount requested. They can support overheads and running costs; applicants must be able to explain how these costs are calculated

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Paung Sie Facility
Type of project: responsive financial and technical support to demand-driven, catalytic initiatives which promote social cohesion in Myanmar
Location: Myanmar
Eligibility: local, national and international organisations are eligible but applications from local initiatives and organisations are particularly encouraged
Budget: $5,000 - $200,000

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PLR Trust

Type of project: The Trust´s vision is to: Improve human livelihoods through viable and sustainable projects; Prioritise projects that support people in need; Support activities that have positive and sustainable outcomes; Fund pivotal change rather than ongoing operational activity. We have particular but not exclusive interest in working with organisations that support the elderly, those in financial difficulties, the disabled, children and refugees. We are also committed to building a rapport with the charities that we support and would be willing to engage with developing their projects.

Location: UK & overseas 

Grant size: £10,000 on average. Smaller and larger grants are considered on the merits of the proposed project.

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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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The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) - Grant Programme
Type of project: support for organisations working to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Location: special attention is given to Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Burundi, Tanzania and Kenya

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The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation
Type of projects: 
the primary areas of interest are the built environment, responsible business and enterprise, young people and education, and global sustainability
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK registered not-for-profit organisations that support grassroots community-based projects
Grant size: average £1500, maximum £5000

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Pro Victimis Foundation
Type of projects: 
bringing about lasting changes in the lives of the most vulnerable communities by supporting primarily the victims of forgotten or unrecognised disasters, including extreme forms of exploitation, chronic consequences of armed conflict, natural or industrial disasters, etc. Priority is given to issues which receive little or no international attention and innovative approaches
Location: Africa: Algeria; Burundi; Liberia; Morocco; Rwanda; Sierra Leone. Asia: Cambodia; Laos; Nepal. America: El Salvador; Guatemala; Nicaragua; El Salvador; Guatemala; Nicaragua
Eligibility: hard to fund national or international NGOs with recognized expertise and a proven track record 

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Purposeful 

Type of project: Purposeful is an Africa-rooted global hub for girls’ organising and activism. Our vision is that girls can live in safety, dignity and freedom. Groups can submit a profile to be considered for funding opportunities and connect with other girl activists in your region. 

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: We accept applications from diverse groups of girls, including: Girls under 19 running formal or informal initiatives, including unregistered groups and groups without bank accounts; Collectives led by girls and those in partnership with young women under 30 including cis girls, trans girls, intersex and non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth and any girl-identified youth; Girl allies’ organisations and collectives led by intergenerational groups of women that have a track record of working with girls in ways that shift power; Organisations and collectives who demonstrate active participatory leadership models that include girls and young women in decision making. 

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The Queen Anne's Gate Foundation
Type of projects: making potentially unproductive lives productive
Location: predominantly the UK and Asia
Grant size: total grant funding for 2017 was £204,049

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The Randal Charitable Foundation

Type of project: The Foundation supports causes connected to health, mental health, addiction, poverty, education and social disadvantage, with a particular emphasis on those which demonstrate they are able to directly save lives.

Location: UK & overseas

Eligibility: UK based registered charities or organisations may apply.

Grant size: Generally < £3,000. Larger grants are also made.

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Rhododendron Trust
Type of projects: the education, social development and medical well-being of young people
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: generally smaller charities
Grant size: grants totalled £123,000 in 2018

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Right Sharing of World Resources

Type of project: Income-generating, self-employment projects to small, grassroots women’s groups that do not have access to other adequate funding. Our grants are for micro-enterprise, self-employment projects. We help with seed money and training so that a group can begin a revolving loan fund for members to take loans to begin their own small businesses. It is important to us that the women work together in self-help groups and use the RSWR resources to help themselves grow into independent and strong groups.

Location: Sierra Leone.

