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UK Department for International Development

UKFunding for civil society, business, and research in themes related to agriculture, climate and environment, water and sanitation, and natural disasters

Principal Office: UK

 

Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID) supports long-term programs to help tackle the underlying causes of poverty in the economically developing countries.

Among leading themes at DFID are: climate and environment; water and sanitation; agricultural productivity and sustainability; and prevention and mitigation of natural disasters.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

1 — Grants to Civil Society Organizations and Businesses. DFID provides grants through several programs and channels to support its objectives in partner regions and countries.
  • DFID makes grants to development NGOs and related civil society organizations in the UK and in the developing world through multiple programs.
  • In 2011, DFID created a Private Sector Department to elevate the level of its engagement with business partners in the UK.
  • Additionally, DFID manages thematic and geographical grant making in selected regions and countries.
APPLICATION: Most of DFID’s grant opportunities for civil society are through competitive calls for proposals, with deadlines arising during different periods of the year. Each call provides guidelines, forms, supporting materials, and contact information.

About the funding programs, and links to application guidelines

2 — Research for Development. DFID funds research in subject areas that include water and sanitation, climate and environment, and food and agriculture — among other themes. DFID’s research budget is allocated as core funding, direct funding, partnership support, and joint funding with other donors.

APPLICATION: Grant seekers review the funding opportunities posted by DFID and its partner organizations. Each program includes information on eligibility and how to apply.

About support for research, and funding opportunities

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

The following countries are the most important for the UK’s bilateral aid in terms of budget allocations.

Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Myanmar, Vanuatu, Vietnam

South Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Eurasia and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan

Middle East and North Africa: Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Jordan, Palestinian Territories, Syria

Sub-Saharan Africa: Burundi, Central African Republic, Dem Rep of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Latin America and Caribbean: Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica

Notes: (i) DFID works with additional developing countries through its regional and thematic programs. (ii) DFID also provides development assistance in the British Overseas Territories.

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The UK offers a development tracker that summarizes the country’s development cooperation in terms of countries and sectors,

Contact Us provides complete information for DFID’s offices in the UK.

The UK government identifies its international presence worldwide. Note: Go to “D” for DFID’s contact information in regional and country offices.

BOND (British Overseas NGOs for Development) is a network of over 450 organizations which are active in international development. The website is a source of news, events, and other information on development cooperation in Britain and more widely. BOND’s membership directory offers profiles of each organization.

Last Profile Review

 December 2015

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