UK Aid Match

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

New UK Aid Match funding round opened on 30 April 2018


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 will match 25 appeals running between September 2017 and June 2018. An estimated £30 million will be matched.

The latest UK Aid Match funding round (Phase 2 Round 2) will be launched on 17 April 2018. It will open for applications on 30 April 2018 with a deadline for concept notes by 25 May 2018.

From 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

Published 15 February 2016
Last updated 2 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. New UK Aid Match funding round opened on 30 April 2018
  2. Website now added.
  3. Details of 4 appeals gone live in September 2017
  4. Timetable for the current round of Aid Match has been updated.
  5. The UK Aid Match fund is open for applications
  6. Updated list of successful applicants added - 4 October 2016
  7. List of successful applicants updated 4 July 2016
  8. Revised Annual Review template added
  9. Updates to list of successful applicants - interim and rounds 1 to 5 and Donate to an appeal information
  10. Revised Budget template and reporting format added