UK Aid Match
- Department for International Development
- 24 December 2014
- Last updated:
- 21 November 2016, see all updates
- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia Ghana, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
- Climate change, Disabilities, Education, Empowerment and accountability, Girls and women Health, Livelihoods, Private sector/business, and Water and sanitation
- Eligible organisations:
- Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), UK-based non-profit organisations, and Humanitarian relief organisations
- Value of funding:
- £100,001 to £500,000, £500,001 to £1,000,000, and More than £1,000,000
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The UK Aid Match fund is open to organisations that are:
- based in the UK
- 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 UKAidMatch@dfid.gov.uk, Department for International Development (DFID).
Guidance and application templates
- General guidance for applicants
- Budget template guidance
- Budget template and reporting format
- P1 Concept note form
- P2 Application form
- P3 Logical Framework template and guidance
- C1 Communicationsplan form
- C2 Comminications activity timetable
- Integrating value for money into the programme cycle
- Standard and commonly used indicators
- Indicator Protocol Reference Sheet
- 6 montth inception review template
- Grant annual review template
- Year 2 mid-year review template
- Year 3 or final year mid-year review template
- Project completion report template
- Certified Statement of Income (CSI)
Interim, and R1-5 live appeals are all now closed. Details of the appeals can be found in the following list:
Published: 24 December 2014
Updated: 21 November 2016
- Timetable for the current round of Aid Match has been updated.
- The UK Aid Match fund is open for applications
- Updated list of successful applicants added - 4 October 2016
- List of successful applicants updated 4 July 2016
- Revised Annual Review template added
- Updates to list of successful applicants - interim and rounds 1 to 5 and Donate to an appeal information
- Revised Budget template and reporting format added
- Update to the detailed list describing how UKAM funding will be used
- Rounds 1-6 - List of successful applicants update 29 January 2016
- Revised B4 Budget Template added.
- Revised Timetable for UK Aid Match Funding Rounds in 2015/16 added
- Revised timetable for UK Aid Match Funding Rounds in 2015/16 published
- Indicator Protocol Reference Sheet added under Guidance and application templates section
- successful applicants - interim and rounds 1 to 6, updated 30 November 2015
- Details of live UK Aid Match appeals updadted 30 November 2015
- Revised version of successful applicants - interim and rounds 1 to 6 and Update of live UK Aid Match appeals added
- Revised version of C1 communication form and P2 application form added.
- Revised Timetable for UK Aid Match Funding Rounds in 2015/2016 added
- Revised guidelines added.
- Budget template and guidance updated
- Timetable for UK Aid Match Funding Rounds in 2015/16 added
- Revised application form added
- Updated budget guidance added
- Revised budget template added
- Templates for year 1, 2 and 3 mid year reviews added
- Project completion report template added
- List of successful applicants and list of live appeals updated from 24 March 2015
- Live UK Aid Match appeals list update 27 February 2015 added and successful applicants list update 2 March 2015 added.
- Details of successful grant applications for both round 1 and 2 have been updated' New Donate to an appeal information added
Countries: Afghanistan Bangladesh Burma Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia Ghana Kenya Kyrgyzstan Liberia Malawi Mozambique Nepal Nigeria The Occupied Palestinian Territories Pakistan Rwanda Sierra Leone Somalia Sudan South Sudan Tajikistan Tanzania Uganda Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe