UK Aid Direct

UK Aid Direct supports small and medium sized civil society organisations, based in the UK and overseas, to achieve sustained poverty reduction and to achieve the SDGs.

UK Aid Direct including the Small Charities Challenge Fund, are currently closed for new applications.

Overview

UK Aid Direct is the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s main centrally managed funding mechanism for small and medium sized civil society organisations, based in the UK and overseas, who are working to achieve the Global Goals.

Formerly known as the Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF), the fund was relaunched in 2014 as UK Aid Direct. Since 2010, the FCDO awarded 374 grants to 265 organisations delivering across 46 countries (this includes Small Charities Challenge Fund grants).

From September 2015 the Fund Manager for UK Aid Direct has been MannionDaniels, working in consortium with Oxford Policy Management (OPM), Education Development Trust, Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) and Royal Tropical Institute (KIT).

As a flexible fund, UK Aid Direct is adaptive and demand-led, responding to UK government priorities.

For the latest information on grant recipients and projects please go to the UK Aid Direct website.

Enquiries

For further information about UK Aid Direct, contact the Fund Management team at: ukaiddirect@manniondaniels.com

Published 22 December 2015
Last updated 18 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Details in overview section amended.

  2. Jo Cox Memorial Grants launched

  3. The UK Aid Direct funding round has been launched and applications can be submitted online from 14 November 2016.

  4. Update to fund status.