UK Aid Direct is currently closed to applications.

Closed to applications.

A new funding round is expected to be announced following the outcome of DFID’s Civil Society Partnership Review. This page will be updated with any new information when available.


UK Aid Direct is DFID’s central funding mechanism for awarding grants to small and medium sized UK and International Civil Society Organisations working to reduce poverty overseas. Formerly known as the Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF), the Fund was relaunched in 2014 as UK Aid Direct. Since 2010, more than 200 grants have been awarded across 36 countries.

From 4 January 2016, the Fund Manager for UK Aid Direct will be MannionDaniels, in consortium with Oxford Policy Management (OPM), Centre for British Teachers (CfBT), Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) and Royal Tropical Institute (KIT). The UK Aid Direct Fund Manager contract was awarded to MannionDaniels in September 2015, following a comprehensive procurement exercise following European legislation.


For further information about the UK Aid Direct programme, please contact the Fund Manager team at:

or +44(0)1225 436078

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