Current International Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 specific funding updates

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Type of project: Innovative finance solutions to unlock investment to tackle some of the climate and sustainable development challenges and investment opportunities for a post-COVID, green economic recovery.

Location: One (or more) ODA-eligible countries

Eligibility: Individuals, public and private institutions, development finance institutions, private sector (as start-ups, entrepreneurs, boutique fund managers, and NGOs), and civil society.

Closing date: 22 December

Apply: https://www.climatefinancelab.org/call-for-ideas/ 

Shine´s COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Type of project: Energy access initiatives that are locally rooted, women-led and managed and/or directed by local communities.

Location: Africa, Asia, and Latin America

Eligibility: Non-profit, locally registered organisations, for-profit locally registered SMEs or social enterprises, and foreign charities with local affiliates may apply.

Grant size: USD $3,000 to US $10,000

Closing date: 31 December

Apply: http://www.shineinvest.org/covid-19/ 

The Noel Buxton Trust's African Grants

Covid 19 update: We are now ready to accept new applications within our existing programmes. We understand that applications may include work responding to the Covid-19 crisis. We will listen carefully to applicants and offer flexible and timely support as best we can.

Type of project: Trustees favour work such as small business support and training and microfinance in both urban and rural settings. Applications in support of initiatives that are building sustainable futures in the semi-arid areas of Africa are especially welcome. Trustees also welcome appeals that support and protect street children and help them find safe and sustainable livelihoods.

Location: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan. Within these areas, priority will be given to work with communities living in urban slums and semi-arid regions where economic hardship is most extreme.

Eligibility: Trustees tend to offer grants to smaller, grass-roots organisations and do not generally respond to appeals from large and well-supported charities. The Trustees welcome applications from Diaspora led organisations based and registered in the UK and is also willing to consider direct applications from registered civil society organisations in Africa.

Grant size: The maximum grant is £5,000 per year for up to three years.

Apply: http://www.noelbuxtontrust.org.uk/2012africa.htm#Purposes 

Shift Power for Peace Digital Fund

Type of project: This fund is designed to support access the digital tools needed to continue peace building work, even remotely, during the period of lockdown and restrictions brought about by COVID-19. This fund is primarily for the purchase of phone credit, basic equipment, software and other communications tools.

Location: selection is based on the 2019 Fragile State Index

Eligibility: Any individual, group or organization that meets the following criteria can apply: must be carrying out peace building work in a fragile or conflict affected country for a minimum of six months, defined as any activities that have a strong direct impact on peaceful outcomes in a community; must refuse to use violence or weapons in their work, and embraces the concept of non-violence, is engaging in locally or nationally focused work and must not be a branch of an international organization.

Grant size: Between $50 and $750. Total fund value is $100,000

Apply: https://www.shiftpowerforpeace.org/en/digital-inclusion/digital-fund/ 

The Global Resilience Fund for Girls and Young Women

Type of project: Resourcing girls’ and young women’s activism through the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund is prioritizing applications from girls and young women with disabilities, girls and young women of colour, LGBTQIA2S youth, afro-descendant, indigenous and immigrant girls and young women, as well as those living in urban slum areas, rural areas, refugee camps, occupied territories and in conflict affected settings.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Registered and unregistered community organisations led by girls, young women and/or trans and intersex youth with incomes of below $50,000 per year may apply.
Applicants must have previously received funding from one of the following organizations: Central American Women’s Fund, Central America and Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund), Disability Rights Fund, Filia, FIMI - The International Indigenous Women’s Fund, Fondo Semillas, Ford Foundation, FRIDA I The Young Feminist Fund, Global Fund for Children, Global Fund for Women, MADRE, Mama Cash, Plan International, Purposeful, Ukrainian Women's Fund, UNICEF, With and for Girls Collective, Women Enabled International, Women's Fund Asia, Women Win.

Grant size: up to $5,000 - Grants are fully flexible

Closing date: N/A

Apply: https://www.theglobalresiliencefund.org/ 

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Urgent Response Initiative

Type of project:  As part of a time-limited special initiative, DRK is actively soliciting proposals for quickly deployable fundable solutions that can immediately provide relief for issues created by the current Covid-19 pandemic. DRK is ready to find, fund and support the people and ideas that are tackling the most acute and time-critical social problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic right now. We want to help jumpstart projects that can realistically deploy within 30 days. We are best positioned to help work on the social problems caused by the pandemic versus direct mitigation via medical and scientific efforts – we are grateful to our peer funders in those sectors who are investing in therapeutics, PPE, testing and the like. We anticipate the range of missions to be broad and are open to what those look like.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Applications are accepted for organisations based anywhere in the world. 

Grant size: Unrestricted capital in the $50k-100k range. Our hope is to find 8-10 great opportunities in the next 60-90 days, to deploy capital through May, June and July. 

Closing date:  Rolling

Apply: https://www.drkfoundation.org/covid-19-funding/

NIHR: Travel and subsistence funding


Type of project: Travel and subsistence funding to support delivery of technical expertise in the global response to Covid-19.

Location: low and middle-income countries.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a substantive position at a UK higher education institution or research organisation.

Grant size: Host organisations are required to pre-finance activities in the event of a successful application. Applicants are required to complete and submit a Request for Reimbursement Form which should indicate itemised expenses claimed.

Deadline: 31 December

Apply: https://www.ukcdr.org.uk/funding-call/travel-and-subsistence-funding-to-support-lmic-engagement-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/ 

UK Aid Direct Small Charities Challenge Fund

Type of project: SCCF welcomes applications for projects working towards addressing the Global Goals to improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalised. It will be prioritising applications that can demonstrate that they are responding to longer term impacts of COVID-19. The fund remains open for applications addressing a wide range of Global Goals in a variety of contexts. However, we will expect all applicants to be able to explain: how their project will address anticipated longer term impacts of the virus and outline how the risks of COVID-19 to project delivery could be mitigated as part of their application. We appreciate the crisis is developing rapidly and that accurately predicting how COVID-19 will impact the specific context you work in will be challenging.

