Funding brief: UK Aid Match funding must be used to fund activities that aim to reduce poverty in eligible countries. All projects designed to bring about measurable and lasting benefits to poor people within the project life span are eligible.
UK Aid Match brings charities, British people and the UK government together to change the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.
For every £1 given by the public to a UK Aid Match charity appeal, the government adds £1 from the UK’s international development budget.
Over the last five years 42 organisations from across the UK have run UK Aid Match projects in 27 developing countries, helping around 25 million people.
UK Aid Match gives everyone in the UK a say in how the UK’s aid money is spent. It boosts the impact of high quality projects that improve the lives of poor people in developing countries.
‘Leave no one behind’
UK Aid Match welcomes applications for funding from charities and not-for-profit organisations. They’re looking for projects that will reach the most vulnerable populations – with a special focus on projects that support women and girls.
Projects will also need to support the department’s wider objectives:
● Strengthen global peace, security and governance
● Strengthen resilience and response to crisis
● Promote global prosperity
● Tackle extreme poverty
Donor Name: UK Aid Match
Funding name: No specific fund name
Deadline: Application for UK Aid Match II, Round 3 opens on 22nd, October and closes on 13th, December, 2018.
Funding details link: Click to view
Funding limit: The total budget for the UK Aid Match II Round 3 is £20 million. Eligible organizations can receive UK Aid Match funding from a minimum of £100,000 to a maximum of £2 million.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Funding can be used for new, time-limited projects of up to three years duration, or to expand ongoing projects by up to three years.
Eligible organization: As below
Eligibility: All organizations applying must:
● Be UK registered, UK-based non-governmental, not for profit organizations
● Submit an application that meets the minimum requirements of the communication partnership
● Not be in receipt of more than three ‘live’ UK Aid Match (UKAM) grants. ‘Live’ is defined as having more than nine months left to go on an active project
● Plan to implement the proposed projects in countries ranked in the bottom 50 countries in the Human Development Index (HDI) and in certain countries assessed as highly or moderately fragile
● Show that funding will be used for new, time-limited projects of up to three years duration, or to expand ongoing projects by up to three years
● Ensure applications comply with relevant legislation and good practice for charities in fundraising, marketing and advertising, from bodies including the Charity Commission, Information Commissioner’s Office, Fundraising Regulator (or Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel for CSOs registered in Scotland only), the Institute of Fundraising and Advertising Standards Authority. All appeals must comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice
● Be registered with the Fundraising Regulator (except CSOs registered in Scotland only)
UK Aid Match funds cannot be used for the purposes below. This list covers activities that they are often asked about, but it is not exhaustive:
● Discrimination: they will not consider initiatives that discriminate against individuals or groups of people on any grounds including race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age
● Scholarships: they will not fund educational scholarships. By scholarships, they are primarily referring to training for individuals outside of their home country, or in a different region of their home country, where the total costs associated with the training would be relatively expensive. This not always the best approach to building national capacity in a sustainable way. If an educational qualification is required our preferred approach would be for groups of people to be trained in their home country to build the national capacity and overall sustainability of skills transfer
● ‘Stand-alone’ activities: they will not fund stand-alone activities which are not part of a wider programme, e.g. one-off conferences or training events. Nor can they support initiatives dealing solely with the overseas transportation of goods and supplies
● Civil disobedience: we will not provide support to projects which actively encourage civil disobedience
Partisan political stance: They will not fund activities which take a partisan political stance, or initiatives which involve direct lobbying of the UK government or of international organisations of which the UK is a member, or which involve lobbying for or against activities of companies, individuals or institutions
● Proselytising: they will not fund project activities intended to promote religious beliefs
● Response to acute humanitarian disasters: UK Aid Match is not appropriate for appeals to raise money for rapid onset disasters that require an immediate response, due to the fixed timing of the application process. However, longer term disaster recovery and humanitarian operations can be considered for match funding. Projects must take place in countries eligible for match funding
● Major capital expenditure (e.g. construction or purchase of buildings, including vehicles): This cannot be supported if these items are a primary focus of the proposed initiative, e.g. if the purpose of the initiative is solely to build a school. Any aspect of capital expenditure that you include must be fully justified as contributing to the sustainable outcome of the project. Decisions on disposal of assets will be made towards the end of the project in line with DFID’s assets policy
● Appeal and other communications expenses: UK Aid Match funding cannot be used to pay for any aspect of the appeal, reporting back, or for appeal activities that do not directly contribute to the project outcomes. For example, match funding could be used to pay for activities that communicate messages to the project’s target communities, e.g. messages which seek to change behaviours on health (if the development objectives include changed behaviours on health) but it could not be used to pay for promotion of the organisation receiving the match funding. They will give further advice on this within the context of specific project budgets
Eligible Country: All organizations applying must Be UK registered, UK-based non-governmental, not for profit organizations. Plan to implement the proposed projects in countries ranked in the bottom 50 countries in the Human Development Index (HDI) and in certain countries assessed as highly or moderately fragile . Projects can operate in up to two countries. Your proposal must provide relevant information for the proposed activities in each country. The project does not have to follow the same approach in each country, but all project activities must contribute to achievement of the project outcome. Applicants must provide a clear rationale for working in multiple locations/countries and demonstrate how there will be cross-learning between the two countries.
