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: January 2022

The Rhododendron Trust

Type of project: Social welfare and humanitarian aid projects.

Location: UK & the developing world.

Eligibility: UK registered charities may apply.

Grant size: £500 and £1,500

Closing date: January 

APPLY HERE 

Grand Challenges Global Call-to-Action Digital Health Services for Pregnant Women

Type of project: Patient-facing digital health services for pregnant women that have been developed and are actively being provided in sub-Saharan Africa. We will consider proposals for services that can support or contribute to our Antenatal Risk Stratification (ARS) vision via digital applications. ARS is a portfolio of devices and data that predicts a pregnant woman’s risk of experiencing adverse birth outcomes in early pregnancy. 

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Eligibility: This initiative is open to organizations actively working in sub-Saharan Africa, including non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions. Collaborations with partners in the north is acceptable however, at least 80% of the funding
needs to be awarded directly to organizations actively working in sub-Saharan Africa.

Grant size: up to USD $500,000 for each project, with a grant term of 6 to 24 months depending on the scope of the project.

Deadline: 13 January

APPLY HERE 

Grand Challenges Global Call-to-Action - Innovations in Eliminating NTDs 

Type of project: We invite proposals that will address one or more of the following areas: Methods to rapidly map Neglected Tropical Diseases, including integrated mapping; Methods to better target existing interventions; Strategies to target subgroups routinely missed by programs; Approaches to vector surveillance; Integrated surveillance that leverages other health surveillance platforms; Strategies for post-elimination surveillance, including cross-border surveillance.

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.  

Eligibility: Non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions based in sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia may apply. 

Grant size: up to USD $200,000 for 18 months. Indirect costs will be considered in addition to the $200,000 award subject to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's indirect cost policy.  

Deadline: 13 January

APPLY HERE 

The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust

Type of project: Project that helps bring about a more peaceful, just and sustainable world, embodying Quaker values through a fearless approach to social and structural innovations in policy or practice.

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: UK registered charities, NGOs, public bodies and social enterprises may apply.

Grant size: £1,000 - £5,000

Closing date: 14 January

APPLY HERE 

International Peacemakers’ Fund

Type of project: Financial support to grassroots initiatives that work towards peace and reconciliation in war torn communities around the globe. Selected projects use nonviolent methods to address causes of conflict, promote dialogue and build reconciliation.

Location: Worldwide 

Eligibility: Priority is given to grassroots initiatives with local pacemakers, applicants looking to training others as trainers, smaller community-based projects and projects that engage with the community through local partners. Applicants must have an annual income of no more than £100,000. 

Grant size: £3,000 – £4,000

Deadline: 15 January 

APPLY HERE 

The Steel Charitable Trust 

Type of project: The Trust´s five funding categories are Arts & Heritage, Education, Environment, Health, and Social or Economic Disadvantage. Until 2023, the Health category is focused on: improving mental health across all ages and/or health care for older people. Within the Social or Economic Disadvantage category, the focus until 2023 is: disadvantaged children and/or housing and homeless people. There are no specific categories within their other focus areas. Trustees will consider contributions towards core costs and capital works as well as specific projects.

Location: UK & overseas

Eligibility: Trustees will consider applications for grants that benefit people living outside the UK but only if the charity that applies is registered in the UK. The applicant must have an annual turnover of over £50,000 and at least one year of accounts. 

Grant size: £10,000 - £25,000 

Deadline: 20 January

APPLY HERE 

USAID High Impact Maternal, New-born and Child Health

Type of project: improve maternal, new-born, and child health (MNCH) outcomes among vulnerable women and children in underserved areas. The objectives are to 1) improve availability and accessibility of MNCH services; 2) improve the quality of MNCH services and 3) increase demand for and use of high-quality MNCH services among vulnerable women and children. 

Location: Burma

Eligibility: Eligibility is not restricted. USAID welcomes applicants from organisations who have no previously received funding from them.  

Grant size: One grant of $20m over a 5-year period.  

Closing date: 21 January 

APPLY HERE 

GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation.

Type of project: This new Fund will help accelerate the testing, adoption and scalability of digital innovations that enable the world’s most vulnerable populations to adapt, anticipate and absorb the negative impacts of climate change. The Fund is seeking solutions that leverage digital technology, particularly mobile, to deliver climate resilience and adaptation solutions to and with low-income and vulnerable populations. 