Location: Projects are only eligible if they are set up in a country that is ranked in the bottom 50 of the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or if it is considered of high or moderate fragility by the UK government. Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria are the exceptions to this rule and are not eligible. See a full list here. The fund receives a particularly high volume of proposals for projects in Kenya. For Kenya, priority will be given to projects delivering in areas with high levels of poverty (for example, the North, East and urban slums) and those addressing issues like basic health, girls’ education, family planning and youth employment.

Eligibility: The Fund is open to any small, UK-registered charity or not-for-profit organisation, with an annual income of £250,000 or less. Your organisation or your downstream partner will also need to be registered in the country of delivery for your application to be eligible.

Grant size: Up to £50,000 for up to 2 years. UK Aid Direct does not specify how much of the budget should go to capital expenditure, monitoring and evaluation activities or UK costs. It is up to the organisation to make the determination appropriate to the project.

Deadline: 25 February 2021

Apply: https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf/ 

USAID COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund

Type of project: The Fund seeks to support private sector interventions and build upon private sector investments in response to the Covid 19 virus. The Fund will exclusively support public-private partnership programs that prepare for, mitigate and address second order economic, security, stabilization impacts of COVID-19 and prevent development backsliding. The Fund defines the private sector as including: U.S. corporations, foreign corporations, foundations, faith-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society groups, Diaspora groups, service organizations, universities and other institutions of learning.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: U.S. non-profit/non-governmental organizations, overseas-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations, U.S. and overseas private/state institutions of higher education, and for-profit and commercial firms.

Grant size: $50,000 to $10,000,000

Deadline: 28 May 2021

Apply: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=SFOP0007088 

 

Non-Covid funding opportunities 

Ending November 2020

NIHR Global Health Research Units

Type of project: These awards will provide funding to collaborations of specialist researchers within universities and research institutes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and the UK who wish to establish new programmes of applied health research. Global Health Research Units will have an existing track record of delivering internationally recognised applied global health research and wish to consolidate and expand this work. Units will address unmet global health needs through equitable research partnerships and must have Joint UK and LMIC Lead applicants, clear plans to strengthen research capacity and support future sustainability of research in partner countries.

Location: ODA-eligible countries

Eligibility: All applications must have two Joint Lead Applicants, one at an eligible LMIC institution and one at an eligible UK institution, Joint Lead Applicants will normally be researchers employed by a research institution, or a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or a not for profit organisation.

Grant size: Awards up to £7 million over a period of up to 5 years are available to NIHR Global Health Research Units.

Deadline: 1st: 18 November; 2nd: 18 May 2021

Apply: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/nihr-global-health-research-units/24739 

The Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity

Type of project: Focus areas for the overseas grants are: Education for groups or communities who have limited access, through distance, poverty, discrimination, or exclusion; Basic skills and tools to build local assets such as village schools, clinics, wells and sanitation; Basic training in health care, disease prevention, and low-tech and low-cost proven solutions to endemic problems; Sanitation, irrigation, hygiene and access to clean water; Women’s education, economic power, reproductive rights and safer childbirth and microfinance projects aimed at women; Help for marginalised communities - for instance the Dalits in India, and pastoralists in east Africa.

Location: London, and also in the developing world.

Eligibility: Registered charities with annual incomes of up to £5m

Grant size: the total level of grants at present is c. £350,000 per year.

Deadline: 30 November

Apply: http://www.peterstebbingsmemorialcharity.org/apply.html 

British & Foreign Schools Society

Type of project: The British & Foreign School Society is a grant giving organisation and offers funding for education projects in the UK and around the world. BFSS only funds new projects, pilot projects, or projects which are planning a distinct new phase of development. Projects should be for the purposes of education or training for young people up to the age of 25. Particularly welcomed applications tackle: Conflict or natural disaster, Girls education or Looked after children.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Organisations should have UK charitable status or, in the case of schools, colleges, universities and Churches, “exempt charity” status. We do not fund non-UK based organisations, Community Interest Companies (CICs) or individuals.

Grant size: £5,000 to £60,000

Deadline: 30 November

Apply: https://bfss.org.uk/grants/criteria-for-grant-giving/ 

Ending December 2020

The Waterloo Foundation Tropical Rainforests

Type of project: Protection of tropical rainforests for their value to the climate, communities and biodiversity, principally through avoided deforestation.

Location: specified tropical rainforest area, defined in hectares

Eligibility: UK-based charities, many of whom work in close partnership with smaller local NGOs based in the countries in which they operate. Non-UK CSOs need a UK reference to apply.

Grant size: £50,000 - £100,000.

Closing date: 1 December

Apply: http://www.waterloofoundation.org.uk/EnvironmentApplications.html#1 

BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Type of project: The Radio 4 Appeal is a weekly 3-minute programme highlighting the work of a charity and appealing for donations to support its activities. The appeal aims to provide an opportunity for raising money and awareness to a variety of charities. The appeal is a fantastic way for a charity to engage with the BBC's audience.

Location: UK-wide/international

Eligibility: applicants must be registered with the UK Charity Commission

Grant size: average of £5,000 to £20,000

Deadline: 7 December

Apply: https://www.bbc.com/charityappeals/apply 

Chrysalis Trust

Type of project: Relief of poverty and disability; Provision of access to shelter, education, healthcare and water

Location: UK & International

Eligibility: The Trust supports local projects in the North East of England, national organisations providing benefit across the UK and international charities registered in the UK.

Closing date: 15 December

Apply: http://www.chrysalis-trust.co.uk/apply.php 

UK Aid Match

Type of project: UK Aid Match is a match-funding programme with the dual purpose of tackling poverty through high-quality projects that contribute to the Global Goals and raising public engagement in international development issues. Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate how they will achieve these aims by designing both a fundraising appeal and a project that meet certain criteria. For every £1 donated to a UK Aid Match charity appeal by an individual living in the UK, the UK government will also contribute £1 of UK aid, therefore giving the UK public a say in how the UK aid funds are spent.

