International Funding Sources

There are a number of charitable trusts, governments and organizations that fund international projects.

Here are some of them:

Wehubit - Climate Smart Agriculture
Type of project: to increase Climate Smart Agriculture via digital solutions which advance sustainable development and reduce inequality in the partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation. Examples of digital solutions include geolocation technology, databases, big data, virtual reality, blockchain, gamification and social networks. strengthening project staff and beneficiary’s digital literacy can also be funded.
Location: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Palestine, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda
Eligibility: Locally registered non-profit organisations directly implementing activities in country who has already managed a grant amounting to 40% of the amount being applied for.
Grant size: €50,000 EUR - €350,000
Closing date: 21 February
Apply: https://www.wehubit.be/en/node/7#grants-anchor 

The Innocent Foundation
Type of project: innovative projects working to help hungry people feed themselves and adapt to climate change
Location: countries rated serious or alarming on the Global Hunger Index
Eligibility: Legally incorporated not-for-profits – you could be a charity, a community-based organisation, a social enterprise, or a university
Grant size: between £30,000 - £50,000 per year for up to three years or up to £150,000 in exceptional cases
Closing date: 22 February
Apply: https://www.innocentfoundation.org/what-we-fund/goal-2-apply-here 

The World Bank - Identification for Development
Type of project: The Challenge aims to surface practical and cost-effective ‘privacy by design’ features that can be embedded into digital identification systems. We are looking for creative ideas, components, the innovative use of existing technologies or complete solutions from academics, entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists, and engaged citizens.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Individuals, including academics, entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists and other engaged citizens. Organizations, involved in research, advocacy, design and implementation of digital identification systems.
Grant size: up to $50,000
Closing date: 24 February
Apply: http://id4d.worldbank.org/missionbillion 

Wellcome Trust
Type of project: Creative approaches in engaging the public with health research. Projects should either: 1) empower people by helping them to access, use, respond to, and/or participate in health research and innovation; 2) improve health research by making it more people-centred; 3) help people to value and think critically about science, health research, innovation and the role these play in society. We’re especially interested in work which promotes diversity and inclusion and engages people and communities who are affected by social and economic disadvantage.
Location: UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific
Eligibility: You don’t need funding from another organisation to be eligible, but it may make your proposal more competitive.
Grant size: Most proposals are for £25,000 to £100,000. Requests under £250,000 should meet the stated deadline. Requests over £250,000 should first send an EOI to pef@wellcome.ac.uk
Closing date: 26 February
Apply: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/public-engagement-fund 

Convergence Design Funding 
Type of project: Funding to design any blended finance vehicle that aims to use public or philanthropic capital to attract private sector investment to address global development challenges at scale. New applicants can apply for Feasibility Study grants to explore the ability to attract private investors. See grant portfolio for examples of previous grants.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Proposals are only accepted from organizations or consortiums of organizations. The lead organization must be able to provide 1) proof of incorporation, and 2) audited financial statements for the previous fiscal year.
Grant size: $50,000 and $200,000
Closing date: 28 February
Apply: https://www.convergence.finance/design-funding/open-window

THET Africa Grants Programme 2019 - 2020
Type of project: Training of health workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), through engaging established partnerships between health organisations in the UK and Ireland and their counterparts in Sub-Saharan Africa. THET welcomes grant applications to strengthen the healthcare workforce in one of the following two areas: Stream 1: Essential Surgical and Anaesthetic Care and Stream 2: Community Healthcare.
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa.
Eligibility: Health partnerships applying must have been working together for a minimum of 6 months. The UK/Irish Lead Partner must be either a UK or Irish registered charity that is involved in health education or health delivery activities, OR a recognised UK or Irish health delivery institution, health education institution or professional association.
Grant size: £15,000 - £50,000 over 6 to 16 months
Closing date: 28 February
Apply: https://www.thet.org/our-work/grants/africa-grants-programme/africa-grants-programme-2019-2020/ 

