What is UK aid?

The UK aid logo is used widely in the countries where we work, on items such as health clinics, school books and emergency food supplies, to publicly acknowledge development programmes funded by the UK taxpayer

The Department for International Development (DFID) uses aid to tackle the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict.

This is how UK aid works to make the world – and ultimately the UK – a better, safer and more prosperous place:

What is Uk aid?

Find out more about how UK aid and DFID work.

How you can get involved:

UK Aid Match provides opportunities for the UK public to engage with international development issues and have a say in how UK aid is spent. For every £1 donated to a UK Aid Match charity appeal, the government also contributes £1 of UK aid to match it.

UK Aid Direct gives grants to small and medium sized civil society organisations, based in the UK and overseas, to achieve sustained poverty reduction and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Information on, and standards for, using the UK aid logo

Published 6 June 2018