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

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The UK Aid Match programme budget has been fully allocated following the successful completion of UK Aid Match Round 5 and there will not be an additional funding round under the current programme.

The Government is committed to doubling UK Aid Match. Please check this website for announcements on the second phase of the UK Aid Match programme and information on future funding rounds. ##Overview The objective of UK Aid Match is to give the public a say in how a portion of the international development budget is spent. The scheme match-funds public donations to charity appeals for projects to reduce poverty in developing countries.

Value and duration of the UK Aid Match scheme

UK Aid Match will seek to award up to £120 million in grants over 3 years from 2013 to 2016. There will be 2 funding rounds each year, with up to £20 million committed in each funding round, providing DFID receives applications of sufficient quality. Any uncommitted funding will be rolled forward to future funding rounds.

At least £1 million per funding round will be reserved to match fund appeals run by small organisations (defined as organisations with an annual income of less than £1 million, averaged over the last 3 years). UK Aid Match will support projects of up to 3 years’ duration.

Communicating UK Aid Match funding

Organisations must, through their own and their partner channels, ensure that the public are aware that their donations will be matched pound for pound by the UK government. Appeal publicity must carry UK Aid Match messaging and the UK Aid Match logo. Communications plans will be assessed as part of the application process, and activities, messaging and branding will be agreed with DFID.

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

Eligibility requirements

Any UK based not-for-profit organisation that works to reduce poverty in developing countries and is planning to run a public appeal to raise at least £100,000 can apply. 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


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


Reporting templates

Successful applicants

We will add details of successful grant applications to this list as and when their appeals begin:

If you live in the UK and donate to one of the appeals below with in the appeal period, your gift will be doubled by the UK government. This list will be updated as appeals launch and end.

  • British Asian Trust: Helping vulnerable girls and women in Pakistan earn a living, through training in skills and running a business

For more information about the appeals, including project aims and dates, and to donate, please visit the charity websites. You can also see the entire list of successful UK Aid Match fund applicants in the interim and rounds 1 to 5 list, which describes how UK Aid Match funding will be used.

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