Location: Countries that are eligible to receive official development assistance across Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Latin America and Eastern Europe. 

Eligibility: Start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises that derive the majority of their income from commercial activities may apply. NGOs will need to demonstrate that a majority of their income is derived from commercial activities to be eligible. NGOs that do not meet this test are not eligible to apply or receive grant funding. However, such entities can partner with eligible organisations and be project partners. Applicants should be registered and operating in the country of project implementation (whether domestic or foreign-owned or a joint venture). Female founders, and applicants with good representation of women at all levels of the organisation as well as applicants who have partnerships with relevant local stakeholders (e.g. community-based organisations) to deliver the project on the ground are encouraged to apply. 

Grant size: £100,000 and £250,000. 25-50% match funding is required. 

Deadline: 23 January 

APPLY HERE 
 

British & Foreign Schools Society

Type of project: BFSS supports work which improves the quality, sustainability, and access to education for young people up to the age of 25 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; 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.

Grant size: £5,000 to £60,000 per project (maximum £30,000 per year)

Closing date: 24 January 

APPLY HERE 

Embassy of Japan in Uganda

Type of project: Community development projects which directly benefit people at the grassroots level. Any projects geared towards grassroots assistance are eligible for financing. However, preference is given to projects in the following areas: Primary/secondary education; Vocational training; Primary health care, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS; Water and sanitation; Reconstruction for disaster areas; Agricultural development.

Location: Uganda

Eligibility: Any non-profit organization, which has been registered with the National Board of NGOs or local governments and has a minimum of two years’ experience in implementing development projects at a grassroots level, and which has full-time paid staff and track record in handling at least 50 % of the requested fund, is eligible to apply. Potential recipients are international or local NGOs, community-based organizations, medical institutions, educational institutions and local authorities/governments.

Grant size: $100,000

Closing date: 31 January 

APPLY HERE 

German Federal Foreign Office

Type of project: The German Government provides direct assistance and quick relief for the least privileged parts of society through the small-scale project programme. The projects address the basic and urgent needs of the underprivileged, alongside the SDG, and aim at achieving improved living conditions beyond the duration of the project. The areas of activity include healthcare and sanitary equipment, income generation through education and vocational training, water supply, energy supply, food security, reconstruction after a natural disaster etc.

Location: India 

Eligibility: For applications to the German Mission in New Delhi, the applicant must be an experienced NGO registered under the Societies Registration Act and the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).  The project must not part of a bigger project and must not be co-financed by other donors. Projects that have already started cannot be funded.

Closing date: 31 January 

APPLY HERE 

Deadline: February 2022

Rafto Prize

Type of project: Each year we award a person or an organization who stands up for human rights and democracy with the Rafto Prize. A candidate should be active in the struggle for the ideals and principles underlying the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights; A candidate's struggle for human rights should represent a non-violent perspective. 

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: A candidate may be a person or an organization, and two or more candidates may share the prize. Candidates nominated by themselves or by their staff or by honorary officers are ineligible. 
Prize: $20,000 

Deadline: 1 February 

APPLY HERE 

Motorola Solutions Foundation Grants

Type of project: The Foundation aims to partner with organizations that are creating safer cities and thriving communities, and prioritizes underrepresented and/or underserved populations, including people of colour and women, within the three focus areas:  Technology and engineering education; First responder programming; Blended first responder programming and technology/engineering education programs. While employee engagement is not a requirement to apply, the Foundation will prioritize organizations that currently engage Motorola Solutions employees as volunteers or board members, and/or offer our employees future volunteer opportunities. 

Location: With employees around the globe, the Foundation seeks to benefit the communities where it operates and prioritizes programs in these communities. Its main offices are listed here. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be registered as a 501(c)3 organization in the US or be able to provide completed charitable equivalency forms if they are outside the US. 

Grant size: up to $50,000 over 12 months. Administrative fees should be no greater than 20% for projects from non-profit and nongovernmental organizations.