Location: Countries ranked in either the lowest 50 countries in the Human Development Index (HDI) or in certain countries the UK government considers to be of high or moderate fragility

Eligibility: UK-registered, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisations with their own UK constitution and independent board of trustees may apply. Applicants must be registered with the Fundraising Regulator (except CSOs registered in Scotland only). Applicants cannot hold more than three UK Aid Match grants for projects that have more than nine months left to run. They must provide published annual audited accounts or financial statements for the last three years.

Grant size: All appeals must raise a minimum of £100,000 and all eligible donations made by the UK public will be matched up to a maximum of £2 million.

Closing date: 18 December for concept notes

Apply: https://www.ukaidmatch.org/apply 

THET Large Grants for UK Partnerships for Health Systems (UKPHS)

Type of project: The project aims to work with low and lower-middle-income countries to build stronger and more resilient health systems

Location: Myanmar, Nepal, Uganda and Zambia

Eligibility: Health Partnership between a UK health institution and an LMIC health institution based in one of the countries identified.

Grant size: up to £350,000

Closing date: 21 December for established partnerships

Apply: https://www.thet.org/ukphs/ukphs-large-grants-wave-1/ 

Voice - Tanzania Empowerment Accelerated

Type of project: The Voice Empowerment Accelerator grants are ‘graduation’ grants meant for rightsholder-led groups to continue and/or strengthen transformative leadership skills, to build (collective and individual) confidence and skills, forge alliances with other like-minded individuals and/or organisations to address cross-cutting obstacles, and work collectively against the exclusion of marginalised and discriminated groups.

Location: Tanzania

Eligibility: Voice in Tanzania will only accept applications from previous Voice empowerment grantees who are 100% rightsholder-led. Existing empowerment grantees can only apply with a project that will start after their current Voice-funded project ends.

Grant size: €25,000-€50,000

Deadline: 31 December

Apply: https://voice.global/call-for-proposal/empowerment-accelerated-v-20138-tz-em/  

The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund

Type of project: Early career scientists/conservationists and non-profit organizations to carry out vital field conservation and research work.

Location: Africa

Eligibility: Applicants can be based anywhere in the world.

Grant size: €1,500

Closing date: 31 December

Apply: http://www.janatrustfund.org/index_en.html 

Didymus

Type of project: Didymus is a small, grant-making charity with goals of encourage social inclusion, advance education, develop the arts, advance equality and diversity by creating opportunities for women and promote religious understanding.

Location: England, Wales, Africa or Central and South America

Eligibility: registered charities with work based England, Wales, Africa or Central and South America who meet one of our main goals: encourage social inclusion, advance education, develop the arts, advance equality and diversity by creating opportunities for women and promote religious understanding.

Grant size: up to £5,000

Deadline: 31 December

Apply: https://www.didymus-charity.org.uk/application-guidelines/ 

The Light Fund

Type of project: Funding worthwhile charity projects that help children, women and men

Location: UK & Overseas

Eligibility: Only UK registered charities may apply

Grant size: up to £5,000

Closing date: 31 December

Apply: https://www.lightfund.org/applyingforfunds/ 

The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust

Type of project: Project that helps bring about a more peaceful, just and sustainable world, embodying Quaker values through a fearless approach to social and structural innovations in policy or practice.

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: UK registered charities, NGOs, public bodies and social enterprises may apply.

Grant size: £1,000 - £5,000

Closing date: 31 December

Apply: https://theedithmellischaritabletrust.org/how-to-apply/ 

Ending January 2021

The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation

Type of project: The foundation supports special projects and programs of non-governmental organizations in three areas: conservation, food, and health. Examples of areas of interest within these fields follow, but are not meant to be exclusive.

Location: Low- and Lower-Middle-Income countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East

Eligibility: Non-governmental organizations (NGO), Non-profit organizations, Civil society organizations, Community-based organizations, Colleges,, universities and academic institutions are eligible for this grant.

Grant size: The average grant is approximately $20,000. Grants exceeding $30,000 are rarely awarded

Deadline: 1 January 2021

Apply: https://cfhfoundation.grantsmanagement08.com/ 

THET Large Grants for UK Partnerships for Health Systems

Type of project: The project aims to work with low and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs) to build stronger and more resilient health systems.

Location: Myanmar, Nepal, Uganda and Zambia

Eligibility: Health Partnership between a UK health institution and an LMIC health institution based in one of the countries identified.

Grant size: up to £350,000

Closing date: 5 January for new partnerships.

Apply: https://www.thet.org/ukphs/ukphs-large-grants-wave-1/ 

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Type of project: Projects which promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, support freedom of information and independent media, strengthen democratic ideas and values, promote accountability and transparency, strengthen civil society organizations, strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, promote civic education support democratic conflict resolution, promote freedom of association and strengthen a broad-based market economy.

Location: Worldwide. NED encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions.

Eligibility: NED only funds NGOs which may include civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations.

Grant size: $50,000

Closing date: 11 January

Apply: https://www.ned.org/apply-for-grant/en/ 

Matrix Causes Fund

Type of project: Projects which promote access to justice particularly for people trying to get support to meet their basic personal needs, or projects which promote equality of opportunity or a sustainable environment. Applications are particularly welcome from organisations whose focus is on supporting the needs of vulnerable persons such as prisoners, asylum seekers, people with mental health difficulties, people (particularly children) with disabilities, or women in refuges.

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: The Fund may be able to consider applications from organisations that are not registered as a charity in the UK. The organisation must be established for “charitable purposes” and be recognised by HMRC as an exempt charity.

Grant size: up to £5,000 or up to £3,000 a year over three years.

Closing date: 13 January

Apply: https://www.matrixlaw.co.uk/csr/matrix-causes-fund/ 

The British Academy - Education Research in Conflict and Crisis

Type of project: Researchers concerned with child education and workforce, trends in population, the management of economy, relationships with other peoples and nations, and the implications of new technologies

Location: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Benin, Cameroon, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Turkey, Yemen

Eligibility: Partnership with two named institutions, at least one of which must be from institutions in the Middle East, Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Myanmar and Bangladesh and researches directly and primarily relevant to the problems of developing countries

Grant size: up to £555,000

Closing date: 20 January

Apply: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/education-research-in-conflict-and-crisis-bilateral-research-chairs/ 

Embassy of Japan in Botswana Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects

Type of project: Small socio-economic development projects which have a direct and immediate impact on the well-being of disadvantaged communities at a grass-roots level in areas including but not limited to education, health/sanitation, water/energy, agriculture/indigenous industry, and environment.