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Type of project: Species conservation work, recognising leaders in the field and elevating the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. The Fund gives priority to those species facing a high threat of extinction.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Anyone directly involved in species conservation can apply.
Grant size: $25,000 per project. Note that this funder does not contribute to the core costs of an organisation or administrative overheads.
Closing date: 28 February
Apply: https://www.speciesconservation.org/grants/ 

Open Societies Foundation
Type of project: Expanding the Female Talent Pipeline in Europe by increasing the number of female experts who speak at high-level conferences focusing on issues such as foreign policy; the European Union; crime, terrorism, and security; economics; the environment, climate, and energy; and technology.
Location: Member States of the European Union including the United Kingdom.
Eligibility: think tanks, and organizations that host high-level conferences to submit proposals. Consortia of women’s rights organizations and the private sector are also encouraged to apply. Academic, government, and international institutions are equally eligible to apply.
Closing date: 1 March
Apply: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/expanding-female-talent-pipeline-europe-call-proposals-2019-20190129 

United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
Type of project: Reparation, empowerment and integration of victims of contemporary forms of slavery through the provision of direct assistance. Assistance may include medical, psychological, social, legal, humanitarian, educational assistance, vocational or skills training or other support to their independent livelihood. Specialized assistance to women and children, projects operating in conflict and humanitarian crises scenarios and assistance to victims in the context of supply and value chains will be prioritised.
Eligibility: only applications by non-governmental organizations are admissible
Grant size: Yearly grants between $15,000 and $30,000 will be awarded for a maximum of 5 consecutive years.
Closing date: 1 March
Apply: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Slavery/UNVTCFS/GuidelinesSlavery_en.pdf 

United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (UNVFVT)
Type of project: direct assistance to victims of torture and their family members. Such assistance could include medical, psychological, legal or social assistance. The fund will also accept a small number of applications aimed at strengthening the internal capacity of the applicant organisation.
Location: Countries with shrinking civil society space and countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Central Asia and the Pacific that are under-represented among current grantees will be prioritised.
Eligibility: CSOs that have been in operation for at least one year may apply.
Grant size: $50,000 for first time or previous grantees. $25,000 - $150,000 for current grantees
Closing date: 1 March
Apply: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Torture/UNVFVT/Circular2020_EN.pdf 

Tinker Foundation Incorporated
Type of project: The Foundation's Institutional Grants programme seeks to create the conditions for effective policy changes that improve the lives of Latin Americans. The Foundation's funding is directed to three programme areas in which focused, expert research and innovation have the potential to make significant, positive impact. They are: Democratic Governance; Education and Sustainable Resource Management.
Location: Latin America
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, or its equivalent if the organisation is based outside the U.S.
Grant size: Multiyear funding up to $1m has been granted.
Deadline: 1 March for Letters of Inquiry. Full proposals are due 15 March.
Apply: https://www.tinker.org/content/institutional-grants 

Green Hall Foundation
Type of project: Those which sustainably improve lives among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged, particularly in the UK. Overseas projects are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK. Preference is given to appeals where the Foundation can meet a significant proportion of the funding required and where permanent equipment or building is required, as opposed to funding salaries or the charity running costs.
Location: UK & overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities
Grant size:
Deadline: Calls for proposals opens 1 March at 9am UK time and closes when 100 applications have been received.
Apply: £1,000 to £10,000 

Palliative Care Development in Africa: Small Grants Programme
Type of project: hospices and palliative care providers across Africa which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services for people of all ages. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, with a duration of one year. Priority is given to:
• Training courses for palliative care service providers held in Africa;
• Equipment for patients (e.g. beds, wheelchairs).
• Projects supporting paediatric palliative care services. This could include purchasing toys, integrating paediatric services into an existing programme, developing materials for advocacy, etc.).
• Medicines.
• Capital improvement costs such as refurbishing buildings to improve the patient experience, buying furniture, etc.
• Developing small palliative care projects i.e. integrating palliative care components in existing health care services, adapting palliative care models, quality improvement activities e.g. Palliative Care standards, developing materials, etc.
• helping health care providers to establish new palliative care projects where none currently exist.
Increasing access to palliative care in rural areas.
Location: Africa
Eligibility: Only registered hospices and/or palliative care providers in any setting of care can apply. All work supported by this programme must adhere to the WHO definition of palliative care.
Grant size: The size of grants ranges from £500- £5,000.
Closing date: 1 March
Apply: https://www.africanpalliativecare.org/articles/palliative-care-development-in-africa-small-grants-programme/# 

