Global Poverty Action Fund

A competitive challenge fund for small and medium UK and international Civil Society Organisations, focusing on poverty reduction.

The fund is currently closed to applications and has been replaced by UK Aid Direct.


Aimed to improve the lives of poor people in the 28 DFID focal countries and the bottom 50 Human Development Index (HDI) countries by supporting projects focusing on poverty reduction and the achievement of off track Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). There were opportunities for both small and medium-sized civil society organisations.

Small UK based Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) with an annual income of less than £1,000,000 a year for the last 3 years could apply for a Community Partnership grant of up to £250,000; medium UK based and international CSOs cuold apply for an Impact Grant of between £250,000 and £4,000,000.

Background information on the fund

Organisations must be non-governmental and not-for-profit. Those applying for Community Partnership grants must be based in the UK with an annual income of less than £1 million for the last 3 years; Impact grants are available to organisations based in the UK or one of DFID’s focus countries (where they must be locally registered) who can raise at least 25% match funding.

How to apply

The GPAF is currently closed to new applications.


The GPAF is managed by an external Fund Manager, Triple Line Consulting Ltd (in a joint venture with Crown Agents):

Triple Line Consulting Ltd.
3 Princeton Court
55 Felsham Road
London SW15 1AZ

Telephone: 020 8788 4680 Please send any enquiries to:

Project documents

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