Location: Botswana

Eligibility: Non-profit organizations (NPOs) such as non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, educational institutes, medical institutes and local governments

Grant size: 10,000,000 Japanese Yen

Closing date: 29 January

Apply: https://www.botswana.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/relation-economy.html#section3 

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards

Type of project: Support innovations for sustainable development to create an environment to encourage and sustain funding, mentoring and support to scale up innovations led by governments, businesses, women, young people and not-for-profit organisations.

Location: Commonwealth countries

Eligibility: Commonwealth citizens, governments or public sector organisations in Commonwealth countries, private enterprises based in Commonwealth countries or civil society / not-for-profit organisations based in Commonwealth countries

Award size: £3,000

Closing date: 31 January

Apply: https://www.thecommonwealth.io/awards/ 

Ending February 2021

Rafto Prize 2021

Type of project: Recognition to those who fight against oppression. A candidate should be active in the struggle for the ideals and principles underlying the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and should represent a non-violent perspective.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Individuals or organisations can be nominated

Grant size: $20,000

Deadline: February 1 2021

Apply: https://www.rafto.no/the-rafto-prize-1 

THET: Large Grants for UK Partnerships for Health Systems - Wave 2

Type of project: The project aims to work with low and lower middle-income countries to build stronger and more resilient health systems

Location: Wave 2 countries are Ethiopia, Somalia and Somaliland

Eligibility: Health Partnership between a UK health institution and an LMIC health institution based in one of the countries identified in this Call.

Grant size: up to £350,000

Closing date: 1 February

Apply: https://www.thet.org/ukphs/ukphs-large-grants-wave-2/ 

Global Grand Challenges - Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers

Type of project: Smart farming solutions that leverage digital technology innovations which have the potential to drive positive impact for small scale producer entrepreneurs. Solutions addressed to one or more challenges faced by small scale crop and livestock producers in one or more areas of agricultural advisory, farm management decision support, input supply, finance, insurance, market access and linkages.

Location: Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Nigeria and Asia: India (Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh), Bangladesh

Eligibility: Foreign and domestic organizations, including non-profit organizations, for- profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions

Grant size: Seed Grants: $250,000 Scale-Up Grants: $1,500,000

Closing date: 25 February

Apply: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/smart-farming-innovations-small-scale-producers 

Ending March 2021

Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation

Type of project: Protection for civilians, psychosocial assistance and rehabilitation of victims of war and conflict and supporting children and young people

Location: Afghanistan, Chad, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen

Eligibility: organisations with headquarters in Switzerland or the UK

Grant size: approximately CHF 10,000 per year

Closing date: 12 March

Apply: https://www.johnsonstiftung.ch/en/applications/submitting-an-application/ 

Ending May 2021

Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust

Type of project: Music and arts education and participation, deafness and other disabilities, the elderly, medical relief including hospice support, and medical research

Location: London, Northern Ireland and South Africa

Eligibility: Registered charities only

Grant size: between £1,000 and £5,000

Closing date: 5 May

Apply: http://www.lurgantrust.org/apply.html 

Ending June 2021

U.S. Embassy in Tanzania

Type of project: Strengthen and promote democracy and human rights, improve health and education of Tanzanians, inclusive, broad-based economic growth, advance peace and regional security.

Location: Tanzania

Eligibility: individuals, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions may apply.

Grant size: $1,000 - $25,000

Closing date: 30 June

Apply: https://tz.usembassy.gov/education-culture/funding-opportunities/ 

Ongoing International Funding Opportunities

Mercury Phoenix Trust

Type of project: The Trust's work concentrates on fighting HIV/AIDS by funding programmes focusing on education and awareness, particularly aiming at young people in and out of school and projects to help children orphaned by AIDS.

Location: Developing countries

Eligibility: Registered charities can apply

Apply: http://www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com/site/grants 

Melania

Type of project: Melania is a Dutch foundation which focuses on the financial support of micro-income generating projects for low income women.

Location: low income women in certain countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Eligibility: Initiatives should be run by women led groups and organisations.

Grant size: up to €5.000

Apply: https://melania.nl/english-summary/ 

The Matthews Wrightson Charity Trust

Type of project: The Trust aims to support smaller UK registered charities in their work both in the UK and overseas. Particular regard is given to those working with young people, the disabled and the underprivileged.

Eligibility: UK registered charities, or individuals currently residing in the UK and undertaking charitable work in the UK or overseas with an income less than £250,000.

Grant size: The typical grant is for £500

Apply: https://matthewswrightson.org.uk/how-to-apply-2/ 

The Coles Medlock Foundation

Type of project: The foundation supports international development projects, especially those working in the area of sustainable agriculture, education, infrastructure development, financial independence and healthcare.

Location: Worldwide. Recent projects have taken place in Indonesia, Zambia, India, Tanzania, South Africa, Malawi, Romania, Ghana, Nepal, Mozambique and Sierra Leone.

Grant size: Most grants are between £5,000 and £10,000

Apply: http://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?subid=0&regid=1132780 

Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation

Type of project: Small grants of between £100-£1,000 are available to small charities who are temporarily struggling but otherwise viable. Particular areas of interest: Care of those suffering from disease; Caring in the community for disabled and people on the margin; End of life; Education;

Interfaith projects with a focus engendering tolerance and breaking down prejudice; Medical projects.

Location: Primarily UK, but also international

Eligibility: This fund is being managed by the Small Charities Coalition.
UK-based registered charities may apply with an income of under £1 million, When overseas, grants are made via UK-based registered charities.

