UK Aid Match brings charities, the British public and the UK government together to collectively change the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.
It is designed to provide opportunities for the UK public to engage with international development issues and have a say in how UK aid is spent, whilst boosting the impact of the very best civil society projects to reach the poorest people in developing countries.
For every £1 donated to a UK Aid Match charity appeal, the government will also contribute £1 of UK aid, to help these projects go further in changing and saving lives.
UK Aid Match is funded from the international development budget, for donations made by individuals living in the UK.
The first phase of UK Aid Match, launched between 2013 and 2016, funded 59 appeals. An estimated 3.6 million people in the UK donated to match-funded appeals. A total of £120m went to 42 charities, operating in 22 countries and running projects including health, education and water, sanitation and hygiene which are expected to benefit 19 million people.
Round 1 of the second phase of UK Aid Match matched 25 appeals running between September 2017 and June 2018. Almost £40 million was matched.
Round 2 of the second phase of UK Aid Match will match 24 appeals which ran between September 2018 and August 2019.
Round 3 of the second phase of UK Aid Match will match 17 appeals running between September 2019 and May 2020.
The latest round of UK Aid Match, (phase 2 round 4) was announced by Baroness Sugg on the 8 July 2019 and will be open for applications between 20 August and 12 November 2019. This latest round calls for proposals from British charities working towards the Global Goals but will also look to support those with a climate and environment focus.
Since 12 February 2018 the Fund Manager for UK Aid Match has been MannionDaniels, working in consortium with Oxford Policy Management (OPM), Education Development Trust (EDT), Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), and the Social Change Agency (SCA).
For more information on the fund, or to make an application, please visit the UK Aid Match website.
For further information about UK Aid Match, please contact the Fund Management team at firstname.lastname@example.org.