International Funding Sources

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

Here are some of them:

EDCTP

Type of project: Strategic action for overcoming drug resistance in malaria: The fund is looking to support one large-scale strategic action that is part of a bigger portfolio of clinical trials with the capacity to develop new or improved antimalarial drugs. The proposal should contribute to increased international cooperation among researchers and funders, catalyse research synergies, and leverage resources and investments.
Location: sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: Consortia comprising a minimum of three independent legal entities are eligible to apply. Two of the legal entities shall be established in two different Participating States (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK); one of the legal entities must be established in one of the following sub-Saharan African countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Congo (Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Grant size: 1 grant is expected to be made of no more than €22m. Matching funding equal to or greater than the amount requested is required.
Closing date: 30 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/strategic-action-for-overcoming-drug-resistance-in-malaria/ 

EDCTP
Type of project: This call is focused on vaccines for diarrhoeal diseases or lower respiratory tract infections
Eligibility: Consortia comprising a minimum of three independent legal entities are eligible to apply. Two of the legal entities shall be established in two different Participating States (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK); one of the legal entities must be established in one of the following sub-Saharan African countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Congo (Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Grant size: between €5-10m over 36 - 60 months. 2-4 proposals are expected to be funded.
Closing date: 30 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/vaccines-for-diarrhoeal-diseases-or-lower-respiratory-tract-infections/ 

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Type of project: to support species conservation work. The Fund provides targeted grants to such initiatives and to recognise leaders in the field and to elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. The Fund gives priority to those species facing a high threat of extinction, as well as those which are listed as Data Deficient or unlisted but are suspected as highly threatened.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Anyone directly involved in species conservation can apply to the Fund for a grant
Grant size: $25,000. Note that this funder does not contribute to the core running costs of an organisation or administrative overheads.
Closing date: 31 October
Apply: https://www.speciesconservation.org/grants/ 

INSPIRE Fund (Additional closing date)
Type of project: INSPIRE is a technical package to support countries in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children aged 0-17 years. The Fund has is seeking proposals to support INSPIRE awareness-raising and engagement activities amongst civil society and governments at national and regional levels, and from those experiences to actively exert leadership in shaping and driving INSPIRE globally.
Location: Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)
Eligibility: Priority will be given to local NGOs/CSOs and consortia in LMICs. We also welcome applications from other local agencies such as government and academic institutions. Submissions from International NGOs will be considered; however, they should clearly demonstrate how the proposed activities have been designed with local ownership in mind and how local actors will benefit directly.
Grant size: $5,000 USD – $30,000. Funds cannot be used to conduct lobbying activities as defined by U.S. federal tax law.
Closing date: 31 October
Apply: http://www.cpcnetwork.org/inspirefund/ 

Australian Aid's Direct Aid Program
Type of project: Preference will be given to projects that address one or more of the following:
For Sri Lanka projects: work with individuals or communities affected by conflict, including women, children and people with disabilities; Promote social cohesion; Build community awareness of, and participation in, the transitional justice process; Support institutions to deliver good governance and peace-building outcomes to communities; Provide or advocate for psychosocial and other disability; Support services for those impacted by conflict.
For Maldives projects: Promote social cohesion; Build community awareness of, and demand for, good governance and the rule of law.
Location: Sri Lanka or the Maldives
Eligibility: Be from a legally registered community group, international or local non-government organisation (NGO), academic body, independent institution or association (projects cannot be submitted by individuals), based in, or with an office in Sri Lanka or Maldives.
Grant size: up to AUD 50,000 for up to 2 years. The administration cost of the project must be less than 10% of the value of the project. DAP will not fund salaries, rent or other overheads of NGOs.
Closing date: 31 October
Apply: https://srilanka.embassy.gov.au/clmb/DAPSriLanka.html 