United Nations Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
Type of project: Organisations that provide direct assistance to victims of contemporary forms of slavery and their family members. The Fund will prioritize project applications that provide specialized assistance to: victims of slave labour and slavery-like practices, including forced and early marriage; women and children; and projects operating in conflict and humanitarian crises scenarios. Grants may be spent on medical, psychological, legal, social, humanitarian or educational assistance, including vocational or skills trainings and other support to promote independent livelihoods.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Only applications by non-governmental organizations are admissible.
Grant size: Between USD $15,000 and $30,000
Deadline: 1 March
Apply: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Slavery/UNVTCFS/Circular2019_EN.pdf 

Positive Action Challenges
Type of project: new solutions or current projects that allow sex worker communities and healthcare providers work together to provide comprehensive, stigma and discrimination-free HIV prevention services.
Grant size: $25,000 to pilot a brand-new idea or $75,000 to expand or scale-up an existing project
Closing date: 8 March
Apply: https://www.positiveactionchallenges.com/challenges/Stigma-Free-Services-for-Sex-Workers.html 

Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grant
Type of project: This scheme is targeted at experienced researchers who are looking to form new international collaborations and networking events between researchers in developing countries and the UK to generate innovative research ideas aimed at addressing global challenges.
Eligibility: Applications are eligible from researchers affiliated to institutions in DAC-listed countries in collaboration with researchers within eligible UK higher education institutions (HEIs). Lead applicants must not be affiliated to a private or commercial organisation.
Grant size: £25,000 over 12 months
Closing date: 21 March
Apply: https://acmedsci.ac.uk/grants-and-schemes/grant-schemes/gcrf-networking-grants 

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges
Type of project: Innovative communication projects which aim to influence public opinion and increase political support for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and man-made climate change
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Registered CSOs.
Closing date: 22 March
Apply: http://www.minor-foundation.no/?urlname=application-process 

Comic Relief Children Survive & Thrive: Rise and Shine
Type of project: Child-centred best practice approaches to addressing the comprehensive development needs of children during their early years, up to and including their transition to primary school.
Location: Kenya, Malawi and the UK.
Eligibility: Applications from organisations that are registered in the country where the work will take place will be prioritised. The applicant organisation must have a minimum annual income of £250,000 a year in the UK, or £75,000 in Kenya or Malawi, and a maximum annual income of no more than £10 million, as shown in your most recent annual accounts. No more the 40% of an organisation’s future annual income can be funded. This limit applies to the overall funding amount for your organisation and includes any funding distributed to partners.
Grant size: Up to £150,000 in the UK and up to £300,000 in Kenya and Malawi over 3 to 5 years. Larger investments may be available in some cases
Deadline: 22 March. 12 noon GMT
Apply: https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/current-opportunities/children-survive-and-thrive-rise-and-shine

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Neglected Tropical Diseases Data Innovation Incubator
Type of project: Innovative ideas (digital or non-digital) to improve the quality, completeness and timeliness of routine NTD data and to ensure programmatic decision-making is based on the best available data. This will help target interventions to all at-risk populations, achieve high intervention coverage and maximal impact on infection and morbidity. All applicants should have an existing partnership or be willing to partner with Ministry of Health, country NTD programs, or other relevant country representatives to ensure the proposed solutions are fit for purpose in that country context.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: International and local organisations, including non-profit organizations, for- profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions.
Grant size: Funding will support proof-of-concept testing of the proposed solution with a maximum budget of $200,000 USD for up to 6 months of work.
Closing date: 25 March
Apply: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/neglected-tropical-diseases-data-innovation-incubator 

