The Department for International Development (DFID) is a UK government department that works to end extreme poverty. Among other responsibilities, its main role is to honour the UK's commitment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. It funds many project who work to end poverty.

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Current Funding Opportunities

UK Aid Connect - Phase 2

• Type of projects: building open societies, tackling child labour and modern slavery, addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusion, supporting tolerance and freedom of religion or belief
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 20 October 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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EU Call for Proposals: Preventing Sexual and Gender Based Violence against Women and Girls in Developing Countries
• Type of projects: Ending violence against women and girls & Increasing access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for youth, women and men
• Grant range: EUR 5,000,000 and EUR 6,000,000
• Closing date: 25 October 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Developing countries
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The British High Commission Programme Budget is aimed at projects that will improve bilateral co-operation between Uganda and the UK and support the UK’s Foreign Policy Priorities in Uganda.

Priority areas for funding

  • Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • Prosperity – improving the business environment in Uganda

This list is not exhaustive and any strong project supporting UK Foreign Policy Priorities will be considered.

How much money is available for funding?

The budget for this financial year is £100,000. Except in special circumstances, amounts provided to projects will generally not exceed £25,000. All budgets must be presented in Uganda shillings using the market rate. Project should have a clear purpose, demonstrate realistic outputs and represent value for money, All project activities must be completed by March 2018.

What will the BHC Programme Budget not fund?

  • School fees, research or base line studies.
  • Core running costs, (e.g. salaries, utilities, rent, transport, etc).
  • Private commercial businesses,
  • Micro-finance / loan schemes.

Please do NOT apply for funding for any of the above

The British High Commission will receive applications from 01 March – 15 March 2017. All projects are annual, to be delivered within our Financial year (April 2017 to March 2018)

How to apply:

All bids should be filled out on a project concept form. All relevant forms are attached above. Completed forms should be emailed in soft copy to

More info here

Research Funding

The following funding opportunities are aimed at organisations and researchers looking for information on research in development. It lists a selection of current calls with a research, evidence or evaluation theme which are being run by DFID or by their programme partners. All this information can be found on DFID's funding page.

No current funding available