Open Technology Internet Freedom Fund
Type of project: Projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online. Ideal applications are focused on: creating new open source circumvention technologies that fill a current need of targeted users; improving the security, usability, and adaptability of existing open source internet freedom technologies; providing new or deeper insights into the challenges of front-line communities that ultimately contribute to the improvement of technological solutions;
projects that emphasize applied research; research that focuses on real-time monitoring and analysis of both technical and political threats to internet freedom, including network interference and shutdowns; new content redistribution methods able to reintroduce content behind firewalls, or similar services; making targeted communities more resilient to digital attacks via customized solutions; creating new open source circumvention technologies that fill a current need of targeted users; next-generation tools that move beyond traditional “cat-and-mouse” circumvention techniques.
Location: The global South
Eligibility: Preference is given to organisations and individuals without a history of prior support, and who have a deep understanding of the surveillance, censorship and security issues affecting communities from the Global South living in repressive environments
Grant size: Candidates can apply for up to $900,000 and no less than $10,000 for a year-long contract. Note, however, that OTF’s target support ceiling is $300,000, with most supported efforts receiving between $50,000 and $200,000.
Closing date: 1 November
Apply: https://www.opentech.fund/ 

Brooke's Innovation Fund
Type of projects: new ideas to improve the welfare of working equines and the lives of those communities that depend on them. The fund will not support work that focuses on existing programmes, nor fund projects that simply replicate existing models or approaches
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: Brooke welcomes applications from teams who work for Brooke worldwide, external organisations or individuals who can demonstrate how their idea will unlock a problem affecting working equines. Due diligence checks will apply to new relationships Grant size: up to £15,000 for projects of a duration of 3-12 months
Closing date: 2 November
Apply: https://www.thebrooke.org/our-work/innovation-fund 

D-Prize
Type of project: D-Prize funds new social entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. D-Prize is funding entrepreneurs to overcome various distribution challenges within the following categories: Girls' Education; Agriculture; Energy; Global Health; Education; Governance and Infrastructure and 'Custom' where you can propose your own challenge.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: D-Prize challenges are open to anyone or any teams. The sole restriction is that individuals and their immediate family on the judging panel may not participate as a contestant. D-Prize is also open to any business model (for profit, non-profit, and everything in between). We will consider funding existing organisations only if: you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high risk capital.
Grant size: $20,000. Up to 25 of the most promising proposals will be selected for funding awards, regardless of which challenge track was selected.
Closing date: 4 November
Apply: https://www.d-prize.org/ 

Arts and Humanities Research Council
Type of project: Collaborative UK-Jordan research projects exploring the role of cultural heritage in delivering sustainable economic growth and social welfare in Jordan. Research Themes: Re-writing the History of Jordan through script analysis, historical documents and archaeological discoveries; Digitisation and the use of technology in the interpretation, presentation and restoration of cultural heritage; Cultural heritage and sustainable growth; Museums and community engagement
Location: Jordan
Eligibility: Proposals must be collaborative, involving researchers from both the UK and Jordan. A Principal Investigator must be named in both the UK and Jordan for each project and it is expected that projects will involve a wider research team including, for example, co-investigators, research assistants, creative/cultural practitioners and/or non-academic project partners from the heritage / cultural sector (e.g. from museums, archives, NGOs, community groups) in both countries as appropriate to the proposal.
Grant size: up to £250,000 on the UK side, plus matched resource from Jordanian partners, is available for projects of 24-36 months duration.
Closing date: 8 November
Apply: https://ahrc.ukri.org/funding/apply-for-funding/current-opportunities/cultural-heritage-and-sustainable-development-in-jordan/ 

The British Council's Dice Fund - Collaboration Grants
Type of project: Grants to support the development of creative and social enterprises which tackle entrenched issues of unemployment and unequal economic growth through partnerships between UK organisations and counterparts across the world. The partners draw on the grants to co-design and co-deliver interventions that specifically aim to: empower women and girls; foster youth employment; and/or promote the inclusion and economic empowerment of disabled people or other marginalised groups.
Location: Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan or South Africa
Eligibility: Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK and one Principal Applicant from at least one of the DICE countries. Projects must take place between the UK and at least one DICE country, with impact designed to primarily take place in the DICE country. The majority of the project’s development and delivery should take place in the DICE country.
Grant size: £20,000 - £85,000 with the amount jointly awarded to the two organisations.
Closing date: 11 November for Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia & Pakistan. 25 November for South Africa
Apply: https://www.britishcouncil.org/programmes/dice/fund 

