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Global Poverty Action Fund - second round

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The second round for the GPAF Impact funding scheme opens today. The deadline for applications is 19 September 2011.

Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF) - opening of second round of Impact window

The second round for the GPAF Impact funding scheme opens today. The deadline for applications is 19 September 2011.

The GPAF was launched on 27 October 2010. It is a demand-led fund supporting projects focused on poverty reduction and the most off-track Millennium Development Goals in poor countries.  Projects are selected on the basis of demonstrable impact on poverty, clarity of outputs and outcomes, and value for money. 

The funding via the Impact window is available to medium sized UK-based not for profit organisations and locally registered civil society organisation in certain countries.  Organisations receiving Programme Partnership Arrangements are not eligible to apply.  

Since the first GPAF rounds, the GPAF programme objectives have been broadened to include some of the initiatives previously covered by the Civil Society Challenge Fund (CSCF), which is no longer open for applications.  The GPAF now supports projects focused on poverty reduction and pursuit of the MDGs through tangible changes to poor people’s lives including through: service delivery, empowerment and accountability and work on conflict, security and justice. 

Further information, including the application form and guidelines for applicants