International Opportunities

Funding to Reduce Poverty in the Developing World (UK) 25th January 2019

UK Aid Direct has announced that the next funding round for its Community Partnership and Impact Grants Programmes will open for applications on Monday 4th March 2019. Grants will be available to small- and medium-sized national and international civil society organisations (CSOs) to reduce poverty and work towards achieving the Global Goals. Under the Community partnership scheme, small organisations can apply for grants of up to £250,000 f...

£2.5 Million to Boost for International Exchanges for Schools (England) 24th January 2019

The UK Government has announced a £2.5 million funding boost to ensure that more disadvantaged pupils can take part in international exchanges and visits. Later this year, schools in England will be able to apply for grants to take pupils aged 11 and above to visit partner schools around the world, giving them the chance to experience different cultures, improve language skills and build independence, character and resilience. The funding wil...

Grants to Tackle Hunger in the Poorest Countries (UK & International) 14th January 2019

Grants of £30,000 - £50,000 per year for up to three years are available to legally incorporated not-for-profit organisations working to address the root causes of hunger in countries rated alarming or serious on the Global Hunger Index who are affected by climate change. Projects meeting one of two goals - stop children dying from hunger or to help the poorest families feed themselves – may be supported with grants that can cover up to 10...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 11th January 2019

UK based charities working overseas can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that have a lasting benefit for some of the most deprived people and communities in the developing world. The funding can be awarded over a period of 3 – 5 years as grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 per year. Previous awards have been made to Cool Earth to provide safe sanitation for indigenous rainforest villages in Papua New Guinea; Point Foundation...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 10th January 2019

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status). Schools wishing to apply need to have either charita...

Funding for Projects that Address the Development Needs of Young Children (UK, Kenya and Malawi) 7th January 2019

Grants of up to £150,000 are available to organisations within the UK for projects that address the comprehensive development needs of children during their early years, up to and including their transition to primary school. The funding is available to organisations that directly support families with young children; especially those at risk of disadvantage and with demonstrable experience in one or more of the key areas – for instance in...

UK – German Schools Flexible Funding Scheme (UK) 10th December 2018

Schools and Youth groups in the UK and Germany can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5,000 from the UK German Connection Flexible Funding Scheme. This scheme aims to bring young people of the UK and Germany together to facilitate an exchange of ideas, joint learning and open discussions on the following current themes: World War 1 and Our future in Europe - maintaining the UK-German connection. Supported activities must be joint and...

Grants Available to Small Charities Working in the Developing World (UK) 4th December 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with the most vulnerable people in Africa, South Asia, East Asia and the Americas. Up to two years funding is on offer for organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less. Projects supported will be working to strengthen the capacity of grassroots development organisations working with the poor, vulnerable and most needy. T...

Grants for Voluntary and Community Based Organisations (Great Britain and Africa) 26th October 2018

Small, grassroots based registered charities can apply for grants ranging from £3,000 to £5,000 for up to 3 years for work with families on the issue of domestic abuse; offenders and rehabilitation; and economic development in Africa. The funding is being made available through the Noel Buxton Trust. Recent grants awarded include Kanaama Interactive Community Support, Uganda which received a grant of £3,000 towards a microcredit fund suppor...

UK Aid Match Will Open on the 22nd October 2018 (UK) 17th October 2018

The Department for International Development has confirmed the latest £20 million round of UK Aid Match will open on the 22nd October 2018. This UK Aid Match funding round will encourage wildlife and conservation charities to apply for funds for projects that tackle wildlife crime and deforestation – and so reduce poverty in the world’s poorest communities. It also invites applications from charities working to achieve sustained poverty r...

Modern Slavery Innovation Fund – Round 2 Due to Open this Week (UK) 15th October 2018

The Government has announced that the second round of the Modern Slavery Innovation Fund will open for applications this week. A total of £5 million will be available to develop new and innovative approaches to tackle modern slavery around the world. So far it has supported projects such as GoodWeave and AllianceHR to tackle modern slavery in supply chains linked to UK companies in India and South Africa, and The Salvation Army and Retrak whi...

Grants Available for International Youth Activities (UK) 5th October 2018

International non-governmental youth organisations (NGOs) based in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention (47 member states of Council of Europe plus Kazakhstan, Holy See and Belarus) can apply for grants of up to €50,000 to support their work. Grants can cover an international one-off activity, structural activities or an annual work plan. Eligible organisations can apply for a grant of €25,000 per year for up to t...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 1st October 2018

Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoot School (Bingley) which received a grant of £3,000 to support a two-week curriculum-based school exchange visit by ten...

New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK) 19th September 2018

The British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development has launched a new funding programme to enable UK schools to work with partner schools overseas focusing on global themes. The Connecting Classrooms through Global learning programme provides grants of up to £35,000 to clusters of schools or one-to-one school partnership to support a wide range of global learning activities, including training for teachers a...