Lacoste Save our Species Fund
Type of project: Conservation of selected threatened species. Funding will go to CSOs carrying out sustainable survival measures at local level to protect the species, their habitat and to improve the livelihoods of the people who depend on them.
Location: Gulf of California; Myanmar, Northern Madagascar, Indonesia, New Zealand China, Vietnam, North America, Vietnam and Laos British Virgin Island of Anegada
Eligibility: Non-profit-making civil society entities or local or international non-governmental organisations. Projects presented by local and national CSOs including indigenous Community Based Organisations will be favourably considered. International CSOs are eligible but it is essential that they work with local and national CSOs as well as the local communities.
Grant size: The total fund value is $55,000
Closing date: 11 November
Apply: http://www.saveourspecies.org/new-call-proposals-open-0 

United Nations Population Fund
Type of projects: Projects working to promote adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence. The country programme aims to enable 60,000 sexually active adolescents (15-19), to use modern contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancies by 2023. It will also seek to ensure a 28% increase in adolescent youth friendly, integrated sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV prevention and gender-based violence response services, and will focus on ensuring that community norms that perpetuate adolescent pregnancy and gender-based violence are changed.
Location: Namibia
Eligibility: The expression of interest shall include the following documentation:
1. Copy of provisions of legal status of the NGO in the Republic of Namibia
2. Annex I – Application form: NGO Profile and Programme Proposal
3. Profile of the organization
4. Latest annual report
Grant size: Not stated
Closing date: 12 November
Apply: https://namibia.unfpa.org/en/submission/invitation-proposals-1 

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Round 22
Type of project: Applications are welcomed for the following 6 calls for proposals: 
1. Increasing Demand for Vaccination Services 
2. New Approaches for Manufacturing Gut Microbial Bio therapeutics
3. Innovation for WASH in Urban Settings
4. New Approaches for Strategic Prioritization of Agricultural Development Policies
5. Tools and Technologies for Broad-Scale Pest and Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries
6. Innovations Driving Programmatic Performance in Immunization: Service Experience and Data Use + Measurement
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Applications are only two pages, and no preliminary data is required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organisation, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organisations and for-profit companies.
Grant size: Initial grants are for $100,000 and successful projects are eligible to receive follow-on funding of up to $1 million. 
Closing date: 14 November 
Apply: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenges

Voice Innovate and Learn Grants (Additional closing date)
Type of project: Voice is an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands under their framework ‘Dialogue and Dissent’ policy framework. The Innovate and Learn Grant seeks to fund innovative ideas to address the marginalisation and discrimination experienced by women facing exploitation, abuse and violence; LGBTQI groups; and persons with disability. Thematic areas include: 1) Improving access to (productive) resources (finance, land and water) and employment in particular; 2) Improving access to social services, health and education; 3) Fostering space for political participation
Location: Philippines
Eligibility: The lead party must be a legally registered not-for- profit civil society or community-based organisation preferably based in the Philippines.
Grant size: €5,000 - €200,000 over 12 - 24 months
Closing date: 15 November
Apply: https://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/philippines-innovate-and-learn-grants-v-1877-ph-il/  