United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability Small Grants Program
Type of project: Examples of fundable projects include those which Promote greater awareness and implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Build capacity of stakeholders to improve livelihoods and well-being of persons with disabilities; Foster knowledge exchange and dissemination of inclusive and accessible policies and practices.
Location: Developing countries
Closing date: 31 March
Apply: https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/about-us/united-nations-voluntary-fund-on-disability.html

US Embassy in Burkina Faso Self-Help Program
Type of project: community groups carrying out small development projects. The projects must be initiated by and benefit the community by increasing income or improving living conditions. If the project is designed to generate income, it must be truly community-based and not a for-profit enterprise or sole proprietorship. Proposals can be made in collaboration with local development agencies or local or international NGOs active in the region.
Location: Burkina Faso
Eligibility: Applicants must be made by local citizens representing local community organisations or NGOs. The Self-Help Program cannot fund political, religious, military, or recreational activities. Funds cannot be used for administrative costs, transportation, training, scholarships, consumable items, vehicles, or to finance repairs. Funds are not provided to government agencies.
Grant size: The maximum grant is $10,000 over 1 year.
Closing date: 31 March
Apply: https://bf.usembassy.gov/education-culture/self-help-program/ 

Mama Cash
Type of project: Projects supporting the human rights of women’s, girls’ , trans and intersex people. While a large portion of our grant making budget goes to grant renewals, we do aim to have space for new groups every year. Mama Cash will receive Letters of Interest from applicants who are not current grantee-partners from 1 February - 31 March 2019, 11:59 pm CEST.
Location: The Global South and East
Eligibility: Mama Cash is open to supporting informal, unregistered groups of activists, or networks, or coalitions of organisations based in the Global South and East. applicants must be self-led by the women, girls, trans people and/or intersex they serve.
Grant size: €5.000 to €50.000 per year. Our average grant size is between €20.000 and €30.000 per year. for an organisation or initiative we have not supported before, Mama Cash always starts with a single-year grant.
Closing date: 31 March
Apply: https://www.mamacash.org/en/apply-for-a-grant-1 

World Habitat Awards 2019
Type of project: Housing projects and approaches that demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues; including projects which are already being implemented or are completed and those which bring benefits such as energy or water saving, income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment, health benefits, capacity building or education.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Any individual, organisation or government. More than one entry can be made by the same individual or organisation.
Prize: a prize of £10,000 is made to each of the two winning projects.
Closing date: 31 March
Apply: https://www.world-habitat.org/world-habitat-awards/how-to-enter/ 

THET Africa Grants Programme 2019-20 Start-Up Grants
Type of project: The Start-up Grants will help to facilitate the development of new and effective health partnerships between UK institutions and their counterparts overseas working in Essential Surgery and Anaesthesia or Community Health. They are designed to meet the costs of the activities necessary to establish and formalise a health partnership. It will be expected that the start-up grant will fund a needs assessment.
Location: Partnerships between the UK or Ireland and the following countries: Benin
Cote d’Ivoire Eritrea Ethiopia Gambia Lesotho Madagascar Malawi Mozambique Rwanda Senegal Somalia (including Somaliland) Togo
Eligibility: The partnership must be new or have been working together for six months or less
Grant size: £5,000 - £10,000
Closing date: 7 April
Apply: https://www.thet.org/our-work/grants/africa-grants-programme/africa-grants-programme-2019-2020/

DFID & the Medical Research Council African Leader Research Scheme
Type of project: Strengthen research leadership by attracting and retaining talented individuals who will lead high-quality research programmes on key global health issues pertinent to Sub-Saharan Africa. The African Research Leader should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage with a UK partner. Applications from female scientists are particularly welcomed.
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: The scheme is offered to candidates employed by eligible institutions based in sub-Saharan Africa that provide a strong research environment. This can include government higher education institutions including universities and research institutions, and non-profit or public benefit research organisations, foundations, institutions and centres. The African Research Leader will be nominated by a UK based principal investigator (PI) as part of the partnership between the two institutions. The application must be submitted by the PI.
Grant size: Awards should not exceed £750,000 in total.
Closing date: 9 April
Apply: https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/arl-2019/mrc-dfid-african-research-leader-scheme-2019/#Scheme 