Closing date:  1 February

APPLY HERE 

The Prince Bernhard Nature Fund (PBNF) 

Type of project: The PBNF aims to help save critically endangered flora and fauna. The urgency of your conservation case is directly related to the priority your project will receive. Therefore, always verify the conservation status of your focus species on the IUCN Red List. The PBNF focuses on seed funding, supporting organizations in the start-up phase or pilot projects of organizations. The Fund does not favour requests aimed at supporting general ongoing costs of the organization, nor provides co-funding to large projects where the Fund’s support represents a small percentage of the overall project budget.

Location: Tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific/Oceania. 

Eligibility: If you are from a developed country, you may still apply, but you will receive a lower priority and therefore have a lower chance for your project to be acknowledged. As a general rule, you are eligible if you have a focus species that is at least classified as Vulnerable and receive a higher priority when the species is classified as Endangered or Critically Endangered. If the focus species is Near Threatened or Least Concern you should not apply, or in case of doubt send an inquiry before applying.

Grant size: 20,000 USD or EUR

Closing date: 1 February 

APPLY HERE 

Global Warming Mitigation Project 2022 Keeling Curve Prize 

Type of project: Projects with a proven track record of taking greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere. The Prize categories cover carbon mitigation broadly and include both resilience and adaptation projects that support and/or impact the decarbonization of the planet and the growth of the low-carbon economy. The five categories are: Carbon Sinks (Natural & Engineered) Energy Finance Social & Cultural Pathways Transport & Mobility. 

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Eligibility for the prize requires that this is an active project, meaning it is not at the idea/concept phase, is not a past project that has concluded, and is not a request for personal funding.

Grant size: $25,000 to two projects in each category. 

Deadline: 10 February. The applicant pool is capped at 500 entries, so early applications are encouraged.

APPLY HERE 

The Agency Fund 

Type of project:  We make philanthropic investments in ideas and organizations that leverage data, science, and technology to support people in the navigation of economic and life choices. Our innovation investments focus on time-limited projects that pilot, experimentally test, or scale and iteratively improve specific innovations that advance human agency. The strongest applications will demonstrate: Direct relevance to the planning and decision challenges of individuals, households, or communities in poverty. A compelling hypothesis about specific informational or psychosocial barriers that can keep people from realizing their full potential; A team that works at the cutting edge of social or technological innovation, follows an evidence-based approach, and has a deep understanding of the context it operates in; A path to scale, a framework for measuring cost and benefits at scale, and ambitious timelines.

Location: Worldwide 

Eligibility: U.S. 501(c)(3) public charities offer the lowest administrative cost and quickest turnarounds. However, applications from institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and South & Southeast Asia are highly valued and encouraged, and we work actively to promote them. For-profits such as social ventures may be eligible for project funding so long as all outputs of the work are made public. They are ineligible for unrestricted organizational support but may be eligible for seed equity on an invitation-only basis.

Grant size: Pilot funding for untested ideas – up to $180,000. There is no funding limit for projects seeking to scale existing and proven concepts. 

Closing date: Applications are review on a quarterly basis, the next deadline is 14 February 

APPLY HERE 

USAID MujerProspera (WomanProsper) Challenge

Type of project: The challenge is seeking holistic and impactful solutions that advance women’s economic security, employment, and/or entrepreneurship in a bid to address the root causes of irregular migration. MujerProspera is looking for both innovative new approaches, as well as those that scale-up successful existing efforts to promote women’s agency, safety, access to economic power, resources, fair and stable long-term income, and advances in labor protections in the formal and informal sectors. 

Location: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

Eligibility: The challenge is open to U.S. and non-U.S. organizations, and all registered organization types around the world, including but not limited to non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, business associations, women’s associations, foundations, national, regional, community, and Indigenous people’s organizations, etc. Applicants must have an existing presence in the countries of implementation. 

Grant size: between $150,000 - $500,000 per grant. It is anticipated that 14 grants will be made. 

Closing date: 14 February 

APPLY HERE 

PMI Impact 

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 February

APPLY HERE 

The Sanitation Learning Hub

Type of project: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) research grants are available for research into sanitation and hygiene which promotes gender transformative sanitation approaches and ‘Leave No One Behind’ policies which keep the focus on the poorest, most marginalised and hardest to reach households and communities.  Research must be co-created with local organisations and people, reflecting their knowledge and concerns and develop practical solutions.  