Nahrein Network Research Grant Awards

Type of project: The Nahrein Network fosters the sustainable development of antiquity, heritage and the humanities in the post-conflict Middle East. Applications are encouraged that support the “Revive the Spirit of Mosul” initiative, a UNESCO initiative for the reconstruction of the Old City of Mosul. This will be UNESCO’s main contribution to the United Nations’ Response and Resilience programme, designed to help Iraq’s government fast-track the social dimensions of reconstruction. Particularly welcome are applications for projects that contribute to sustainable development through: a fuller understanding of Mosul's social and/or intellectual history and heritage and reconciliation between communities through the documentation, safeguarding and enhancement of cultural heritage, broadly defined.
Location: Mosul, Iraq
Eligibility: Applications are invited from postdoctoral researchers (or equivalent) who are employed by, or have an official connection with: a UK or Iraqi Higher Education Institution (i.e., a university or similar organisation), or: a non-academic organisation (e.g. cultural heritage organisation, NGO, community group) in the UK or Iraq, with a demonstrated capacity to conduct research. Applications for small grants must be led by an Iraqi researcher and do not need UK collaborators. Applications for large grants must be made jointly by researchers in the UK and Iraq who each fulfil these eligibility criteria. Large grants may also involve researchers from other countries.
Grant size: Small grants of up to £30,000 for projects led by Iraqi researchers, or collaborations between Iraqi and UK researchers. Large grants of up to £100,000 for collaborations between Iraqi and UK researchers.
Closing date: 15 November
Apply: https://ahrc.ukri.org/funding/apply-for-funding/current-opportunities/nahrein-network-research-grant-awards/ 

DFID and Innovate UK's Agri-tech Catalyst competition
Type of project: The aim of this competition is to increase the pace of development and scale of uptake of agricultural and food systems technology and innovation in Africa by farmers or other food systems actors. There is funding available under three streams:
early-stage feasibility studies; mid stage industrial research and late-stage experimental development. Projects must work on agri-tech and food chain innovations with partners in eligible African countries. The Agri-tech Catalyst will take innovative ideas from any sector or discipline. Ideas must show the potential to deliver impact for poor people through the uptake of agricultural and food systems technology and innovation. The scope of the Catalyst includes: primary crop and livestock production, including aquaculture
non-food uses of crops, excluding ornamentals; challenges in food processing, distribution or storage, and value addition; improving the availability and accessibility of safe, healthy and nutritious foods.
Location: Angola Benin Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Congo (Brazzaville) Congo, Democratic Republic of, Côte d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Eligibility: All projects must: be collaborative; include a partner from an eligible African country who can be the technical lead; include a UK-based administrative lead; be carried out in the UK or an eligible African country or both.
Grant size: Early stage feasibility studies: £100,000 to £500,000, 12 to 18 months. Mid stage industrial research: £250,000 to £1 million, up to 3 years. Late stage experimental development: £150,000 to £800,000, up to 18 months. Projects must start by 1 April 2019. At least 70% of total eligible project costs should be incurred by commercial organisations; a maximum of 30% of total eligible project costs are available to research participants. If there is more than one research participant, this amount will be shared between them.
Closing date: 21 November
Apply: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/229/overview  

British Council #IdeasChangeLives
Type of projects: Digital solutions for the SDGs. We are looking for organisations, groups, or talented individuals, to work with us on creating hyper-innovative digital solutions which helps the world address one, or more, of these six SDGs: SDG 4 - Quality education; SDG 5 - Gender equality; SDG 8 - Decent work and economic growth; SDG 10 - Reduced inequalities; SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities and; SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: #IdeasChangeLives is open to individuals and companies of any size based anywhere in the world. You can enter as an individual, group of individuals, company, partnership, association or other organisation.
Grant size: Up to two winning entries will receive prizes of £20,000 each. In addition, each winner will have the chance to work collaboratively with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team to develop a minimum viable product (MVP) based on their idea.
Eligibility: #IdeasChangeLives is open to individuals and companies of any size based anywhere in the world. You can enter as an individual, group of individuals, company, partnership, association or other organisation.
Closing date: 23 November
Apply: https://www.britishcouncil.org/partner/ideaschangelives 