National Geographic Conservation Technologies
Type of project: New methods of monitoring Ecosystem Health. Examples include new processing techniques for satellite data, advanced wildlife camera traps, or globally networked chemical and physical sensors.
Location: Worldwide
Grant size: Typical proposal requests should be less than $50,000; however, applicants may request up to $150,000. Up to 15 percent can be used for institutional overhead, applicable only for grants of at least $50,000.
Closing date: 10 April
Apply: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/grant-opportunities/conservation-technologies/ 

Skills Initiative for Africa (SIFA)
Type of project: Modern work place skills development, building the capacity of public and private training institutions to deliver quality skills programs for youth in priority growth sectors. Proposals must include specific measures to address the needs or employment opportunities for women, youth and vulnerable groups, including refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons, the disadvantaged and disabled (e.g. female and youth enrolment, advocacy strategies and retention and job placements).
Location: Cameroon
Eligibility: The lead must be a domestic public or privately accredited training provider including a registered, domestic NGO or Foundation accredited to offer skills training. The Primary Partner must be a domestic private sector entity. International NGOs accredited to offer skills training can be Secondary Partners.
Grant size: Up to EUR 3 million per project
Closing date: 15 April
Apply: https://www.skillsafrica.org/apply 

DFID UK Aid Direct Impact Grants
Type of project:
Location: Applicant organisations must be based in the UK, or in one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index, or in one of the Department for International Development’s (DFID) priority countries.
Eligibility: organisations must have an average annual income of less than £10 million for the past three years
Grant size: £250,001 and £4,000,000 are available for projects lasting between three and five years
Closing date: 17 April
Apply: https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/impact/ 

Feminist Review Trust
Type of project: Lesbian and transgender rights; Violence against women and girls; Disabled women and girls; Refugee women and girls
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: UK and International CSOs supporting women may apply
Grant size: Maximum £15,000 although trustees are more likely to provide partial funding. It is therefore helpful if you can identify different sub-elements in your application.
Closing date: 30 April
Apply: http://www.feminist-review-trust.com/guidelines/ 

SUEZ Foundation
Type of project: The SUEZ Foundation supports projects promoting access to essential water, sanitation and waste services for disadvantaged populations. Projects should include the active implication of the populations concerned; the reinforcement of knowledge and expertise; sustainability and innovation.
Location: Urban and peri-urban areas of developing countries will be prioritised.
Eligibility: International solidarity organizations and non-profit making specialized institutions may apply.
Grant size: Whilst they cannot be the sole funder, the Foundation will review all projects, regardless of their size. It can award up to 50% of the project’s total budget.
Closing date: Project applications received before 30 April 2019 will be presented at the Board of Directors Meeting in October.
Apply: https://www.fondation-suez.com/en/ 

The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund
Type of project: Wildlife conservation. The Fund provides financial resources to early career scientists or conservationists and non-profit organisations to carry out vital field conservation and research work in Africa. Priority will be given to projects related to the conservation of forest elephants. Education projects will also be considered as will travel to conferences or equipment purchase.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Individuals or organizations based anywhere in the world.
Grant size: Up to €1,500
Deadline: 30 April
Apply: http://janatrustfund.org/Application%20conditions.pdf 

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
Type of project: OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. The following specific themes are supported: Economic Governance and Advancement; Justice Reform and the Rule of Law; Free, Quality and Independent Media; Equality and Anti-Discrimination; Democratic Practice
Location: Benin, Côte D’ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal.
Eligibility: Legally incorporated local organizations based in West Africa. In limited circumstances, OSIWA provides support to West Africa-based international organizations with a strong commitment to transferring knowledge to local groups they partner with. government institutions as well as regional and sub-regional organizations working in our core priority areas may also apply.
Grant: There is no set maximum amount. 
Closing date: 30 April
Apply: http://www.osiwa.org/grants/ 

