International Funding Sources

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

Here are some of them: 

USAID's West Africa Rapid Response Fund for Acute Humanitarian Needs Resulting from New Internal Displacement
Type of project: The objectives of the Fund are to: 1) Maintain a 3-year Rapid Response Fund where international and local organizations will be supported to provide short-term, effective, and rapid interventions through sub-awards to meet acute emergency humanitarian needs related to the impacts of new internal displacement; 2) build and strengthen the humanitarian response capacity of national NGOs across the region to respond effectively and efficiently to emergency needs of target IDP populations, depending on the country's need. The awardee is expected to address all these sectors in its proposal: Shelter and Settlements; Logistics Support; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); Nutrition
Location: Activities must take place in all the following countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger.
Eligibility: US and non-US not-for-profit and commercial organisations may apply.
Grant size: The award ceiling is $5m. One award is anticipated.
Closing date: 27 August
Apply: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317930 

Rising Tide Foundation
Type of project: Projects that show entrepreneurial approaches to social issues that advance the freedom of individuals and society. Projects should fall into one of the following project types: 1. Funding of training & incubation in some form of entrepreneurship which provide skills, training and funding access to individuals, communities, non-/for-profit organizations. 2. Direct project funding: Grant funding will be provided to non-profit or hybrid organizations for testing, implementation or scale up of their focus activities. Application areas could focus on personal liberty, freedom of speech, improved property rights, economic independence, less regulated entrepreneurship, innovation in education, private sector solutions to public issues, etc. We are committed to identifying and funding the most innovative, disruptive and impactful projects worldwide.
Grant size: from $50,000 USD up to $1 million USD over no more than 5 years. The Foundation does not give unrestricted funding nor significant overhead.
Closing date: 27 August
Apply: https://www.risingtide-foundation.org/call-for-proposals 

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 organisations based anywhere in the world.
Grant size: Up to €1,500
Deadline: 31 August
Apply: http://janatrustfund.org/Application%20conditions.pdf  

USAID & FHI 360 Public Information Fund
Type of project: Access to quality and accurate information, and awareness building in the following areas: high-quality reporting, media development, access to quality and accurate information, and awareness building in the following areas: Reform of laws and policies, and improved implementation of laws and policies; Peace & national reconciliation; Intercommunal harmony & religious freedom
Location: Myanmar
Eligibility: Local CSOs, community-based organisations, civil society networks,
consortiums and coalitions; non-governmental media organisations and associations; and non-governmental research and policy institutions working inside Myanmar. This call is not open to international organisations.
Grant size: MMK 16,000,000 and MMK 118,000,000
Closing date: 31 August
Apply: http://themimu.info/calls-for-proposals 

Patagonia Media Grants Programme
Type of project: Environmental grassroots non-profits that are using the power of media as a tool to transform audiences into environmental activists. The project must outline how using media is the most appropriate avenue as a call to action for a targeted audience and how it fits into the overall strategy of the campaign efforts.
Location: Canada, Chile, Argentina, Japan, Korea, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic .
Eligibility: Small, grassroots, activist organisations with charitable status in the country in which your organisation is located or have a fiscal sponsor with such status. 
Grant size: $15,000 - $30,000
Closing date: 31 August
Apply: http://www.patagonia.com/media-funding-guidelines.html

Patagonian Latin America Grants Programme
Type of project: Projects implemented by small, grassroots, activist organisations with provocative direct-action agendas, working strategically on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. Project should identify and work on the root causes of environmental problems and approach issues with a commitment to long-term change.
Location: Chile & Argentina only
Eligibility: Small, grassroots, activist organisations with charitable status in the country in which your organisation is located or have a fiscal sponsor with such status. Your organisation, or your fiscal sponsor, must have a bank account for business purposes in the name of your organisation
Grant size: $8,000 - $12,000
Closing date: 31 August
Apply: http://www.patagonia.com/international-grants.html 

Australian Government's Direct Aid Program
Type of project: Expressions of Interest for sustainable development projects which benefit low income and/or disadvantaged communities. Focus areas include: gender equality and empowerment of women and girls; natural resource management; Human Rights and Good Governance; Poverty Reduction; Community Health.
Location: Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic.
Eligibility: Locally registered community groups, NGOs and education institutions which have a bank account registered in their name.
Grant size: up to $20,000 AUD
Closing date: 1 September
Apply: http://mexico.embassy.gov.au/mctycastellano/cooperation.html  (In Spanish). 