Grant size: £100 to £1,000

Apply: Completed application forms must be submitted to grants@smallcharities.org.uk 

The Fat Beehive Foundation

Type of project: The Fat Beehive Foundation is an independent UK registered charity that provides small grants for websites and digital products to other small UK registered charities. The aim is to help organisations carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit. Areas covered: Environmental protection or climate change mitigation, Human rights, International development, Equality and Diversity, Social justice/Refugees/Housing, Education, Art & culture, Health and wellbeing, Prisoner rehabilitation.

Location:

Eligibility: small UK registered charities with an average income of less than £1 million a year.

Grant size: up to £2500

Closing date: Rolling with grants considered during quarterly trustee meetings (April, July, October and January)

Apply: https://www.fatbeehivefoundation.org.uk/ 

Peter Cundill Foundation

Type of project: We will mainly partner organisations that are efficiently increasing learning adjusted years of schooling (LAYS) through wider access to and/or quality of basic education. If your organisation is a geographic and sectoral fit for the Foundation, we would be happy to receive a brief synopsis (maximum 2 pages) of your work which we will add to our ‘horizon pipeline’ and evaluate as and when we have the capacity to do so. We will contact interesting looking organisations from 2021 onwards.

Location: Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Grant size:  unrestricted

Apply: https://www.thepetercundillfoundation.com/ 


The Waterloo Foundation

Covid 19 update:  We are temporarily suspending our Small Grants Programme and will NOT be accepting or reviewing applications to this programme at this time. We have also received an unprecedented number of applications to our Nutrition Main Grants Programme and have already assigned this year’s budget allocation; so sadly, cannot accept any further requests at this time.  We are still accepting Main Grant applications for our Sexual and Reproductive Health/Family Planning Programme, but please note that the timelines for reviewing these are expected to be delayed. We are very aware that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused widespread disruption to development programmes around the world, so we will not be able to make grant decisions on proposed work until we are satisfied that it can be delivered as planned. Therefore, please make sure this is addressed within any application. We would advise all our applicants to consider a start date for your work of AFTER the burden of COVID-19 has greatly reduced, and widespread COVID-19 related restrictions have been lifted.
We are hopeful that we will be able to re-open our call for applications to our Small Grants Programme and our Nutrition Main Grants Programme towards the end of 2020/start of 2021, although we are mindful of the unpredictable nature of the Covid-19 pandemic. We will keep our website updated with any changes and would suggest that anyone interested in applying to The Waterloo Foundation should check back here before starting to prepare an application.

WF accepts requests for funding under each of our Grant Programmes.  Each of our Grant Programmes has specific requirements or deadlines which you must follow if submitting an application for funding.  Please read the guidelines on the following pages before submitting a funding application:

http://waterloofoundation.org.uk/Applications.html 

The Coca Cola Foundation

Type of project: Areas of focus are Empowering women: economic empowerment and entrepreneurship; Protecting the environment: access to clean water, water conservation and recycling; Enhancing communities: education, youth development and other community and civic initiatives. In addition, the Foundation supports many local community programs such as HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness programs. The Coca-Cola Foundation is also providing additional funding and grants to communities and organizations in response to Coronavirus. These grants support local organizations and vulnerable communities during these times.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Charitable donations are made to non-profit organizations and to foreign organizations that are the equivalent of U.S. charities. Charitable donations are not made to individuals, religious, political, legislative, lobbying or fraternal organizations.

Apply: https://www.coca-colacompany.com/shared-future/coca-cola-foundation 

Van Neste Foundation

Type of project: We will be assessing appeals on how effective they are in reaching one or all of the three areas: Social Change, Children and Young People; the Developing World. In the latter category, the Foundation expects the majority of grants to be within the UK but also want to support Charities working in the developing world where their objectives coincide with our focus on Social Change and Children and Young People.

Location: UK & the developing world

Apply: https://www.vanneste.org.uk/#about  

The Kitchen Table Charities Trust

Type of project: The aim is to help small charities, which are using small amounts of money to transform people’s lives. Projects we support must give direct help to the very poorest (usually children or widows) at the bottom of the ladder.

Location: Mostly Africa

Eligibility: Applicants must either be registered in the UK as a charity, or locally registered in their country of operation.

Grant size: Grants rarely exceed £6,000 per project or organisation. No part of any grant should be spent in Britain on administration - including salaries and advertising campaigns.

Apply: http://www.kitchentablecharities.org/grant.htm 

Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe

Type of project:  Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects provides funding for projects focusing on basic education, health care, food and nutrition, WASH, child protection and support for disadvantaged people.

Location: Zimbabwe

Eligibility: Be officially recognised as a non-profit organisation; be working for socio-economic development at the grassroots level, have been operating for more than two years in the field of the proposed project and with sound finances.

Grant size:  10,000,000 Japanese yen.

Apply: https://www.zw.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/bilateral.html 

Izumi Foundation

Type of project:  The Foundation only consider Letters of Inquiry (LOI) within its current geographic focus or five health areas : Maternal & Neonatal Health, Nutrition, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Infectious Disease and Healthcare System Infrastructure. Please note, only a small handful of organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal. The time between LOI submission and a possible invitation to submit a full proposal varies between 6 to 12+ months.
Location: Africa and Latin American & the Caribbean. A full list can be seen here

Eligibility:  All organizations must be legally registered for at least one year in order to be eligible for funding. Organizations within the United States must have IRS designated tax-exempt status; Organizations and agencies outside of the United States must have legally recognized non-profit status; All organizations must be able to provide their most recent audited or reviewed financial statements as well as the amount of their overall operating budget.

Grant size: $50,000 - $100,000 over 2 years. New partners often start with a $50,000 grant over two-years. Grants rarely exceed 50% of the organization’s overall operating budget.