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
Closing date: 1 May
Apply: https://www.jeansainsburyanimalwelfare.org.uk/applications/ 

The Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity
Type of project: For programmes taking place in developing countries, the focus is on access to education especially for women; basic skills and tools; capacity development; health care training, disease prevention, and low-cost solutions to endemic problems (e.g. trachoma treatment, immunisation programmes); WASH; enhancing women's education, life choices, economic power, reproductive rights and safer childbirth; Microfinance projects aimed at women.
Location: London & developing countries
Eligibility: Registered charities with annual incomes of up to £5m
Grant size: £3,000 - £20,000
Closing date: 13 May
Apply: http://www.peterstebbingsmemorialcharity.org/apply.html 

Chrysalis Trust
Type of project: Relief of poverty and disability, provision of access to shelter, education, healthcare and water, less popular and hard to fund projects.
Location: UK & overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities may apply
Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000
Closing date: 15 May
Apply: http://www.chrysalis-trust.co.uk/apply.php 

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Type of project: Species conservation work, recognising leaders in the field and elevating the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. The Fund gives priority to those species facing a high threat of extinction.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Anyone directly involved in species conservation can apply.
Grant size: $25,000 per project. Note that this funder does not contribute to the core costs of an organisation or administrative overheads.
Closing date: 30 June
Apply: https://www.speciesconservation.org/grants/ 

The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust
Type of project: Quaker work and witness; Peace-building and conflict resolution; Interfaith and ecumenical understanding; Community development work in the UK and overseas; Work with forced migrants, including internally displaced people; Sustainable development. Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities, NGOs, public bodies and social enterprises with a turnover of less than approximately £350,000 may apply. Those who can demonstrate other sources of funding for their project are prioritised as well as those innovative projects not normally able to attract other funding.
Grant size: up to £3,000. In exceptional circumstances larger grants may be given.
Interest-free loans of up to £5,000 repayable over 5 years are also available.
Deadline: End of June
Apply: https://theedithmellischaritabletrust.org/how-to-apply/ 

Embassy of Japan in Uganda
Type of project: Priority will be given to projects designed to assist vulnerable groups such as women, children and the physically disabled. Preferred projects are: Primary/secondary education; Vocational training; Primary health care, Reproductive health and HIV/AIDS; Water and sanitation; Reconstruction for disaster areas; Agricultural development.
Location: Uganda
Eligibility: Any international or local non-profit organization, community-based organization, medical institution, educational institution or local authorities/governments which is registered with the National Board of NGOs or local governments and which has a minimum of two years’ experience in implementing development projects at a grassroots level may apply.
Grant size: Approximately $100,000. No administrative costs can be covered.
Closing date: 31 July
Apply: http://www.ug.emb-japan.go.jp/02en/e04develop/ggp/ggp.html  

Ongoing International Funding Sources 

Hazel’s Footprints Trust
Type of project: Projects seeking to improve the quality of education. Funding can be requested for capital expenditure and/or project running costs
Location: Developing countries
Eligibility: Only UK registered charities may apply. Applications must be submitted by mid-February to be considered at our May meeting or by mid-August to be considered our November meeting.
Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000
Apply: https://www.hazelsfootprints.org/grants/education-grant/ 

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/ 

Purley Overseas Trust
Type of project: agriculture, health/sociology and education
Location: Developing countries
Eligibility: We only support small organisations with annual turnover less than approx. £20,000 GBP or $30,000.
Grant size: In the range of £200 – £1,000
Apply: http://www.purleyoverseas.org/application-support/ 