Eligibility: In Sierra Leone, all groups must be self-directed by the women beneficiaries themselves. The leadership and management must come from within the group. The group cannot be formed or managed by outside coordinators. Additionally, the group must be registered with the local authorities and have a bank account, and the signers on the bank account must be three women who are members of the group. Groups should be less than 20 years old and have an annual budget of less than $4,000.

Grant size: Up to US $5,500

Deadline: We accept proposals from the Western and Northern Provinces of Sierra Leone from January 1 to June 30 and from the Eastern and Southern Provinces from July 1 to December 31. We strongly recommend that proposals be received by us at least a month in advance of these deadlines.

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Rivers Foundation
Type of projects: Social welfare and humanitarian aid projects both in the developing world
and the UK.  The Trust prefers to support charities which benefit people affected by multiple factors of inequality including poverty, disability, age, gender, ethnic status, or the poor medical, welfare or educational infrastructure in their country. 
Eligibility: Charities registered in the UK may apply
Grant size: £500 - £1,500. In 2017-18, grants totalled £58,000. £27,000 went to charities which work in the developing world. 

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The Robert Bosch Stiftung 
Type of projects: The Foundation is open to receiving short summaries of new project ideas, provided they are in line with their strategic and funding principles. These are: Education; Society (including Civil Society; Migration; Youth & Democracy); Health (including chronic disease care); International Relations; Science & Research. 
Application procedure: The procedure is a two-stage process. Firstly, you submit your project idea. The idea summarizes the content and financing of the envisaged project. The Foundation will contact you to confirm whether they can pursue your idea further and if so, you will be invited to submit a comprehensive project application.
Location: Worldwide
Type of projects: The Foundation does not accept proposals for building projects, investments, manufacturing facilities, ongoing infrastructure costs, projects that have been proposed in the past, Printing costs, Evaluation measures outside the scope of projects carried out or supported by the Foundation.  

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The Roddenberry Foundation Catalyst Fund 

Type of project: Early-stage idea or project that addresses pressing global challenges such as big ideas or projects that depart from the status quo and require us to look at a problem and its solution in a new light. These ideas have a high potential for impact across an entire community, city, or country. They tend to leverage existing infrastructure, build on partnerships (public and private), and improve on what’s already out there. Big ideas push boundaries and challenge convention. The Fund is geared towards small and/or early-stage ideas and projects that need a capital infusion to launch or prove viability. Catalyst awardees are typically piloting a program, venturing into new territory, on the cusp of launching, or pivoting in a new direction.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Eligible candidates may be individuals, teams of individuals, non-profit organizations, or social enterprises. To be eligible, all applicants must: Be 18 years of age or older; Apply in English; Be able to legally receive grant funding. 

Grant size: $2,500 – $15,000

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Sabancı Foundation Open Call Grant Programme 
Type of project: The grant program supports education projects working to promote equal access to opportunities for women, youth and persons with disabilities. The projects should cover at least one of the aspects below: Supporting Quality Education; Securing Access to Education and Retention; Supporting Rights Based Non-Formal Education.
Location: Turkey
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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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The Said Foundation
Type of projects: 
the Foundation has a long-term commitment to supporting the needs of children and young people with disabilities. The current priority is supporting Syrian children in Jordan and Lebanon, and the host communities that support them
Location: Jordan and Lebanon
Eligibility: the Foundation welcomes new proposal applications, however the humanitarian crisis in Syria has resulted in resources being heavily committed to existing partners and projects. Before submitting a grant application they recommend that you contact them for the most up to date information about funding priorities

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The Segal Family Foundation

Type of project: The Foundation partners with outstanding organizations improving and cultivating healthy, productive and empathetic youth. Focus areas are adolescent sexual and reproductive health; improving access to quality education and increasing youth employment.

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa, especially East Africa

Eligibility: Organizations that are more likely to be considered for a grant: Are small and early stage; Have an annual budget ranging between $50,000 and $500,000; Demonstrate at least two years of operations and successful fundraising to support such operations; Have paid staff and a board of directors or advisory committee; Are legally registered as a non-profit organization in the country of operations; are not local affiliates of international organisations.

