- Department for International Development
- 19 January 2016
- Agriculture, Climate change, Environment, Girls and women, Livelihoods, Private sector/business, and Water and sanitation
- Eligible organisations:
- Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Companies, Educational institutions, and Humanitarian relief organisations
- Value of funding:
- Up to £100,000 and More than £1,000,000
UK supports the Livelihood and Food Security Fund (LIFT) to increase resilience, income, food security and nutrition of rural people in Burma.
Currently no funding windows are open
LIFT aims to promote agricultural commercialisation and climate smart agriculture, financial inclusion including affordable micro-finance, business and skills development. LIFT also targets nutrition support (including cash grants) to mothers and children between conception and a child’s second birthday. A component of the programme is designed to help young people move out of agriculture and safely connect to new economic opportunities and jobs.
What will the fund achieve
LIFT will help increase the resilience, income, food security and nutritional status of 3 million rural people in Burma. Specifically, LIFT aims to increase food security for nearly 2.2 million people, raising agricultural productivity for over a million people, and helping over 1.4 million households access affordable financial services.
How to apply
Full information on how to appl can be accessed through the LIFT website
LIFT was launched in 2009 as a multi-donor trust fund (MDTF) for coordinated donor action on MDG 1. DFID was a major player in its creation. LIFT has signed commitment from funding from 15 donors (including Mitsubishi). The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is contracted as the Fund Manager. Projects are implemented by UN agencies, WB and IFC, INGOs and local NGOs, research institutions and policy think tanks, micro-finance institutions, and now, the private sector. LIFT’s mandate runs until financial year 2018/19.
Andrew Kirkwood, Fund Director, UNOPS, LIFT firstname.lastname@example.org
Development Tracker - Detailed information on the fund
Published: 19 January 2016