Location: Low and Low-Middle Incoming Countries, especially Pakistan, Indonesia and Nigeria

Eligibility: In-country research institutes organisations or think tanks may apply. 

Grant size: 3 grants of up to £15,000

Closing date: 18 February 

APPLY HERE 
 

International Catalan Institute for Peace - Peace in Progress Award 2022

Location: The Award aims to publicly recognize individuals, entities or institutions that, in an outstanding and extensive manner, have worked and contributed to the promotion and building of peace.

Eligibility: Any natural or legal person can submit nominations but self-nominated candidates will not be accepted. Applications can be made online in Spanish or they can be registered in person at an embassy or consulate outside Spain. Please check with the ICIP ([email protected]) well in advance of registration deadlines if you are submitting from abroad. Nomination of candidates by e-mail will not be accepted.

Award size: €6,000

Closing date: 24 February 

APPLY HERE 

Big Give Green Match Fund

Type of project: The Green Match Fund is a match funding campaign for charities that are working on environmental issues as part of their core mission. This may include biodiversity & conservation; climate change; agriculture & food; sustainable communities; energy; transport; trade & finance; consumption & waste; toxics & pollution. 

Location: UK or overseas

Eligibility: UK-registered charities with at least one year of filed accounts and an annual income of at least £25,000 (as per last filed accounts), or organisations with tax-exempt status for charitable purposes may apply.

Grant size: Charities applying via the open application will be awarded a ring-fenced amount of match funding which will be used to match public donations - either £2,500, £5,000 or £10,000

Closing date: 24 February 

APPLY HERE 

Gilchrist Educational Trust

Type of project: Restricted funds for project(s) that have the capacity to benefit a number of people that fill academic educational gaps or make more widely available a particular aspect of education or learning.

Location: Various

Eligibility: If the project is overseas, the application must come from an organisation in the UK. The organisation must be either a UK registered company or Charity. 

Grant size: £500 to £4,000

Deadline: end of February at the latest

APPLY HERE 

Deadline: March 2022

The Waterloo Foundation Marine Fund

Type of project: Preference will be given to initiatives working to halt the decline of fish stocks that communities in developing countries rely on, and those working to bring about sustainable fisheries in Wales. We will consider both practical local projects, and strategic initiatives. The protection of mangroves to benefit local fisheries is also a component of our Marine Programme.

Location: Worldwide, however we are unlikely to support projects in conflict-affected areas such as within DRC and CAR.

Eligibility: We prioritise providing funding support to UK-based charities, many of whom work in close partnership with smaller local NGOs based in the countries in which they operate. If you are an organisation based outside the UK, you must provide contact details for a named person willing to provide a reference for your work who: Works for an international NGO with offices in the UK; Works for an organisation that the Foundation has previously given a grant to; Works for an organisation with offices in the UK, which has been a current or former donor to your organisation; Works for an academic institution, think tank or as an independent consultant who is based in the UK, and which has evaluated your organisation.

Grant size: total of £50,000 - £100,000 over 1 – 3 years. Grants are predominantly for programme costs. Core costs or unrestricted funding will only be open to organisations which we have previously supported with a grant, and which are invited to apply for this type of funding. 

Deadline: 1 March 

APPLY HERE 

Green Hall Foundation

Type of project: Projects which sustainably improve lives: among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged. Preference is given to appeals where the Foundation can meet a significant proportion of the funding required and to appeals where permanent equipment or building is required as opposed to funding salaries or the charity running costs.

Location: Particularly in the UK. Overseas projects are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK.

Eligibility: Open to UK registered charities in all income brackets

Grant size: £1,000 to £10,000.

Deadline: 1 March. Opens 9am UK time and closes when 100 applications have been received.

APPLY HERE 

Fondation Mérieux's Small Grants Programme

Type of project: Projects which improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis, neglected tropical diseases and other infectious diseases representing significant public health issues. The Foundation will prioritise projects which have strong local involvement, links with local authorities, local associations and beneficiaries and those whose beneficiaries are mothers and children.

Location: Algeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, 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, Chad, Tunisia, Senegal, Tajikistan, Togo, Vanuatu and Vietnam

Eligibility:  Only projects implemented by local organizations which have been registered for at least 3 years will be studied (projects must be submitted by the local structure responsible for the project).