UNHCR Youth Initiative Fund
Type of projects: The YIF supports community-based protection projects imagined, designed and led by young people. The Fund is based on 3 objectives:
1) Participation: Young people have genuine opportunities for community participation and
opportunities to effect decision making processes, especially in the area of protection;
2) Empowerment: Young people learn about project management, use their initiative,
evaluate options, learn to make informed decisions and choices, developing and
enhancing leadership skills;
3) Innovation: Young people develop innovative, youth-appropriate protection solutions to
addressing personal, group and community challenges.
Location: Kosovo
Eligibility: Projects that have been previously funded may apply but must demonstrate how continued funding will add value to their current project.
Grant size: The maximum funding allocation per project is US$ 10,000; there is no minimum. Projects should be implemented before 31st December 2019.
Closing date: 3 December
Apply: http://unkt.org/2018/10/11/unhcr-call-proposals-youth-initiative-fund/ 

Comic Relief Power Up fund
Type of projects: Women’s rights organisations fighting against systems which perpetuate the injustices they encounter in their daily lives. We are interested in supporting the development of campaigns, advocacy and/or services. We are also interested in supporting work which helps movement constituents develop a common agenda for change, such as developing and sharing analytic frameworks, learnings and research, and work that is focussed on base building, such as growing membership and leadership, building alliances and solidarity both between and within movements.
Location: UK, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, India, Nepal, Bangladesh. Please be aware we expect this to be a competitive programme and so will be unable to fund in every country.
Eligibility: This fund is for locally rooted women and girl led organisations only. Applications may be made by single organisations, in partnership or consortia or by sub-granting funds focusing on the same issues, i.e. women and girls are most affected by the issue being addressed and must have a significant role in decision making about how the grants are distributed.
Grant size: 3-5-year grants are available for the following total amounts:
• Single organisations can apply for grants between £150,000 up to £300,000;
• those working in partnership (2 or more organisations) up to £500,000;
• For women’s funds or others sub-granting we may consider larger grants (up to £750,000).
Funding can be used to cover the core costs / overheads of an organisation / partnerships, or specific projects and activities or a mixture of the two.
Deadline: 7th December
Apply: https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/current-opportunities/power-up 

DFID UK Aid Match
Type of projects: projects working to achieve sustained poverty reduction and which support DFID’s objectives to strengthen global peace, security and governance; strengthen resilience and response to crisis; promote global prosperity and tackle extreme poverty. There will be a special focus on projects that support women and girls and those which support the development objectives associated with ending the illegal wildlife trade. DFID is also keen to see applications for innovative projects that use technology in new ways.
Location: Projects must take place in either one or two of the lowest 50 countries on the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or; those countries which DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility. A full list can be seen here.
Eligibility: DFID will not consider applications from think tanks, policy institutes, research organisations or academic institutions, or any organisation that doesn’t fit the criteria listed on this page. UK-based, non-government, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce poverty in up to two of DFID's eligible countries may apply.
Grant size: match funding up to £2m is available.
Closing date: 13 December
Apply: https://www.ukaidmatch.org/how-to-apply/ 

Gray Matters Capital coLABS (Additional closing date)
Type of project: A private foundation focused on impact investments, this fund is seeking to invest in bold, innovative, and widely scalable social enterprises that have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of women and girls around the world.
Location: primarily in South Asia, Africa, and Latin America
Eligibility: Social Enterprises
Grant size: Maximum investment is $250,000
Closing date: 15 December
Apply: https://gmccolabs.com/apply/ 