Grant size: First-time grants typically range from $10,000-$30,000.

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Sir Halley Stuart Trust 

Type of project:  The Trust has a particular focus on supporting innovative research projects and new pioneering development projects, primarily through the provision of salary costs.  We fund Medical, Social and Religious projects, with Education being a theme that runs across all three grant-making areas. The Trust is underpinned by Christian values but welcomes applications from other faith and non-faith projects.

Location: UK & overseas

Grant size: Main grants: up to £30,000 per year. Small Grants: one-off grants for up to £5,000,

Eligibility: Applications must be made via a UK registered charity with a specific Safeguarding Policy that complies with your sector obligations and best practice regarding safeguarding. We strongly encourage all prospective applicants to contact our secretary via phone or email to explore the suitability of a project and the best time to apply, before starting an application. The Trust’s contact details can be found here. 

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Southern Africa Trust
Type of project: Projects with a poverty reduction agenda. Grant support has been allocated towards food security, governance for development, trade with focus on informal cross border trade, migration and socio protection and capacity building of civil society. We accept unsolicited proposals from organisations that believe that their programmes will add value to the mission and objectives of the Trust.
Location: The Trust works within the Southern African Development Community, comprised of 16 Member States; Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa,  Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Eligibility: Most grantees are national network associations that implement projects with a regional reach and grants are also allocated to regional networks, regional apex organisations, social movements and media houses.
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Tahir Foundation 
Type of project
: The Foundation funds a variety of time-bound projects and collaborative activities that promote the core aim of improving access to adequate healthcare and education especially for disadvantaged, marginalized populations facing the greatest barriers to the advancement of their quality of life. They also provide free heart surgeries and cancer treatments for children. 
Location: Indonesia
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The Generations Trust 
Type of project: Projects which aim to provide a better quality of life for children who need it the most; those who are disabled, disadvantaged, or struggle with ill health. The Trust also supports environmental protection and conservation projects. 
Location: UK & developing countries
Eligibility: Before applying, applicants are advised to contact the Trust before applying.-
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Tanzania Development Trust
Type of projects: 
combating poverty and disease among the people of Tanzania by the development of education, health and other social services, the improvement of water supplies, other  communal facilities, and the promotion of self-help activities
Location: Tanzania. Priority is given to projects in these regions: Dodoma, Kagera, Kigoma, Lindi, Mara, Mtwara, Pemba North, Pwani, Shinyanga, Singida, Simiyu and Tabora
Eligibility: the Trust does not fund grants to:  individuals; purchase, maintenance and running costs of transport; salaries, allowances, per diems; or running costs of an organisation. However, it may consider training costs in order to develop and assist a project in its implementation and sustainability
Grant size: less than £6000

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Texel Foundation 

Type of project: We partner with charities and social enterprises which promote the causes we care about most: health, education, social impact and artistic opportunity. 
Health - We fund medical research and clinical trials to help prevent and cure life-threatening or limiting conditions. We also give grants to organisations which provide end-of-life care, promote new, safer or more inclusive practices, or support those suffering from anxiety or poor mental health.
Education - As well as supporting the traditional side of education through university scholarships, internships and bursaries, we assist professional teaching programmes that, for example, train teachers and doctors to work in rural areas. We also promote the education of professionals and communities on social issues, such as modern slavery, food poverty and homelessness.
Social Impact - We sponsor organisations that promote skills development and apprenticeships to enable financial independence. Our partners in this area might also support victims of social exclusion resulting from physical or mental impairment, political events, natural disasters or socio-economic status.

Location: Worldwide. A list of current grant locations is available here. 

Grant size: We offer a range of different grants including the options of unrestricted and matched funding. We recognise the full costs associated with running a VCSE organisation and encourage grant applicants to include operational costs in their funding requests.

