Guidance

The GAVI Matching Fund

How to apply to a private sector programme designed to raise funds for immunisation.

Overview

The GAVI Matching Fund is a new private sector programme designed to raise US$260 million for immunisation by the end of 2015.

Funding

Under the initiative, DFID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have pledged about US $130 million combined (UK £50 million and US $50 million, respectively) to match contributions to GAVI from corporations, foundations and other organisations, as well as from their customers, members, employees and business partners. This will allow GAVI to deliver more life-saving vaccines to the lowest income countries.

Healthy children lead to healthy communities and healthy societies. Several companies have already contributed to the GAVI Matching Fund. The GAVI Matching Fund also attracts powerful champions to advocate for the cause of immunisation and provide core business skills to help address technological and logistical challenges to immunisation.