KR Foundation
Type of project: The Foundation focuses on addressing the root causes of climate change and has two programme focus areas: 'Sustainable Behaviour Catalysts for Change' and 'Sustainable Finance - keeping fossil fuels in the ground'. Within sustainable behaviour, they support projects which support a transition away from high-impact lifestyles towards ways of living that are sustainable and offer high levels of wellbeing. The Foundation prioritises proposals that can rapidly scale up both the ambition level and impact of work towards sustainable behaviour. Proposals are invited within the following areas: 1) Initiating transformational communications; 2) Promoting policy acceptance for transformational change; and 3) Creating social norms for sustainable behaviour.
Under 'Sustainable Finance', the Foundation's focus is on supporting interventions that aim to shift financial incentives such as investments, subsidies, taxes, regulation, etc., away from fossil fuel production and consumption. Activities could be related to: stranded assets and un-burnable fossil fuel reserves; financial incentives to keep fossil fuels in the ground; strategic communication around the need for keeping fossil fuels in the ground; the role of private investors in reducing funding for fossil fuel companies; international agreements on phasing out fossil fuel subsidies in G20 and other fora; the role of fossil fuel subsidies in trade agreements; the role of public finance that directly or indirectly supports fossil fuel production and consumption.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: The Foundation funds registered organisations with not-for-profit status. It does not fund local and community-based activities unless they are truly scalable and have a clear international perspective. Proposals focusing on local development activities will not be considered.
Grant size: Grants typically range from DKK 2m to DKK 5m with a duration of up to approximately 3 years.
Closing date: 22 December. Please also note that KR Foundation will be closed from 22 December 2018 to 2 January 2019 inclusive. Potential applicants are therefore advised to submit the project summary well before 22 December.
Apply: http://krfnd.org/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply/ 

The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund
Type of project: Wildlife conservation. The Fund provides financial resources to early career scientists/conservationists and non-profit organizations 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
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: http://janatrustfund.org/Application%20conditions.pdf 

Voice Philippines Sudden Opportunities Grant
Type of project: Collective action aimed at preventing the unanticipated closure of civic space, or the widening of civic space, where there is a time-bound opportunity to influence policy on criminalisation, marginalisation, discrimination, and/or exclusion. These unexpected moments have to greatly impact at least one or more of Voice the target groups who need to be involved in the collective action being proposed. These groups are: Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities; Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly and Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people; People living with disabilities; Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence.
Location: Philippines
Eligibility: The applicant (and all co-applicants, if the application is made in consortium) is an organisation which has core values similar to the objectives of Voice, including the equal treatment and equal rights of every human being, particularly regardless of gender identity, race, colour of skin, nationality or ethnicity, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, social class and age. The applicant or the lead party is a legally registered not-for- profit civil society or community-based organisation with an operational bank account in the applicant’s name.
Grant size: We accept proposals spanning 6 months to a maximum of 1 year, ranging from €5,000 to €200,000.
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: https://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/philippines-sudden-opportunity-grants-v-1879-ph-so/ 

Voice Sudden Opportunity Grants - Laos
Type of projects: Projects which address specific, unanticipated opportunities to influence policy in Laos, especially those that could have a ripple effect or that can impact one or more of Voice target groups: Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities; Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly; Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people; People living with disabilities; Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence). It is an opportunity for strategic advocacy, coordination of CSOs and/collective action that can lead to change in legal decision, policy/laws, a shift in public attitudes and practices to challenge discrimination, promote equal access and opportunities, enhance social well-being, and/or encourage social development.
Location: Laos
Eligibility: For most National call for proposals, the lead applicant must be a locally registered organisation which is fully independent from a Global North-based headquarters. International organisations can apply as a co-applicant.
Grant size: €5,000 to €200,000 for an intervention that will last between 6 and 12 months.
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: https://voice.global/call-for-proposal/laos-sudden-opportunity-grant-v-1874-la-so/ 

Voice Sudden Opportunity Grants - Indonesia
Type of projects: Has there been an unanticipated closure or widening of civic space at national level? Is there a time-bound opportunity to influence policy on criminalisation, marginalisation, discrimination, and/or exclusion? Do these events directly impact one or more Voice target groups? Are you proposing to act in a collective fashion? If you answered yes to the questions above, apply for a Sudden Opportunity Grant.
Location: Indonesia
Eligibility: For most National call for proposals, the lead applicant must be a locally registered organisation which is fully independent from a Global North-based headquarters. International organisations can apply as a co-applicant.
Grant size: €5,000 to €200,000 for an intervention that will last between 6 and 12 months.
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: https://voice.global/call-for-proposal/indonesia-sudden-opportunity-grants-v-1862-id/ 