Green Hall Foundation
Type of project: The objective of the Green Hall Foundation is to 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 to appeals where permanent equipment or building is required as opposed to funding salaries or the charity running costs.
Location: UK & Developing Countries
Eligibility: This Application Cycle is only open to Charities with an annual income of £250,000 or less. UK registered charities may apply.
Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000. The trustees do not generally support general running costs or salaries.
Date: Opens 1 September 9am UK time and closes when 100 applications have been received
Apply: https://greenhallfoundation.org/application-cycle-closed/ 

True Colours Trust: Palliative Care Small Grants Programme
Type of project: Projects which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services for people of all ages in hospices and other palliative care providers across Africa. Priority is given to the following activities: training courses for palliative care service providers; equipment for patients (e.g. beds, wheelchairs); projects supporting paediatric palliative care services; medicines; capital improvements; integrating palliative care components in existing health care services, adapting palliative care models, and helping health care providers to establish new palliative care projects where none currently exist.
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 (http://www.who.int/cancer/palliative/definition/en/).
Grant size: £500- £5,000. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, with a duration of no more than one year. Each applicant may include a request for up to £500 within their application for their core / administration costs.
Closing date: 1 September
Apply: https://www.africanpalliativecare.org/articles/palliative-care-development-in-africa-small-grants-programme/# 

The International Dialogue Centre
Type of project: Small scale, short-term initiatives that focus on building bridges between diverse religious, ethnic, political and regional communities. Grants must address one of the following areas: Protection of Holy Sites; Countering and Preventing Hate Speech; Media Sensitisation; Freedom of Religion; Interfaith Education and Exchange. Preference will be given to projects which empower women and youth.
Location: Nigeria
Eligibility: Organisations must be registered under Nigerian law in order to apply.
Grant size: 500,000 Naira to 2 Million Naira (c. £1,000 – £4,500)
Closing date: 1 September
Apply: https://www.kaiciid.org/what-we-do/peace-and-reconciliation-through-interreligious-dialogue-nigeria/nigeria-call-grant 

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 September
Apply: https://www.jeansainsburyanimalwelfare.org.uk/applications/ 

The Open Technology Fund's 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.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Non-profit or Non-government organizations, including U.S.-based NGOs, or foreign NGOs; Non-profit universities or research institutions; for-profit organizations or businesses may all apply.
Grant size: Most supported efforts receiving between $50,000 and $200,000. Please note this is a performed based contract with payment issued on completion of stated objectives, activities, and deliverables.
Closing date: 1 September
Apply: https://www.opentech.fund/funds/internet-freedom-fund/

The Fore
Type of project: Development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises.
Location: The UK and Overseas
Eligibility: UK-registered charities, community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations and community benefit societies with annual income of less than £500,000. For work implemented overseas, the applicant must be registered in the UK.
Grant size: £30,000 total over 1 - 3 years
Closing date: 2 September
Apply: https://www.thefore.org/charities/ 

The Oakdale Trust
Type of project: The Trust’s focus areas include: Welsh based social, community and medical projects; medical research projects (UK); Environment conservation projects (Wales); the Arts (Wales) Welsh connection; UK based and registered charities working in the developing world; Penal Reform.
Location: UK & Overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities may apply
Grant size: average grants are £1,000
Closing date: first week of September  

Nordic Climate Facility
Type of project: Early-stage projects to test innovative and climate-relevant business concepts from a financial, technical, social and environmental perspective. These concepts should address adaptation and/or mitigation of climate change. Projects should have the potential to improve the quality of life for vulnerable people and tackle climate change in developing countries more effectively than existing approaches.
Location: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bolivia, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be registered legal entities such as For-profit companies and organisations; Non-profit organisations and social enterprises; NGOs; and Research institutes and universities. Projects should be implemented through partnerships between Nordic and local partners. The lead Nordic partner may also have one or more other partners (non-local) which are legal entities.
Grant size: EUR 250,000 - 500,000.The project partners must mobilise co-financing equal to at least 25% of the requested grant.
Closing date: 5 September
Apply: https://www.nordicclimatefacility.com/how-to-apply 

Wellcome Trust Impact of Vaccines on Antimicrobial Resistance
Type of project: This scheme supports researchers investigating the impact of vaccines on antibiotic use and/or antimicrobial resistance. The aim is to support and inform vaccine decision-makers around the world and tackle antimicrobial resistance.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: You can apply if you’re a researcher based at: an academic research organisation, a not-for-profit or government body, a private sector organisation.
Grant size: Small awards are up to £250,000. Large awards are £250,000 to £750,000.
Closing date: As soon as possible. No later than 6 September
Apply: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/schemes/impact-vaccines-antimicrobial-resistance 


The International Dialogue Centre
Type of project: Short-term / quick impact projects to build bridges among communities of different religious, ethnic and identity backgrounds. The projects should focus on one or more of the following priorities: raising local awareness for interreligious dialogue, promotion of social cohesion and reconciliation and preventing/countering hate speech.
Location: The Central African Republic, especially projects taking place at prefectural level outside of Bangui.
Eligibility: Registered grassroots civil society organisations, religious leaders and/or religious-based organisations operating out of Bangui are encouraged to apply. Organisations must be registered under CAR law in order to qualify.
Grant size: €3,000 – €10,000
Closing date: 6 September
Apply: https://www.kaiciid.org/car-call-grant-proposals 

Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards
Type of project: These awards aim to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet. Awards are made over three categories: 1) Technical climate solutions with a women or gender perspective (e.g. in area of renewables, energy or adaptation technologies etc.); 2 Non-technical climate solutions with a women or gender perspective (e.g. in area of efficiency, consumption changes, resilience and capacity building etc.); 3 Transformational climate initiatives with a women or gender perspective (e.g. addressing governance, institutional / societal change etc.)
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: All types of activist, grassroots and women-led organizations and groups working on issues related to climate change can apply for the award.
Grant size: 2,000 Euros per winner per category
Closing date: 9 September
Apply https://www.judgify.me/genderjustclimatesolutionsawards2019 

Ernest Kleinwort Large Grants Programme
Type of project: The Trust has 3 focus areas: 1) Charitable work in the County of Sussex; 2) Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International) and 3) Reproductive Health and Family Planning (International). Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution towards a building/refurbishment project, purchase of specialist equipment or other similar capital expenditure, or assistance with running costs.
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities may apply. Contact the funder to discuss eligibility for a large grant.
Grant size: £10,000 and over
Closing date: 10 September
Apply: http://ekct.org.uk/make-an-application/

Hilden Charitable Trust
Type of project: Overseas grant making priorities are for projects working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women.
Location: UK and developing countries
Eligibility: UK registered NGOs and local NGOs may apply. Hilden hope that UK NGOs will encourage their local partners to apply directly. Local NGOs based overseas must have a been working for at least 5 years and have an income of over £25,000 in their last 2 financial years, but no more than £100,000. UK charities must have a history of working overseas for at least 5 years and have an income of over £100,000 in their last two financial years, but not more than £500,000.
Grant size: Average grants are £5,000. This donor is open to funding general running or core costs.
Closing date: 12 September
Apply: http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/ 

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: 13 September
Apply: http://www.minor-foundation.no/apply-for-a-grant 

The Scurrah Wainwright Trust
Type of project: The Charity supports a wide range of charitable projects with an emphasis on innovative, hard-to-fund work in the field of social reform.
Location: UK and Southern Africa, particularly Zimbabwe.
Eligibility: Your organisation does not have to be a charity to apply, but its work must satisfy the Charity Commission's definition of charitable purposes and public benefit. You must have an annual income/expenditure under £250,000.
Grant size: £1,000 and £5,000.
Closing date: 14 September
Apply: http://www.wainwrighttrusts.org.uk/swc2.html 

The Andrew Wainwright Trust
Type of project: Projects which seek to redress political and social injustices. The Trust's approach is similar to that of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust with which it maintains informal links.
Location: UK and occasionally overseas
Eligibility: Only unregistered charities
Grant size: £1,500 and £10,000
Closing date: 14 September
Apply: http://www.wainwrighttrusts.org.uk/awrt2.html 

Expo Live's Innovation Impact Grant
Type of project: Novel and innovative solutions that have the potential to positively impact the environment and generate real social value. Successful applicants will demonstrate how new innovations beyond the ideation stage, or the application of existing solutions, could address global challenges and lead to impressive impact at community level. The three focus areas are: Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Legally registered social enterprises, start-ups and grassroots projects may apply. Entrepreneurs, SMEs, non-profit organisations and government entities are encouraged to apply.
Grant size: up to $100,000 depending on the maturity and scalability of innovations
Closing date: 15 September
Apply: https://www.expo2020dubai.com/programmes/expo-live/iigp

The McLain Association for Children, Inc. (MAC)
Type of project: Improve access to high quality education and empower persons with disabilities and their families
Location: the Caucasus, Tanzania, and the British Virgin Islands
Eligibility: Non-profit organisations working in the above-mentioned countries.
Grant size: $7,500
Closing date: 15 September
Apply: https://macchild.org/small-grants/ 