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 

Kitchen Table Charities
Type of project: The Trust was created to help small charities. Focus areas include: Primary education; Health, sanitation and clean drinking water; Child and mother care, including street children and maternity services; Poverty alleviation, especially revenue generating projects.
Location: Africa
Eligibility: UK or locally registered CSOs may apply. No part of any grant should be spent in Britain on administration - including salaries and advertising campaigns.
Grant size: Grants rarely exceed £10,000
Apply: http://www.kitchentablecharities.org/grant.htm 

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-trust 

NST Development Trust
Type of project: Small scale projects in Africa, Asia and Latin American where the projects benefit disadvantaged sectors of the community.
Grant size: Total grant making totalled £10,900 in 2017
Apply: http://www.northsouthtravel.co.uk 

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 

Percy Lea Charitable Trust
Type of project: Nature & wildlife conservation, environmental protection, cancer & medical research, education and disadvantaged children
Grant size: Total grant making totalled £14,400 in 2018
Apply: http://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regid=1004097&subid=0 

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 Hemraj Goyal Foundation
Type of project: HGF supports charitable organisations which make an honest and powerful difference to individuals’ lives by providing financial and human resources to those who need our support. HGF distribute funds to organisations who promote education, women and children’s rights and put an end to human trafficking.
Location: UK & Overseas with a focus on Asia 
Apply: https://hgf.org.uk/contact/ 

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 American Express Foundation 
Type of project: Unsolicited applications can be made under the areas: Developing Leaders within non-profit and social purpose organizations working to solve the world's biggest challenges and Serving Communities by building the capacity of non-profits to develop, engage and retain community members as volunteers. 
Location: The USA, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Greater China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, the UK. 
Eligibility: To be eligible for funding, your organization must certify US tax-exempt status. Organizations outside the U.S. must be able to document non-profit status. 
Apply: https://about.americanexpress.com/grant-applications-and-reports%20 

The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH)
Type of project: FPH will accept and review proposals that meet their missions and focus areas. It provides long-term support for CSOs that address the following themes: Good Governance & Regional Cooperation; Shared Ethics & Responsibility, including projects focused on conflict resolution and Sustainable Development, including supporting biodiversity. The foundation has limited budget to grant support to unsolicited proposals, however it 
Location: Worldwide
Feedback: If the proposal fits in with the foundation’s programmes and financial support cannot be granted, you may be put in touch with foundation partners working in the same area.
Apply: http://www.fph.ch/article3_en.html 

ViiV Healthcare's Positive Action for Girls & Women Fund
Type of project: community-led interventions that target adolescent girls and young women worldwide helping to tackle the harmful cultural norms that both limit their aspirations and increase their vulnerability to HIV. We will seek to fund projects that address one of the following themes: sexual violence, harmful practices, early marriage, and sexual and reproductive health and rights for underserved adolescent girls and young women.
Location: Projects based in resource-limited settings. Uganda and Kenya are extremely competitive countries for funding.
Eligibility: Organisations typically considered for funding include: locally or nationally registered Charitable/Non-Profit Organisations, Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Social Enterprises. 
Grant size: £5,000 - £25,000 per year for 2 years. The total grant amount requested cannot account for more than 50% of your organisation’s annual income and at least 85% of the budget must be spent in the project country.
Apply: https://www.viivhealthcare.com/en-gb/supporting-the-community/positive-action-programmes/positive-action-for-girls-and-women/ 

The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) - Grant Programme
Type of project: support for organisations working to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV. 
Location: special attention is given to Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Burundi, Tanzania and Kenya.
Eligibility: All eligibility criteria and guidance is available via the Positive Action Online Community. 
Apply: https://www.viivhealthcare.com/en-gb/supporting-the-community/positive-action-programmes/positive-action-for-children-fund/ 

The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) - Technical Assistance
Type of project: Alongside its grant programme, the PACF’s Technical Assistance programme provides capacity-building support to selected PACF-funded community-based organisations identified as requiring additional technical support to implement their funded project. Technical Assistance aims to strengthen community-based organisation capacity by improving their HIV knowledge, internal processes and individual skills. PACF is now inviting organisations with the capacity to provide Technical Assistance to apply to become one of the PACF’s preferred capacity-building partners.
Eligibility: All eligibility criteria and guidance is available via the Positive Action Online Community. 
Apply: https://www.viivhealthcare.com/en-gb/supporting-the-community/positive-action-programmes/positive-action-for-children-fund/ 

