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24 funds for Livelihoods

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  • Transform

    Transform is a partnership between DFID and Unilever that pilots and tests innovative business models that meet low income household needs.

  • UK Aid Match

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

  • UK Aid Connect

    UK Aid Connect will support consortia to create innovative solutions to complex development challenges that deliver real change to poor people’s lives.

  • UK Aid Direct

    UK Aid Direct supports small and medium sized civil society organisations, based in the UK and overseas, to achieve sustained poverty reduction and to achieve the SDGs.

  • Forest Governance, Markets and Climate Programme

    FGMC will provide a new round of grants for projects that support governance and market reforms that reduce the illegal use of forest resources and benefit poor people.

  • Amplify: collaborative challenge fund

    An open and agile challenge fund focusing on sourcing early stage ideas to tackle emerging development challenges.

  • Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF)

    DFID’s centrally managed fund for small UK based not-for-profit organisations working with the poor, vulnerable and most marginalised.

  • Girls' Education Challenge

    The Girls' Education Challenge (GEC) is helping up to a million of the world’s poorest girls improve their lives through education.

  • Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform

    SPHEIR is an innovative higher education partnerships programme to strengthen the capacity of higher education institutions in DFID priority countries.

  • Technology Provider Window for Frontier Technology Livestreaming

    Frontier Technology Livestreaming is a 3 year programme designed to help DFID apply frontier technologies to development challenges.

  • Regional Infrastructure Programme for Africa

    To improve the quality of electricity, transport, water and telecommunications infrastructure for households and businesses across Africa.

  • Foodtrade Eastern and Southern Africa Programme

    Aims to catalyse innovative private sector investment to improve and develop regional staple food markets.

  • Africa Agriculture Development Company

    Africa Agriculture Development Company (AgDevCo) invest debt and equity in African Agribusinesses to create jobs, improve food security and boost prosperity.

  • Logistics Innovation for Trade

    To develop and test new ideas that reduce the cost and time of transport and logistics in East Africa.

  • TradeMark East Africa Challenge Fund

    Aimed at boosting economic growth and regional trade in the East African Community (EAC) and the region’s trade with the rest of the world through innovative projects.

  • Common Humanitarian Fund for Somalia

    The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) is a multi-donor pooled fund used to support the timely allocation of donor resources to the most urgent humanitarian needs in Somalia

  • Livelihood and Food Security Fund

    UK supports the Livelihood and Food Security Fund (LIFT) to increase resilience, income, food security and nutrition of rural people in Burma.

  • GEMS4 Enterprise Challenge Fund

    Provides grants to companies to develop innovative products and business models that create jobs and incomes for the poor in Nigeria.

  • SPRING: assets to adolescent girls initiative

    A pioneering business accelerator that supports early to mid-stage ventures with products that improve the lives of girls in poverty.

  • Global Innovation Fund

    GIF provides grants, loans and equity of between £30,000 to £10m for social innovations to transform the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty.

  • Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund

    AECF awards grants to private sector companies to support new and innovative business models in Africa.

  • Result-Based Financing for low carbon energy access

    Offers incentive payments, on the basis of results achieved, to businesses which deliver pre-specified outputs within the low-carbon off-grid energy sector.

  • Business Call to Action

    Partnership opportunities for companies developing innovative business models that offer both commercial success and development impact.

  • The Energy and Environment Partnership programme with southern and East Africa

    The EEP supports projects that provide renewable energy and/or implement energy efficiency solutions in southern and East Africa.