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UK Aid Direct New Funding Rounds in 2020: Community Partnership Grants and Impact Grants

UK Aid Direct New Funding Rounds in 2020: Community Partnership Grants and Impact Grants

Deadline: 30 June 2020

UK Aid Direct is pleased to announce its new funding rounds ‘Community Partnership Grants’ and ‘Impact Grants’ to support small to medium-sized organisations who can demonstrate how they will help achieve the Global Goals whilst also addressing the longer term impact of COVID-19.

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Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), UK Aid Direct supports small and medium sized civil society organisations (CSOs), based in the UK and overseas, to achieve sustained poverty reduction and to achieve the United Nations’ Global Goals.

Formerly known as the Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF), the fund was relaunched in 2014 as UK Aid Direct. As a flexible fund, UK Aid Direct is adaptive and demand-led, responding to DFID’s key priorities:

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strengthening global peace, security and governance
strengthening resilience and response to crisis
promoting global prosperity
tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable
delivering value for money
UK Aid Direct Community Partnership Grants

Funding Information

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Applicants can apply for funding for up to £250,000 per Community Partnership grant, for projects lasting three years or less.

Number of grants

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Organisations can only hold a maximum of two live Community Partnership grants at any one time
The maximum combined grant model allowance is five live UK Aid Direct grants of different grant types.
A live grant is a project with more than nine months left to run from the start date of the UK Aid Direct call for proposals.

Eligibility Criteria

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Community Partnership grants are for small, non-governmental organisations. To be eligible for a Community Partnership grant, you will need to:

Be registered as a not-for-profit organisation in the UK OR
Be registered in one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) OR
Be registered in a country considered by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to be of high or moderate fragility.
Your organisation must also have an average income of less than £1 million per annum, for the past three years (see below for further information).

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If applying for a grant, where the average annual grant value is less than 50% of your average annual expenditure, your organisation must not have negative:

Net assets
Unrestricted reserves; or
Free reserves.
Project countries

Projects can be set up in one or more eligible country. These are:

Made up of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or
Countries the UK’s Department for International Development DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility.
UK Aid Direct funds cannot be used for poverty alleviation work or awareness raising activities in the UK.

UK Aid Direct Impact Grants

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Funding Information

Applicants can apply for funding of between £250,001 and £4,000,000 per Impact grant, for projects of between three and five years.

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Number of grants

Organisations can only hold a maximum of two live Impact grants at any one time
The maximum combined grant model allowance is five live UK Aid Direct grants of different grant types.
A live grant is a project with more than nine months left to run from the start date of the UK Aid Direct call for proposals.

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Eligibility Criteria

Impact grants are for applications from medium sized, non-governmental organisations. To be eligible for an Impact grant, you will need to be:

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Registered as a not-for-profit organisation in the UK OR
Registered in one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) OR
Registered in a country considered by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to be of high or moderate fragility
Your organisation must also have an average income of less than £10 million per annum, for the past three years (see below for further information).

If applying for a grant, where the average annual grant value is less than 50% of your average annual expenditure, your organisation must not have negative:

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Net assets
Unrestricted reserves; or
Free reserves.
Project countries

Projects can be set up in one or more eligible country. These are:
Made up of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) and
Countries the UK’s Department for International Development DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility.
UK Aid Direct funds cannot be used for poverty alleviation work or awareness raising activities in the UK.
How to Apply

Applying for a Community Partnership grant or Impact Grant is a two-stage process and all eligible applications are assessed by a team of independent reviewers through:
The submission of a concept note
A full application (if an organisation is successful at the concept note stage).
All applications must be submitted via the online portal reached from this website. Applications sent via email or post will not be accepted.
For more information, visit https://www.ukaiddirect.org/news/new-uk-aid-direct-funding-round-announcement/

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