Voice Sudden Opportunity Grants - Tanzania
Type of projects: Do you work in blogging, online radio/TV, social media, subscribers of online content and online content hosts or operating Internet cafes? Are you concerned about the new laws that have disabling and restrictive provisions that directly impacts the ability of citizens to exercise their freedom of expression in Tanzania? Is there a national opportunity for strategic advocacy or litigation, offline protests, or coordination of collective action that can lead to change in legal decision, policy/laws, a shift in public attitudes and practices? If you answer yes to the questions above, apply for a Sudden Opportunity Grant to promote the right to freedom of expression and fight cultures of self-censorship.
Location: Tanzania
Eligibility: For most National call for proposals, the lead applicant must be a locally registered organisation which is fully independent from a Global North-based headquarters. International organisations can apply as a co-applicant.
Grant size: €5,000 to €200,000 for an intervention that will last between 6 and 12 months.
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: https://voice.global/call-for-proposal/mtandao-huru-tanzania-sudden-opportunity-grants-v-1890-tz-so/ 

Voice Sudden Opportunity Grants - Philippines
Type of projects: Is there a time-bound opportunity to influence policy on criminalisation, marginalisation, discrimination, and/or exclusion? Is there a consensus among a consortium/ civil society network for a strategic action? If you answered yes to the questions above, apply for a Sudden Opportunity Grant.
Location: Philippines
Eligibility: For most National call for proposals, the lead applicant must be a locally registered organisation which is fully independent from a Global North-based headquarters. International organisations can apply as a co-applicant.
Grant size: €5,000 to €200,000 for an intervention that will last between 6 and 12 months.
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: https://voice.global/call-for-proposal/philippines-sudden-opportunity-grants-v-1879-ph-so/ 

Commonwealth Foundation
Type of projects: We are interested in supporting innovative projects that strengthen civic voice so that it is more effective in holding governance institutions to account, enhances involvement in policy processes and shapes public discourse.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Registered non-for-profit Civil Society Organisations may apply. The applicant’s average of total income over the last two years must be less than £3m.
Grant size: The Foundation offers grants of up to £50,000 per year for a maximum of £200,000 over four years.
Closing date: 7 January
Apply: https://commonwealthfoundation.com/grants/ 

Danida Fellowship Centre
Type of projects: Grants are available for development research activities designed to further the SDGs, focusing on the following five themes: Sustainable economic development; Gender equality and development; Humanitarian assistance and development; Climate change resilience; State building and governance. The overall objective is to contribute to new solutions with new knowledge and new approaches, and to increase countries’ capacity for creating and applying new knowledge themselves. Research should generate new knowledge relevant to the needs and strategies of partner countries, to Denmark’s cooperation with these countries as well as including substantive elements of research capacity strengthening.
Location: The research must be implemented in a Danida priority country. These are currently Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Palestine, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Eligibility: Applications can only be submitted by universities or by a research-based institution (public and private, nationally registered institutions) in Denmark, Ghana, or Tanzania, which will be responsible for the grant. The project coordinator must be attached to the applying institution.
Grant size: a maximum grant of DKK 12 million is for each project (c. £1.4m) over a maximum of five years.
Closing date: 1 February
Apply: https://dfcentre.com/call-for-applications-test/ 

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/# 

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/ 

Ongoing International Funding Sources 

Dulverton Charitable Trust
Type of projects: Within its overseas category, the Trust focuses on two areas:
1) Community Development which covers the provision of water and power, the encouragement of farming, enterprise, wildlife conservation.
2) Peace & Humanitarian Support including disaster relief.
The Trust advises applicants contact them prior to submitting an application.
Location: Kenya and Uganda
Eligibility: In 2016/17 approximately 1 in 5 applicants were awarded a grant. UK charities and charitable incorporated organisations may apply.
Grant size: Average grants are usually between £25,000 and £35,000 per year.
Apply: https://www.dulverton.org/how-to-apply/ 