Segal Family Foundation
Type of project: Projects working on SRHR and secondary & tertiary education. 
Location: Organizations are more likely to be considered for a grant if they: 1) Operate in a country where the Foundation currently has several other grantee partners; 2) Operate in a country that is not currently involved in armed conflict and 3) Operate in countries where we are actively growing our portfolio: Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, and Malawi. 
Eligibility: Priority organisations are: 1) small and early stage; have an annual budget ranging between $50,000 and $500,000; demonstrate at least two years of operations and successful fundraising to support such operations; have paid staff and a board of directors or advisory committee; are legally registered as a non-profit organization in the country of operations. We do not support local affiliates of international organisations.
Grant size: not stated 
Apply: https://www.segalfamilyfoundation.org/grant-seekers/ 

African Women's Development Fund 
Type of project: The Fund is particularly interested in projects working with young women, women facing multiple discrimination, and approaches that include engaging the arts, culture, sports and technology. They focus on the following themes: Body & Health Rights; Economic Security & Justice; Leadership, Participation & Peace. The Fund also awards capacity building grants that focus on advancing organisational growth and development – for example strategic planning, developing fundraising and communications strategies, strengthening organisational governance systems and human resources management.
Location: Africa 
Eligibility: Applicants must be African women’s organisations which are led by a woman and which have a majority female staff and board. They must also be registered in an African country and have been in existence for at least 3 years.
Grant size: The Fund will only consider grants that are less than 50% of an organisation’s annual income and encourages applicants to incorporate adequate budget to cover core operating costs.
Apply: http://awdf.org/main-grants-call-for-applications/ 

ViiV Positive Action for Girls and Women Small Grants Programme
Type of project: Community-led interventions that address either: sexual violence; harmful practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM); early and forced marriage; sexual and reproductive health and rights for underserved and vulnerable girls. Your project must consist of new work that has not been previously funded. It may, however, include projects transferred to a new location(s) and/or include the expansion of a recently tested model or pilot. It may not be a continuation of a previously funded activity/service in the same location.
Location: Funding will be prioritised for projects based in resource-limited settings. Please be aware that we receive many applications from Uganda and Kenya, therefore these are extremely competitive countries for funding.
Eligibility: To be eligible for funding, organisations must be non-governmental and either not-for-profit or have a social purpose. Organisations typically considered for funding include: locally or nationally registered Charitable/Non-Profit Organisations, Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Social Enterprises. 
Grant size: Applicants may apply for funding of £5,000 - £25,000 per year for 2 years. 
Apply: http://gskvideo.edgesuite.net/Viiv/viivhealthcare/pdf_files/master/main/pagw-call-for-proposals-guidance-notes-final-en.pdf 

Gisela Graham Foundation 
Type of project: One of the aims of this trust is to alleviate poverty and deprivation amongst children in less developed countries through care, education, and family support. The next round of grants will be made in the summer of 2019.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Applications will only be considered from corporate bodies and registered charities. 
Grant size: Grants awarded are normally for sums under £10,000, but most donations are for less than £5,000.
Apply: https://ggrahamfoundation.org/apply/ 

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 Bryan Adams Foundation 
Type of project: The foundation seeks to fund projects that improve the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people. It supports a broad range of causes around the world with a focus on children in need and education. Project supported include: education; older people; animals; conservation; disaster relief; museums and galleries; recreation facilities; health; medical research.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Registered charities may apply.
Grant Size: £500-£10,000
Apply: http://www.thebryanadamsfoundation.com/index.php?target=grants

The Coles Medlock Foundation
Type of project: The Foundation support international development projects, especially those working in 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: £5,000-£10,000
Apply: http://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?subid=0&regid=1132780