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Thackery Medical Research Trust 
Type of project:  supporting international charitable medical supply organisations. This may include establishing sustainable supply chains for the production, distribution and use of medical equipment in areas of the world that are poorly supplied. Projects which relieve and prevent disease and sickness in under-developed countries by supporting appropriate research and manufacture of medical products will also be considered
Location: UK and developing countries
Grant size: the Trust has an annual budget of £30,000 and aims to offer grants to more than one organisation

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The True Colours Trust Small Grants Programme Africa
Type of projects:
 promoting and developing palliative care for adults and children in Africa, including improving access to appropriate pain relief
Location: Africa
Eligibility: local African and UK organisations may apply
Grant size: £500 - £5000

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Trafigura Foundation 
Type of project: Programmes that achieve effective and lasting impact in the Foundation’s two focus areas: Fair and Sustainable Employment and Clean and Safe Supply Chains. Programmes must contribute to our commitment to help people reach their full potential. As such, we favour programmes that demonstrate strong ownership, build local capacities and clearly articulate how to increase the autonomy of beneficiaries.
Location: Countries where Trafigura Group has operations. For the full list please see here.  
Eligibility: Small- to medium-sized NGOs or small projects within larger NGOs are eligible.

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Translators Without Borders (TSF)

Type of project: TSF helps non-profit organisations overcome communication barriers, increasing access to critical information and services while fostering a climate of understanding, respect, and dignity in times of great need. We work with a global network of translators to provide professional translations to non-profit organizations working in humanitarian assistance, helping those most in need.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Non-governmental, non-profit organisations with legal status in its country of incorporation may apply. Documents must have a clear humanitarian/development purpose that will help aid workers in crises, health or education or will be directly used by vulnerable people. Legal, fundraising, HR or lobbying documents cannot be translated under this scheme.

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Ukraine edition of Culture of Solidarity Fund

Type of project: The Fund aims to support cultural initiatives that, in the midst of turmoil and crisis, reinforce European solidarity and the idea of Europe as a shared public space. It is now considering cultural emergency requests and joint European actions to stand with Ukraine. It specifically supports European cultural initiatives in the following areas: disinformation, misinformation, propaganda filter bubbles, fake news, ongoing war ‘infodemic’ by supporting independent, alternative, and trusted (digital) media; individuals fleeing their homes and looking for shelter in Ukraine or in exile by providing safe cultural spaces; forces of fragmentation by investing in artistic and cultural expressions withstanding the harsh realities of conflict and acting for a peaceful future of Ukraine and Europe.  

Location: Ukraine

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The United Nations Fund for Victims of Torture Emergency Grants 
Type of project: The Fund may, on an exceptional basis, consider emergency requests for projects that provide direct medical, psychological, social, economic, legal, educational or other forms of assistance to torture victims and members of their family. Emergency grants may be awarded to projects operating in exceptional circumstances such as a sudden increase in the number of victims of torture to be assisted due to human rights and/or humanitarian crisis, or other circumstances, which prompt the need for urgent assistance to victims of torture and their family members.
Grant size: No more than $100,000
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UNDP Small Grants Programme
Type of projects: biodiversity, climate change mitigation and adaptation, land degradation and sustainable forest management, international waters and chemicals
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: local communities including indigenous people, community-based organizations and other non-governmental groups may apply
Grant size: the programme provides grants of up to $50,000

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UNICEF Innovation Fund
Project:  The Innovation Fund allows UNICEF to quickly assess, fund and grow open-source solutions that can improve children’s lives. Financial and technological support is available for companies that are using technology in innovative ways to improve the world
Location: UNICEF programme countries. 
Eligibility: Applications must come from private companies registered in eligible countries. NGOs can be listed as partners; however, the company must bear all the contractual responsibilities. 
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United States African Development Foundation´s Fund for the Development of Africa (ADF)

Type of project: African‐designed and African‐driven solutions that address grassroots economic and social problem in underserved and marginalized community groups and enterprises. The grants help organizations create tangible benefits such as increasing or sustaining the number of jobs in a community, improving income levels, and addressing social development needs.