Cisco Foundation Global Impact Cash Grants
Type of projects: Innovative approaches to critical social challenges. Organisations and programmes must focus on at least one of the following areas: access to education; economic empowerment; critical human needs. Programmes must serve the underserved, and leverage technology to improve the reach and efficiency of services.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: An initial information form is used to determine whether your organization will be invited to complete a full application.
Grant size: The maximum request amount for first-time grant recipients is US$75,000
Apply:http://cisco.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_survey.form?x_gm_id=1484&x_section_id=12028&x_quiz_survey_id=5198   

UNDP Small Grants Program
Type of projects: The SGP funds projects working on Biodiversity, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Land Degradation and Sustainable Forest Management, International Waters and Chemicals.
Location: Worldwide. A full list of eligible countries can be seen here.
Eligibility: Local communities including indigenous people, community-based organizations and other non-governmental groups may apply. An eligibility test can be taken here.
Grant size: The programme provides grants of up to $50,000
Apply: http://sgp.undp.org/about-us-157/how-to-apply.html 

Eva Reckitt Trust Fund
Type of projects: The Trust Fund works worldwide and provide grants to NGOs who work for the betterment and welfare of the poor or projects which focus on promoting education in areas of high poverty, research into poverty related issues and poverty reduction in conflict or post-conflict settings.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: UK NGOs may apply
Grant size: Grants are for between £500 - £2,000.
Apply: eva.reckitt.trust@gmail.com 

Hebb Finn Charitable Trust
Type of projects: The prevention or relief of poverty especially in Africa and Wales. In Africa the focus is on initiatives which have humanitarian and Christian aims, including: Projects to improve health or address health issues; Education of children and professional education and; Support for micro-businesses.
Location: Wales & Africa
Eligibility: Charities and individuals
Grant size: £1,000 - £5,000 past grantees can be seen here.
Apply: http://www.hebffin.com/uploads/3/9/3/5/39352763/hf_funding_guidelines.pdf 

The John Lewis Foundation
Type of projects: The current focus of the Foundation is to invest in disadvantaged communities that support the John Lewis business throughout the world to acquire the relevant skills required for meaningful employment and improve social inclusion.
Location: The Foundation welcomes applications for projects with these objectives both in the UK and overseas. The project must benefit communities in which there is a John Lewis store, supplier, manufacturer, distribution hub, call centre etc.
Grant size: The Trustees will consider projects of varying amounts
Eligibility: groups and organisations that are registered with the appropriate Charity Commission or where the grant is for an exclusively charitable purpose. Funding cannot support building renovation or other capital expenditure or consumables.
Apply: http://www.johnlewisfoundation.org/content/fnd/en/how-to-apply.html 

THINK Foundation
Type of project: Supporting the understanding and development of fundraising skills in the not-for-profit sector around the world, including developing fundraising and resource mobilisation skills, research/studies or training resources on specific aspects of fundraising
individuals in exploring aspects of fundraising primarily through bursaries to recognised conferences or training programmes.
Location: Applications are prioritised from South Asia, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and Eastern Europe
Eligibility: Applications from smaller organisations will be given priority. No applications from political parties or organisations will be supported
Grant size: Average level of grants will be £500 to £1000. The usual maximum for a single grant is £2,500.
Apply: https://www.thinkcs.org/home/think-foundation/ 

The Al Fayed Foundation
Type of project: Aid for charities that work to relieve the plight of orphans, refugees and street children abroad.
Location: Worldwide
Grant size: Not stated. Applicants are asked to include a breakdown of funds sought in their application.
Apply: https://the-acf.com/contact/ 

USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures fund
Type of project: DIV is USAID’s open innovation program th