- Department for International Development
- 3 December 2015
- Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Zambia
- Agriculture, Empowerment and accountability, and Private sector/business
- Eligible organisations:
- Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and UK-based non-profit organisations
- Value of funding:
- £100,001 to £500,000 and £500,001 to £1,000,000
This fund pilots actions to drive responsible land-based investments.
Open for applications
DFID has launched a new Challenge Fund to pilot innovative approaches to responsible land based investments under the New Alliance for Food Security And Nutrition and more broadly in agriculture. The fund is available to pilot good practice and innovation. It has 2 separate windows and is currently open.
What the fund will achieve
One window invites applicants to pilot the new New Alliance due diligence tool, while the other invites open applications to pilot responsible investment approaches in land through innovative approaches. Both require a strong commitment to learning and transparency, for activities funded through this Fund to contribute to improved global practice.
Applicants need to be not-for-profit organisations. They need to demonstrate commitment to partnering with an identified private sector company in the intervention which is the subject of the application.
How to apply
The Challenge Fund is part of DFID’s wider LEGEND: Land: Enhancing Governance for Economic Development programme which aims to improve land rights protection, knowledge, data and information, and responsible land investment.
The Fund is managed by KPMG.
Published: 3 December 2015