Location: Africa 

Grant size: Up to $20,000 (preferably $5,000 ‐ $10,000)

Eligibility: Legally registered local organisations with solely local staff may apply. 

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The Urgent Action Fund Asia and the Pacific's rapid response grant-making programme 
Type of project: protection and support to women, non-binary (e.g., lesbian, Trans) human rights defenders or organisations that face urgent risk in their advocacy to uphold women’s human rights and human rights. There are two funding streams: 1) Security and Well-being Grants and 2) Resourcing Resilience Grants.
Location: Asia and the Pacific
Eligibility: women/non-binary people must be the primary beneficiaries of the grant, preferably channelled via a women’s rights organisation
Grant size: up to USD $5,000

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Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights

Covid-19 update
Type of project: responding to security threats or unexpected advocacy opportunities experienced by women, transgender, or gender non-conforming, activists and human rights defenders
Location: Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the South Caucuses, and the following countries: Canada, Turkey, United States, and Russia. There are separate Urgent Action Funds for Africa and Latin America
Eligibility: applications must be Women/Trans-led. Women/Trans people must be the primary decision-makers in the organisation, group, or action. 
Grant size: applicants for Security Grants can request up to $8,000 USD for immediate needs (for use within 3 months). Applicants for Opportunity Grants can request up to $8,000 USD for activities that will be carried out within the next 6 months

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Urgent Action Fund – Africa 
Type of project: Strategic interventions that take advantage of opportunities to advance women’s human rights. Such opportunities arise when an unexpected event – positive or negative – creates a situation in which rapid intervention can have a significant impact. Grants are made in 5 categories: Defending the defenders; Protecting women’s individual dignity, safety and autonomy; Justice and the rule of law; Economic Justice; Natural Resource Governance & Climate Change. Fund-Africa is not able to make grants for humanitarian efforts, general programme activities, or individual participation in conferences.
Location: Africa
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USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures fund 
Type of project: DIV is USAID’s open innovation programme that tests and scales creative solutions to any global development challenge, funding products, technologies, services, or applications that can scale breakthrough solutions to critical global development challenges
Location: any country in which USAID operates
Eligibility: DIV accepts applications from U.S. and non-U.S. organisations, non-profit and for-profit entities  
Grant size: three tiers of start-up financing: Stage 1: Proof of Concept ideas can receive up to $200,000 in seed funding over 3 years. Stage 2: Testing and Positioning for Scale applicants can get $200,000 to $1,500,000 in supporting grants for 3 years. Stage 3: Scaling solutions can ask for $1,500,000 to $5,000,000 in investments over 5 years

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USAID’s Engagement for Equity Programme
Type of project: conducting complex advocacy and awareness campaigns in cooperation with stakeholders from diverse segments of society and government; engaging in formulation of policy recommendations on select democracy and governance and economic empowerment issues, drawn from consultations with citizens and other stakeholders; monitoring and tracking the implementation of targeted legislation, reforms, and initiatives of high importance to vulnerable and marginalised groups. Awards will be made in five thematic areas: Women in Governance and Economy; Empowering Women through Enhanced Awareness of Women’s Property Rights; Increased protection and awareness of vulnerable populations’ rights; Expand Participation of Persons with Disabilities (PwD); and Expand Youth Participation
Location: Kosovo
Eligibility: legally registered Kosovo-based non-profit and non-governmental entities may apply. Public international organisations are ineligible
Grant size: up to $25,000

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ViiV Positive Action for Girls and Women Small Grants Programme [PDF]
Type of project: community-led interventions that address either: sexual violence; harmful practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM); early and forced marriage; sexual and reproductive health and rights for underserved and vulnerable girls
Location: resource-limited settings
Eligibility: non-governmental and either not-for-profit or have a social purpose
Grant size: £5,000 - £25,000 per year for 2 years

