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Apply for UK Aid Direct’s Impact Grant for Organisations of UK and Overseas

Deadline: 31 January 2017

The UK Aid Direct is currently seeking applications from eligible UK-based organisations for its Impact Grant, a large grant type for initiatives focused on bringing tangible change to the lives of the poorest and most marginalised on a larger scale.cspr-and-funding-round-launched-300x180

From between 3 to 5 years, proposals for 3+ years must be supported by a compelling case for longer duration.

UK Aid Direct Impact grants can be used to fund new, time-limited projects of up to 60-month (five years) duration. Additional components of on-going programmes must be clearly identifiable as discrete projects, with a well-defined project outcome, a clear, time-limited schedule for delivery, and a distinct budget.

Grant size

  • Applicants can apply for funding of between £250,001 and £4m per application.
  • Total DFID funding per annum must be less than 40% of the organisation’s annual income.
  • Applicant organisations must have an average annual income of less than £10,000,000 for the past three years (as shown in approved organisational accounts). You may be asked to provide relevant documentation as evidence.
  • New organisations with fewer than three years of accounts may also apply but in such cases, average annual income will be calculated based on the organisation’s length of operation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to applications from medium sized, non-governmental organisations that are registered as a not-for-profit organisation in the UK or in one of the countries that DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility.
  • The applicant organisation must have an average income of less than £10m per annum for the past 3 years.
  • To be considered as registered in a specific country, your organisation’s headquarters must be in that country. If your organisation is part of a larger international family, we will expect you to demonstrate significant autonomy; your organisation must be registered in the specific country and have its own country specific constitution and an independent board of trustees, i.e. the board must be locally appointed and be free and able to make independent decisions on strategic and operational issues. You may be asked to provide relevant documentation as evidence of this status.
  • Consortium
    • the average annual income of each consortium member organisation must be less than £10,000,000
    • the total combined income of consortium members may exceed £10,000,000
    • if registered as a separate legal entity, the average annual income of the consortium must be less than £10,000,000

How to Apply

  • The applications process is a two-staged process: an initial concept note application then a full application.
  • All concept notes and applications must be submitted through the UK Aid Direct online portal via given website.

For more information, please visit Impact Grant.

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