Grant size: up to € 5,000

Closing date: 1 March

APPLY HERE  

The Oakdale Trust 

Type of project: The Trust’s area of interest includes Welsh-based social and community projects; Medical support groups operating in Wales; UK-based medical research projects; Environment conservation projects based in Wales; Some support is given to the Arts where there is a Welsh connection; UK-based registered charities working in the developing world; Penal Reform.

Location: UK & developing countries.

Eligibility: Applications are accepted from registered charities, exempt charities, Community Interest Companies and community groups who must nevertheless have a constitution, an elected committee and a bank account controlled by two or more committee members.

Grant size: Grants range from £250 up to £2000 with an average of approximately £1000.

Deadline: First week of March

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 two sets of 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: 7 March 

APPLY HERE  

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Type of project: NGOs working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions via programs that seek to promote and defend human rights and the rule of law; support freedom of information and independent media; strengthen democratic ideas and values; promote accountability and transparency; strengthen civil society organizations; strengthen democratic political processes and institutions; promote civic education; support democratic conflict resolution; promote freedom of association; strengthen a broad-based market economy.

Location: Over 100 countries worldwide 

Eligibility: NED funds only nongovernmental organizations, which may include civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations. It encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions. 

Grant size: Existing grants range from $3,000 - $1.3m 

Closing date: 9 March 

APPLY HERE  

Mama Cash 2022 Grant making window 

Type of project: Mama Cash supports ambitious feminist and women’s, girls´, trans and intersex people’s rights organisations and initiatives led by and for women, girls, trans and intersex people. We are open to all applications but will be especially focused on increasing support to self-led feminist organisations and initiatives that are resisting climate change and environmental injustices as well as those implementing alternative, environmentally and climate just, solutions. In addition, we are looking to strengthen our support for feminist economic justice groups and initiatives working towards reducing economic inequality and addressing the systemic drivers of inequality, particularly as this relates to advancing the rights and lived equity of women, racialised communities, LBTQI people, and disabled people.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Applicants must be self-led by the women, girls, trans people and/or intersex people they serve. This call is only for new applicants, existing applicants are ineligible. Applicants with annual budgets of €200,000 or less will be prioritised. 

Grant size: Average grants size is €20.000 - €30.000 per year

Closing date: 15 March  

APPLY HERE  

US Embassy Burkina Faso 

Type of project: Projects which encourage community involvement and the use of local resources and expertise to improve basic economic and social conditions of the local community.

Location: Burkina Faso

Eligibility: Local community groups may apply. Funds are not provided to government agencies. Applications must be in French. 

Grant size: $10,000

Deadline: 31 March 

APPLY HERE  

Khyentse Foundation Trisong Grants

Type of project: Projects which promote mental health and well-being. Grants are intended to help develop programs that are grounded in the principles of kindness and compassion. Although projects don’t need to be expressly Buddhist, they should share in values that alleviate suffering and strengthen both physical and mental health.  We encourage applications for projects related to depression, anxiety, substance abuse and addiction, prison outreach, domestic violence, end-of-life care or hospice, mental illness, spiritual caregiving and pastoral counselling, and psychosocial education.

Location:  Worldwide

Grant size: $5,000

Closing date: 31 March 

APPLY HERE  

Embassy of Japan in Cameroon

Type of project: Infrastructure projects such as the construction of schools and hospitals, assistance in the area of education, the fight against HIV/AIDS, the environment, health etc. 

Location: Cameroon

Eligibility: Locally registered entities may apply. These include local and International NGOs, Professional, health, or educational training Centres, CIGs (Common Initiative Groups), CBOs (Community Based Organizations) and local development committees, Educational or health institutes, Local authorities. 

Grant size: Maximum grant is approximately 50,000,000 Central Africa CFA franc

Closing date: 31 March 

APPLY HERE  

Deadline: April 2022 

Agence Française de Développement  - Kiwa Initiative 

Type of project: Regional projects which focus on either: Climate change adaptation, Biodiversity protection or the use of Nature-based Solutions for climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation. Projects must aim to reduce gender inequalities, include vulnerable populations and analyse social and environmental issues. 

Location: At least two of the 19 eligible regions - Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Nuie, New Caledonia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Timor Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Fortuna. 