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Van Neste Foundation
Type of project:  We will be assessing appeals on how effective they are in reaching one or all of the three areas: Social Change, Children and Young People; the Developing World. In the latter category, the Foundation expects the majority of grants to be within the UK but also want to support Charities working in the developing world where their objectives coincide with our focus on Social Change and Children and Young People.
Location: UK & the developing world
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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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The Wallace Global Fund 
Type of project: priority areas: 1) challenge corporate power; 2) defend and renew democracy; 3) protect the environment; 4) promote truth & create freedom in the media; 5) advance women’s human rights and empowerment
Location: worldwide 
Eligibility: US and international organisations with or without a US fiscal sponsor may apply 

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The Waterloo Foundation world development main grants programme
Type of projects: 
sexual and reproductive health, nutrition
Location: developing countries
Eligibility: UK-based charities prioritised, many of whom work in close partnership with smaller local NGOs based in the countries in which they operate. The funder can consider providing some support towards the capacity-building of local NGO partners as part of a grant to support project delivery. Local CSOs will need to provide a reference
Grant size: £50,000 - £100,000 over 1-3 years

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The Waterloo Foundation world development small grants programme
Type of projects: 
nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, education and WASH
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: grants will be prioritised for small UK charities led by committed individuals, especially those based in Wales, which are working to deliver projects in developing countries
Grant size: under £10,000 over a one to two year period

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The Watson Family Charitable Trust 
Type of project: medical and for humanitarian purposes
Location: Northern Ireland and Uganda
Grant size: £1,000 - £20,000

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The Weeden Foundation Quick Response Biodiversity Fund
Type of project: critical habitat acquisition projects 
Location: South America 
Eligibility: non-profit conservation organisations may apply 
Grant size: $10,000 - $50,000

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Wellcome Trust Innovator Awards
Type of project: Innovator Awards are open to researchers who are developing healthcare innovations that could have a major and measurable impact on human health working in any scientific discipline and on any type of technology
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: individuals and teams from not-for-profit and commercial organisations can apply. Collaborations are encouraged 
Deadline: apply online at any time. Shortlisting meetings happen every three months
Grant size: up to £500,000, or up to £750,000 for multidisciplinary collaborations

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Women´s Peace & Humanitarian Fund: Rapid Response Window on Women's Participation in Peace Processes

Type of project: Financing for strategic and urgent services and initiatives that support the participation of women peacebuilders and women’s civil society organizations in national, subnational and international formal peace processes. Funding Stream 1 for Direct Support includes logistical and technical support that would increase the likelihood of a woman CSO representative to actively participate in or influence a peace process or the implementation of a peace agreement – such as the cost of travel arrangements, childcare, access for persons with disabilities, interpretation needs, expert advisory support, etc Location: Peace processes in all ODA eligible countries with a track 1 or track 2 peace process, including non WPHF-eligible countries. Funding Stream 2 is to support a range of partners to deliver rapid grants (6 months maximum) for projects that address diverse barriers to women’s influence and participation in peace processes or the implementation of a peace agreement.

Eligibility: Local and national civil society organizations are invited to submit a request for support, including coalitions of CSOs. Women-led organizations are especially encouraged to apply. Proof of legal registration (or legal status) is not required for an application for direct support.

Grant size: Funding Stream 1: Direct Support up to $25,000. Funding Stream 2: Short Term Grants stream up to $100,000.

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Zagoriy Foundation 

Type of project: Developing a culture of charitable giving in the Ukraine is the Foundation´s mission. It works on this goal through the promotion of best practices and the formation of charity trends. Through its grant program it aims to increase the capacity of the third sector to provide charitable assistance and to increase the number of people willing and able to help others. 

Location: Ukraine

Eligibility: Funding can go to public organizations, including unions, associations and other associations of public organizations, charitable organizations, including charitable foundations and international charitable foundations that are officially registered in Ukraine and have a code of unprofitability.

Grant size: up to 300 000 UAH

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