Provides grants to UK based CSOs for poverty reduction projects in developing countries.

The timetable for the current round of Aid Match has been updated.

The concept note deadline remains unchanged.

The UK Aid Match fund is open for applications (full list of eligible countries)


The objectives of UK Aid Match are to:

  • support the achievement of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development through financing civil society projects
  • provide opportunities for the UK public to engage with international development issues and have a say in how a portion of the international development budget is spent

It will do this by match funding public donations to charity appeals that work on international development issues.

The UK Aid Match fund is open for applications

UK Aid Match welcomes all applications that tackle poverty by addressing the Global Goals, and would expect that some successful proposals will focus on the following areas:

  • addressing the immediate and underlying causes of malnutrition among children under 5 years and adolescent girls and women of reproductive age (including those who are pregnant or breastfeeding). See the DFID Nutrition Results
  • supporting DFID’s commitment to enable 24 million additional women and girls to gain access to family planning between 2012 and 2020, using rights-based, voluntary approaches
    • UK Aid Match will particularly support innovative work that promotes the broader empowerment of the poorest girls and women and those in hard-to-reach settings, or work that successfully challenges harmful norms
  • supporting the UK’s commitment to work together to stamp out modern slavery worldwide. Tackling modern slavery makes an important contribution to achieving DFID’s strategic objectives
    • the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 defines modern slavery as encompassing slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking. Where it is more broadly defined, it also includes child labour, and extreme forms of labour exploitation
    • the 2014 Modern Slavery Strategy focuses primarily on tackling modern slavery in the UK, but also includes a strong international dimension, which DFID is supporting

To apply, you must complete a concept note and send it to by 5pm on 31 January 2017.

Before preparing your application, you should refer to the newly published General guidance for applicants.

UK Aid Match

Following the successful completion of the first phase of UK Aid Match (2013 to 2016), and in line with the UK government’s manifesto commitment to double the scheme, the Department for International Development launched new funding opportunities on 4 November 2016. The timetable for future funding rounds can be found below.

How to apply

There is a 2 stage application process to apply for the scheme:

  • applicants submit a concept note
  • applicants successful at the concept note stage will be invited to submit a full application

We have revised the application guidance and templates. You are strongly recommended to read all the guidance and look carefully at the application templates before starting to prepare your application.

Timetable for UK Aid Match Funding Rounds in 2016/17

Eligibility requirements

The UK Aid Match fund is open to organisations that are:

  • based in the UK
  • not-for-profit
  • working to reduce poverty in developing countries (full list of eligible countries)
  • planning to run a public appeal to raise at least £100,000

To be successful, applicants will need to demonstrate that:

  • they are able to deliver poverty reduction projects which achieve development results representing good value for money
  • their appeal communications will provide at least 400,000 opportunities to view

You can see the full criteria in the General guidance for applicants.


UK Aid Match Team, Department for International Development (DFID).

Guidance and application templates

Reporting templates

Successful applicants

Interim, and R1-5 live appeals are all now closed. Details of the appeals can be found in the following list:

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