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Prosperity Fund programme

The Prosperity programme is the Foreign and Commonwealth’s fund to tackle climate change, strengthen energy security and promote an open global economy in key emerging economies.


The Prosperity Fund is the FCO’s dedicated annual fund supporting prosperity work overseas. Through targeted projects, it aims to support the conditions for global and UK growth: Openness, Sustainability, Opportunity and Reputation.


We work for transparency and a strong, rules- based international economic system.


We work for a low carbon economy and resilient energy markets and we promote science and innovation as solutions to global challenges.


We promote Britain as an international partner of choice and world class destination for business, tourism and study.


We help British companies win new business and we promote education and innovation as drivers of growth.

Priority countries

As a devolved programme, the Prosperity Fund is mostly allocated to Prosperity Fund priority countries. Countries with dedicated programmes are: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea and Turkey.

We also operate regional funds in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia to widen our global reach, and work with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) through our delegation in Paris.

Priority posts run their own bidding rounds, details for which can be found on individual posts’ websites. Contact details are below.

2015 to 2016 central programmes

However we recognise that high impact projects can also come from Prosperity Fund non-priority countries. For FY 2015 to 2016 we are therefore holding back approximately £2m for the Fund’s central programmes. The focus for this funding will be specifically high-impact projects for non-priority countries or for multi-country, regional, global or thematic activity. Bids for Prosperity Fund priority countries will only be accepted if they have a multi-country, regional, global or thematic focus.

For more details please take a look at 2015 to 2016 central programme call for bids.

Contact details

Contact details for our project officers and projects teams in our priority posts are as follows:


Email or call on (+44) (207) 008 0353 (Covering Mozambique, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Tanzania and Angola).


Email or call the Embassy in Brasilia on (55) (61) 3329-2300


Email or call the Embassy in Beijing on (+86) (10) 5192 4000


Email or call the High Commission in New Delhi on (91) (11) 2419 2100

Latin America Network

Email and in Mexico or contact the Embassy project officer in the respective countries (covering Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Panama and Peru)


Call or call the Embassy in Mexico City on +52 (55) 1670 3200

South Africa

Email and or call the High Commission in Pretoria on (+27) 012 421 7500.

South East Asia Network

Email in Singapore or call the High Commission in Singapore on (+65) 6424 4200 (Covering Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam).

South Korea

Email or call the Embassy in Seoul on (+82) (2) 3210 5500


Email or call the Embassy in Ankara on (+90) 312 455 3234


Email or call UKDEL Paris on 0033 (0) 1 44 51 3249

General Enquiries
Prosperity Secretariat
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Room G/66, OAB
London, SW1A 2AH