Apply: https://izumi.org/approach#geographic-focus

Open Technology Fund - Rapid Response Fund

Type of project:  The Rapid Response Fund aims to facilitate the digital emergency response community to resolve threats in a timely and comprehensive manner for individuals, communities, and organizations whose free expression has recently been repressed. To resolve digital emergencies, OTF offers both direct financial support as well as technical services from trusted partners to high-risk people and organizations, such as bloggers, cyber activists, journalists, and human rights defenders.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Any organization or person within OTF’s remit who requires urgent assistance related to a digital emergency can apply

Grant size:   Average grants are between US$5,000 and $25,000. Grants cannot exceed $50,000

Apply: https://www.opentech.fund/funds/rapid-response-fund/

The Generations Trust

Type of project: Projects which aim to provide a better quality of life for children who need it the most; those who are disabled, disadvantaged, or struggle with ill health. The Trust also supports environmental protection and conservation projects.

Location: UK & developing countries

Eligibility: Before applying, applicants are advised to contact the Trust before applying.

Apply: http://www.generationsct.co.uk/contact/ 

David & Elaine Potter Foundation

Type of project: Please note, the Foundation makes grants by strict invitation only. Potential grantees who believe their project fits their remit should email the Foundation to discuss potential eligibility. The Foundation makes grants in two focus areas: Education – including projects which improve policy, practices and techniques, sustainability and economic and social well-being; Civil Society – the focus is on projects working to improve human rights, transparency / accountability, anti-corruption and good governance. The Foundation is also interested in work that looks at the impact of drones on human rights work, investigative journalism, the rule of law, and democracy and inequality.

Location: UK and South Africa only

Eligibility: Registered charities and educational institutions may apply

Grant size: Not stated, however the Foundation recognises the benefits of unrestricted funding and will consider providing grants for general core costs.

Apply: https://www.potterfoundation.com/causes_we_support/civil_society/introduction.html 

Casey Trust

Type of project: Projects with tangible outputs which support the welfare of children up to age 18. This generally excludes more general projects such as core funding, parental or community support, publications, medical research, construction etc. The Trustees are looking for start-up projects or identifiable new initiatives within existing projects, rather than contributions to recurring events or continuing programmes

Location: The UK and overseas

Eligibility: Registered UK charities, or UK affiliates of foreign charities may apply.

Apply: http://www.caseytrust.org/applying/4545413744 

Jean Sainsbury Trust

Type of project: General running costs associated with the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing or release of domestic, wild and exotic animals. Charities that bring animals from overseas to the UK will not receive support unless they are also supporting ongoing work in the country of origin.

Location: Applicants can be working in the UK or overseas.

Eligibility: The Trust favours applications from smaller charities registered in the UK.

Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000

Apply: https://www.jeansainsburyanimalwelfare.org.uk/applications/ 

The Oakdale Trust

Type of project: The Trust’s focus areas include: Welsh based social, community and medical projects; medical research projects (UK); Environment conservation projects (Wales); the Arts (Wales) Welsh connection; UK based and registered charities working in the developing world; Penal Reform.

Location: UK & Overseas

Eligibility: UK registered charities may apply

Grant size: average grants are £1,000

Apply: https://www.oakdaletrust.org.uk/guidelines/ 

Hilden Charitable Trust

Type of project: Overseas grant making priorities are for projects working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women.

Location: UK and developing countries

Eligibility: UK registered NGOs and local NGOs may apply. Hilden hope that UK NGOs will encourage their local partners to apply directly. Local NGOs based overseas must have a been working for at least 5 years and have an income of over £25,000 in their last 2 financial years, but no more than £100,000. UK charities must have a history of working overseas for at least 5 years and have an income of over £100,000 in their last two financial years, but not more than £500,000.

Grant size: Average grants are £5,000. This donor is open to funding general running or core costs.

Apply: http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/ 

Chrysalis Trust

Type of project: Relief of poverty and disability; Provision of access to shelter, education, healthcare and water

Location: UK & International

Eligibility: The Trust supports local projects in the North East of England, national organisations providing benefit across the UK, as well as, international charities registered in the UK.

Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000

Apply: http://www.chrysalis-trust.co.uk/apply.php 

Rhododendron Trust

Type of project: Social welfare and humanitarian aid projects both in the developing world
and the UK. The Trust prefers to support charities which benefit people affected by multiple factors of inequality including poverty, disability, age, gender, ethnic status, or the poor medical, welfare or educational infrastructure in their country.

Eligibility: Charities registered in the UK may apply

Grant size: £500 - £1,500. In 2017-18, grants totalled £58,000. £27,000 went to charities which work in the developing world.

Apply: http://www.rhododendron-trust.org.uk/  

Rivers Foundation

Type of project: The Foundation generally assists smaller charities with specific projects involving the education, social development and medical well-being of young people.

Location: UK & Overseas

Grant size: Grants totalled £123,000 in 2018. Past grantees can be seen here.

Apply: https://riversfoundation.co.uk/how-to-apply/ 

The Toy Trust

Type of project: Project supporting disadvantaged and disabled children aged under 13

Location: UK & Overseas

Grant size: Up to £5,000

Apply: https://toytrust.co.uk/how-to-apply/  

Lennox and Wyfold Foundation

Type of project: Focus areas include health or the saving of lives; arts, culture or science; education; religion

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: Only UK registered charities may apply

Grant size: Most grants do not exceed £20,000

Apply: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Accounts/Ends98/0001080198_AC_20180331_E_C.PDF 

Scott Bader

Type of project: Past projects have focused on improving education, health, food security and vocational training of refugees in the UK

Location: UK and Africa

Eligibility: Only UK registered charities may apply

Grant size: £500-£2,000

Apply: https://www.scottbader.com/humanity/our-society/how-to-access-funds/ 

Britford Bridge Trust

Type of project: Poverty relief; education; health and; the arts, culture, heritage or science.

Location: UK & Overseas

Eligibility: registered charities may apply

Grant size: £4,000 - £170,000. Most grants are for c. £10,000.

Apply: thebritfordbridgetrust@brodies.com 

The De Brye Charitable Trust

Type of project: Projects that provide care and housing of older people, orphans and neglected children and for aid to physically disabled children and to the blind.