Eligibility: The Initiative is aimed at all national and local authorities, public establishments, regional or international organizations and local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), present in the 15 Pacific Island Countries and Territories, Timor Leste and the three French territories in the region

Grant size: €1.5 to 5M

Closing date: 4 April 

APPLY HERE  

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy International Grants Program

Type of project: The TFD's international grants program is designed to assist organizations based outside of Taiwan to carry out projects to promote democracy and human rights. The strategic priority areas for the international grants program are Projects that leverage Taiwan's experience in democracy and human rights development; Projects that address the challenges to democracy and human rights raised by China, either internally or externally; Projects that strengthen democracy and human rights in East Asia (including both Northeast and Southeast Asia).

Eligibility: International non-governmental organizations, academic institutions or think tanks, and other related organizations are eligible to apply.

Grant size: The majority of grants awarded by the Foundation fall within a range between US$3,000 and US$20,000, and the average grant size is approximately US$5,000. Funds cannot be used for capital expenditure (i.e., purchases of equipment, etc.), salaries for permanent staff, and fixed overhead costs.

Closing date: 15 April 

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 registered charities with annual incomes of less than £2 million may apply. 

Grant size: up to £5,000

Deadline: 30 April 

APPLY HERE  

Fonds Suez 

Type of project: The fund has two international focus areas: 1) access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for disadvantaged populations and 2) emergency aid. The Foundation looks favourably on participation of the populations concerned in financing the service provided both in terms of cash contributions and labour within their capabilities.

Location: Developing countries

Eligibility: Legally registered organisations established for at least 1 year may apply

Grant size: up to €80,000 

Closing date: 30 April

APPLY HERE  

Joel Jim Fund

Type of project: The Jim Joel Fund is the South African conduit for funding from The Childwick Trust in the UK and currently supports a number of grantees working in the field of Early Child Development. 

Location: South Africa

Eligibility: Existing NGOs and new beneficiaries are welcome to contact the Fund to discuss funding opportunities. Local organisations based in South Africa may apply. 

Closing date: 30 April 

APPLY HERE  

Deadline May 2022

Chrysalis Trust

Type of project: Current focus: Relief of poverty and disability; Provision of access to shelter, education, healthcare and water and less popular and hard to fund activities/projects. The trust is able to provide support for both capital projects and core funding with 'one off' donations. 

Location: UK & overseas         

Eligibility: The Trust supports local projects across the UK, as well as international charities registered in the UK with the Charity Commission. 

Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000

Deadline: 15 May        

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 two sets of 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: 16 May 

 APPLY HERE  

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Type of project: NGOs working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions via programs that seek to promote and defend human rights and the rule of law; support freedom of information and independent media; strengthen democratic ideas and values; promote accountability and transparency; strengthen civil society organizations; strengthen democratic political processes and institutions; promote civic education; support democratic conflict resolution; promote freedom of association; strengthen a broad-based market economy.

Location: Over 100 countries worldwide 

Eligibility: NED funds only nongovernmental organizations, which may include civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations. It encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions. 

Grant size: Existing grants range from $3,000 - $1.3m 

Closing date: 25 May 

APPLY HERE  

Deadline June 2022

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 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 

APPLY HERE  

Deadline July 2022

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  

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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

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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. 

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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

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

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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. 

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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 
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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.
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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. 

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

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

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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

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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 projects: 
innovative undertakings by Methodist churches and organisations, other Christian Causes, especially of an ecumenical nature, and a wider category in the fields of the creative arts, education, social and international concern
Location: Wales and overseas
Eligiblity: UK-registered charities
Grant size: grants totalling £43,250 were made to international causes in 2016/7. This figure included one £9,000 donation. The remainder were between £1,000 - £3,000
Deadline: the pattern is for the Trustees to meet three times during the financial year: around Easter, in late summer, and after Christmas

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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 projects: 
the underlying causes of poverty and the advancement of human rights. The fund work in two areas: (a) building a fairer economy, with a focus on fighting corruption and promoting tax justice, and (b) strengthening small charities that have great potential
Location: Anglophone Africa
Eligibility: normally only UK-based charities but in exceptional circumstances will fund non-charities
Grant size: £5,000 to £30,000 per year for up to three years 

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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. 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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