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply: Applications are typically made through a two-stage process: the submission of a concept note and then, if successful in the first stage, a full proposal.
DFID will try to ensure that constructive feedback is given on applications at both stages, including unsuccessful applications. All decisions are final, and there is no appeals process.
Applications must be made through the online portal. The portal is accessible through the UK Aid Match website. When the application period opens on 22 October 2018 a red button will be visible in the right-hand corner of the homepage which will take you through to the application form.
The concept note form will not be available in advance of 22 October 2018. Supporting documents must be uploaded via the portal. The closing date for applications is 14 December 2018.
All applicants will need to:
● Register online to apply
● Complete an eligibility assessment via the online application form on the portal
● Complete a concept note
● The highest scoring applicants at concept note stage will be invited to submit a full proposal, for which they are given six weeks. During this period, there will be a webinar giving applicants an opportunity to ask questions about developing a full application, including developing a logframe.
At both the concept note and full application stages, project proposals and communication appeals will be assessed and shortlisted.
Documents that must be uploaded to the portal at each stage
● Annual audited accounts for the last three years
● Draft project budget
● Name, citizenship, and date of birth of the following persons: Chair and Deputy Chair of the Board, the Managing Director or CEO, Treasurer, Director of Finance, and Programme Manager responsible for the UK Aid Match grant
● A written statement of interest (letter/email) to support the appeal from each of your communications partner(s) to include:
UK Aid Match (UKAM) message and logo in related content
Details of their opportunities to view (OTVs)
Details of specific communication channels, frequency and content they will deliver
Commitment to reporting back to their audience on the progress of the appeal and project
A statement that their support is pro bono (See section on demonstrating communications partner commitment in the Communications and Appeal guidance)
● If available, a brief CV of the lead person responsible for delivering the project/programme (or job description if they are yet to be recruited)
● A1 appeal communications proposal form (these can be downloaded from the online portal or the website)
● A2 appeal communications proposal spreadsheet (these can be downloaded from the online portal or the website)
● Organizational strategy, i.e. the organization’s strategic plan or equivalent
● Organogram (including a description and diagram of the applying organization’s Board, management and key staff posts)
● A Theory of Change for the proposed project (how you foresee change happening, covering at least your proposed project’s overall goals and outcomes)
● Logical framework (summarizing the proposed project’s outcomes and outputs)
● Final written letters/emails of support from communications partners – any provisional agreements must be formalized and new details supplied. Additional partners may be added at this stage and
● They must adhere to the same conditions as other communications partners
● A copy of registration document (UK and other country if appropriate)
● Physical proof of registered address e.g. utility bill
● Signed letter of ‘good standing’ from your bank to confirm bank details
● Details of three referees (include written references if available) for work that you have done/similar projects that organization has managed
● C1 appeal communications proposal form (these can be downloaded from the online portal or the website)
● C2 appeal communications spreadsheet (these can be downloaded from the online portal or the website)
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