Location: UK & Overseas

Eligibility: UK registered charities may apply

Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000

Apply: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithoutPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=326226&SubsidiaryNumber=0 

The Miss K M Harbinson Trust

Type of project: Animal welfare, arts and cultural activities, education and training, environmental projects, health and social care, religious activities

Location: UK & Overseas

Grant size: Average grants c. £3,500

Apply: https://stirling.fundingscotland.com/Funds/Fund/a0Rb0000000Ng6ZEAS-harbinson-charitable-trus

Open Gate Trust

Type of project: Grassroots environmental, land-based and sustainable projects which benefit local communities. Applications are particularly welcome from charities that focus on ecological sustainability, schemes advancing social diversity and inclusion.

Location: UK & Overseas

Eligibility: Applications for overseas work must come from UK charities.

Grant size: £500- £2,500

Apply: http://www.opengatetrust.org.uk/contact.html 

The Alchemy Foundation

Type of project: WASH, disability, social welfare, personal reform, medical research and aid especially in areas of blindness and disfigurement, individual enterprise and respite for carers. The Foundation can also fund the cost of fundraisers.

Location: UK & Overseas

Grant size: Total granting for 2018 totalled £448,925

Apply: http://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?subid=0&regid=292500 

The Carmela and Ronnie Pignatelli Foundation

Type of project: Projects supporting the young and the disadvantaged through education, reducing poverty and discrimination. The Foundation also supports environmental and animal welfare charities.

Location: The U.K., Africa, Asia and Latin America

Eligibility: UK registered charities may apply

Grant size: Average grants are £2,500

Apply: https://pignatellifoundation.com/contact/ 

The Cumber Family Charitable Trust

Type of project: Agricultural, conservation and rural development work both locally and in developing countries. The Trust also has a preference for projects focusing on welfare, education, medical or disadvantaged children's needs, or those that are agriculturally, or conservation focussed. Preference also goes to longer term projects that do not necessarily appeal to the general public.

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: To qualify for our support, your project must be either: working outside the UK; a UK national charity or a charity active in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Grant size: Up to £2,000

Apply: https://www.cumberfamilycharitabletrust.org.uk/grants.php 

The Genesis Charitable Trust

Type of project: The Trust prioritises income-generating projects in developing countries. It actively seeks to support entrepreneurial initiatives; targeted improvement of economic opportunities; improvements to the efficiency of markets and the ease of doing business. Short pilots, one-off awards and projects lasting around three years are considered equally.
Location: Developing countries. See here for a list of the countries supported.

Eligibility: Non-profit organisations registered in their operating country may apply. Non-profit organisations associated with an organisation recorded on an official register of charities in the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or Singapore may also apply.

Grant size: it is exceptional for grant payments to exceed £400,000 in any single year of a project.

Apply: https://www.giml.co.uk/genesis-charitable-trust 

Thackery Medical Research Trust

Type of project: Within the Trust’s overseas development focus areas, it will consider supporting international charitable medical supply organisations. This may include establishing sustainable supply chains for the production, distribution and use of medical equipment in areas of the world that are poorly supplied. It will also consider projects which relieve and prevent disease and sickness in under-developed countries by supporting appropriate research and manufacture of medical products.

Location: UK and developing countries.

Grant size: The Trust has an annual budget of £30,000 and aims to offer grants to more than one organisation.

Apply: http://www.tmrt.co.uk/guidance-to-applicants/ 

Denise Coates Foundation

Type of project: Charities are invited to present proposals to the Foundation's Trustees detailing how a grant would be used and the benefits that it would deliver. The Foundation’s focus areas include: Education and Training; Disaster Recovery/Emergency Relief
Community Development; Medical Research and Development. Charities are invited to present proposals to the Foundation's Trustees detailing how a grant would be used and the benefits that it would deliver

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: UK NGOs may apply

Grant size: In the 2016-17 financial year the Foundation committed to provide £5,964,536 of grants and donations to 21 charitable entities, 19 of which totalled more than £20,000

Apply: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/ContactAndTrustees.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1149110&SubsidiaryNumber=0 

Hebb Finn Charitable Trust  

Type of projects: The prevention or relief of poverty especially in Africa and Wales. In Africa the focus is on initiatives which have humanitarian and Christian aims, including: Projects to improve health or address health issues; Education of children and professional education and; Support for micro-businesses.
Location: Wales & Africa

Eligibility: Charities and individuals

Grant size: £1,000 - £5,000 past grantees can be seen here.

Apply: http://www.hebffin.com/uploads/3/9/3/5/39352763/hf_funding_guidelines.pdf 

The John Lewis Foundation

Type of projects: The current focus of the Foundation is to invest in disadvantaged communities that support the John Lewis business throughout the world to acquire the relevant skills required for meaningful employment and improve social inclusion.

Location: The Foundation welcomes applications for projects with these objectives both in the UK and overseas. The project must benefit communities in which there is a John Lewis store, supplier, manufacturer, distribution hub, call centre etc.

Grant size: The Trustees will consider projects of varying amounts

Eligibility: groups and organisations that are registered with the appropriate Charity Commission or where the grant is for an exclusively charitable purpose. Funding cannot support building renovation or other capital expenditure or consumables.

Apply: http://www.johnlewisfoundation.org/content/fnd/en/how-to-apply.html 

The Ashworth Charitable Trust

Type of project: The Trust is a small grant-making charity created primarily to support humanitarian causes operating locally, nationally and internationally. Its underlying principals are: justice; education for all; the need to address the situation of the very poor and of those at the margins of society; that all people everywhere should be able to share the fruits of and be empowered to participate in the construction of a just, prosperous and sustainable society; and that to achieve these aims, it is necessary to build the capacity of individuals, communities and institutions.

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: UK registered charities whose turnover is under £1 million.

Grant size: Grant levels do not usually exceed £3,000

Apply: http://www.ashworthtrust.org/funding.html 

John M Archer Charitable Trust

Type of project: prevention and relief of human suffering; welfare of sick, distressed or afflicted people; alleviation of need; advancement of education; advancement of religious or missionary work; advancement of medical or scientific research and discovery; preservation of Scottish heritage and the advancement of associated cultural activities.

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: Not stated

Grant size: Maximum £5,000. Average £1,000

Apply: http://fundingscotland.com/Funds/Fund/a0Rb0000000Ng4cEAC 

The C J W Trust

Type of project: The Trust focuses its grant making on: General charitable purposes; Disability; The prevention or relief of poverty; Other charitable purposes.

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: Not stated

Grant size: £14,500 worth of grants were made in 2017 between £1,000 - £5,000

Apply: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Accounts/Ends61/0000297061_AC_20170405_E_C.PDF

The Weslyan Foundation

Location: the City and County of CARDIFF

Eligibility Local constituted community groups and registered charities with an income below £250,000 can apply

Grant size £2,000

Apply http://cfiw.org.uk/eng/grants/64-wesleyan-foundation 

De la Rue Charitable Trust

Type of project: Educational projects at home and abroad which promote relevant skills, international understanding and bring relief from suffering.

Location: The UK and under-developed communities where De la Rue does business.

Eligibility: an official registered charity preferably in the UK with a charity registration number.

Grant size: Approximate annual fund value is £60,000 with 10-12 charities supported in 2016/7.

Apply: https://www.delarue.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility/relationships/de-la-rue-in-the-community/charitable-trust 

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation

Type of project: A grant making body that supports a wide range of causes, the primary areas of interest being the built environment, responsible business and enterprise, young people and education, and global sustainability. n recent years, we have awarded major and small grants in the following funding areas: Arts and Culture; Education and Young People; Conservation and Heritage; Environmental Sustainability; Community Support; Health and Hospices; Religion; Emergency relief; and Welfare of service personnel.

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: UK registered non-for-profit organizations that support grassroots community-based projects. While you may apply anytime, applications submitted one month before the small grants committee meeting will be considered at the next meeting. Please note that the Small Grants Committee will consider applications in February, May, July and October 2018.

Grant size: a maximum of £5,000. The average award is £1,500.

Apply: https://www.princeofwalescharitablefoundation.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/application-checklist 

The Queen Anne's Gate Foundation

Type of project: Projects which ‘make potentially unproductive lives productive’. This tends to mean a bias towards educational and rehabilitative charities and those that work with underprivileged areas of society. There is a focus on the UK and Asia. In principle, there is a willingness to commit funding for three years if it enables the chosen charity or project to plan more effectively. The Foundation also supports one-off appropriate causes, as they become available.
Location: Predominately supports projects in the UK and Asia.

Grant size: Total grant funding for 2017 was £204,049

More information: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/ContactAndTrustees.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1108903&SubsidiaryNumber=0 

The Gibbs Trust

Type of project: These are innovative undertakings by Methodist churches and organisations, other Christian Causes, especially of an ecumenical nature, and a wider category in the fields of the creative arts, education, social and international concern

Location: Wales and overseas

Eligibility: The Trust only makes grants to UK registered charities. It encourages applicants to be brief and to look at the list of grants made before applying.

Grant size: Grants totalling £43,250 were made to international causes in 2016/7. This figure included one £9,000 donation. The remainder were between £1,000 - £3,000.

Deadline: The pattern is for the Trustees to meet three times during the financial year: around Easter, in late summer, and after Christmas.

Apply: http://www.gibbstrust.org.uk 

The Noel Buxton Trust's Penal Grants

Type of project: projects that help maintain relationships between prisoners and their families or for work that supports the contributions that volunteers make within the prison community.

Location: England, Scotland and Wales. The emphasis of giving is on areas outside London and South-east England.

Eligibility: Registered Voluntary and Community Sector organisations. These include local campaigning organisations; self-help groups; and service providers.

Grant size: one off grants of up to £3,000

Apply: http://www.noelbuxtontrust.org.uk/2012penal.htm#Who 

The True Colours Trust Small UK Grants Programme

Type of project: local organisations and projects that work with disabled children, their siblings and their families on a daily basis. Grants are usually one-off contributions for projects or core costs rather than multi-year grants for on-going revenue costs. Trustees prefer to fund: Hydrotherapy pools; Multi-sensory rooms; Mini buses; Sibling projects; Bereavement support; Specialised play equipment / access to play and leisure; Family support / parent-led peer support.

Location: UK

Eligibility: The Trustees are unlikely to fund the following: condition specific organisations; residential play schemes; residential special schools; and free schools. Also, organisations whose annual income exceeds £300,000 are unlikely to be considered.

Grant size: up to £10,000

Apply: http://www.truecolourstrust.org.uk/small-grants-uk/ 

Ernst Kleinwort Small Grants Programme

Type of project: The Trust has 3 focus areas: 1) Charitable work in the County of Sussex; 2) Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International) and 3) Reproductive Health and Family Planning (International). Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution towards a building/refurbishment project, purchase of specialist equipment or other similar capital expenditure, or assistance with running costs.

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: UK registered charities

Grant size: Small Grants <£5,000 

Apply: http://ekct.org.uk/make-an-application/ 

The Global Resilience Fund for Girls and Young Women

Type of project: Resourcing girls’ and young women’s activism through the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund is prioritizing applications from girls and young women with disabilities, girls and young women of colour, LGBTQIA2S youth, afro-descendant, indigenous and immigrant girls and young women, as well as those living in urban slum areas, rural areas, refugee camps, occupied territories and in conflict affected settings.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Registered and unregistered community organisations led by girls, young women and/or trans and intersex youth with incomes of below $50,000 per year may apply.
Applicants must have previously received funding from one of the following organizations: Central American Women’s Fund, Central America and Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund), Disability Rights Fund, Filia, FIMI - The International Indigenous Women’s Fund, Fondo Semillas, Ford Foundation, FRIDA I The Young Feminist Fund, Global Fund for Children, Global Fund for Women, MADRE, Mama Cash, Plan International, Purposeful, Ukrainian Women's Fund, UNICEF, With and for Girls Collective, Women Enabled International, Women's Fund Asia, Women Win.

Grant size: up to $5,000 - Grants are fully flexible

Closing date: N/A

Apply: https://www.theglobalresiliencefund.org/