Comic Relief Safe Place to Be Fund
Type of project: The overall aim of the Across Borders: Routes to Safety for Refugees programme is to support refugees and people seeking asylum to safe, legal and dignified routes to fulfilling and happy settlement, whether that be in the country of destination, transition country or country of origin. Successful applications must demonstrate they are working in collaboration with other organisations, or through funded partnerships to achieve greatest impact and that the work is informed by people with lived experience so that they can genuinely and tangibly shape the sector and systems impacting on their lives.
Location: Along the migratory route from Middle East, North Africa into Europe and the UK.
Eligibility: Applications that aim to increase access to and improve UK legal systems through this Across Borders funding programme will not be prioritised in this call. Organisation’s registered in European countries must have an income of between £250,000 and £10 million. Organisation’s registered in countries in the Middle East (including Turkey) and North Africa must have an income of between £75,000 and £10 million. If applying as an intermediary, your income must be more than £250,000, regardless of where you are registered.
Grant size: Varying grant sizes are available between £150,000 - £800,000 over 3 – 5 years depending on whether you apply in as a single organisation, as a partnership or as an intermediary funder etc. Comic Relief is happy to consider requests for core funding. This includes expenditure that is not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation, such as basic running costs.
Closing date: 16 September
Apply: https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/opportunities/across-borders-routes-safety-refugees 

The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund
Type of project: Projects working to improve social and economic wellbeing of Ethiopians in need. Projects should be need-based, high impact and replicable. Funding will focus on health, education, water and sanitation facilities, rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, small-holder farmers, technology, youth focused-small-scale entrepreneurship and other income and employment generating projects.
Location: Ethiopia
Eligibility: Legally registered nongovernmental organisations, civil society organisations, private sector companies and government institutions can apply. INGOs can apply as co-applicants.
Grant size: US$200,000 – US$350,000
Closing date: 16 September
Apply: https://www.ethiopiatrustfund.org/call-for-project-proposals/ 

International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas
Type of project: Projects to protect heritage that is endangered, under threat or which has suffered from negligence brought about by conflict. To be considered for selection, projects need to showcase their solution’s relevance, effectiveness and sustainability, their scientific quality and their contribution to local development.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: International, Intergovernmental and National Institutions; Foundations, NGOs, Non-profits, Charities and Associations may apply.
Grant size: No minimum or maximum amounts. Co-funding is permitted. Budgets must be in US$
Closing date: 20 September
Apply https://www.aliph-foundation.org/en 

Australian Aid's Direct Aid Programme
Type of project: Small grants for activities that support development and strengthen communities. This year they are especially looking for projects that will support development through: economic and social empowerment of women and girls; enhancing the lives of people with disabilities; health and sanitation; helping the poor achieve sustainable livelihood.
Location: Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra, India
Eligibility: DAP funding is available to NGOs and academic institutions engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis. To receive a DAP grant in India, all organisations must have renewed Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) approval.
Grant size: AUD $20,000. 10% of the proposed budget should be dedicated towards activities that generate public awareness about the project. A maximum of 10% of the grant can be allocated to administrative expenses required to deliver the project
Closing date: 30 September
Apply: https://mumbai.consulate.gov.au/mbai/Direct_Aid_Program.html 

Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant Program
Type of project: There are three types of projects the Fund is keen to support: 1) The Access and Quality of Life grants will support initiatives that promote patient-centricity, enhance access to care/information, and the quality of life of people living with HIV; 2) The Multidisciplinary Care grants focus on initiatives aimed at enhancing capacity building for multidisciplinary professions and long-term care; 3) The Diversity and Inclusion grant tackles discriminatory policies, labour laws and regulations, unjust workplace and HR practices, and social stigma against people living with HIV.
Location: Grantees must be in at least one of the following territories: Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Eligibility: Certification of non-profit tax status through an official or government-issued document is required for all applicants. Applicants must be established for at least two years upon the time of the grant application.
Grant size: There are no minimum or maximum limits.
Closing date: 30 September
Apply: https://www.gileadrainbowgrant.com/grant-application 

The Laederal Foundation Saving Lives at Birth
Type of project: Practically oriented projects helping achieve the SDG 3 -
reducing infant and child mortality and maternal deaths.
Location: Developing countries with specific focus on Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Bangladesh, India, Nepal
Grant size up to $50,000
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://laerdalfoundation.org/about/saving-lives-at-birth/ 

Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize
Type of project: the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the world’s largest annual humanitarian award presented to non-profit organizations judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Legally established, nongovernmental, publicly supported charitable organizations with tax exempt status may apply. the organisations must have been established for a minimum of 5 years and expenditures greater than U.S. $750,000 in their most recent audited fiscal year of operation.
Grant size: US$2m
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://www.hiltonfoundation.org/humanitarian-prize 

Visegrad Fund
Type of project: The Fund supports a diverse range of activities in all areas of life. From small cross-border projects that strive to improve mutual understanding to multilateral initiatives with potential to benefit people across the whole region. All projects must meet one of the seven focus areas: Culture and Common Identity; Education and Capacity Building; Innovation, R&D, Entrepreneurship; Democratic Values and the Media; Public Policy and Institutional Partnership; Regional Development, Environment and Tourism; Social Development.
Location: Central and Eastern Europe
Eligibility: Any legal entity is eligible for funding if applying on behalf of a justifiable consortium of project partners. Preference is generally given to groups of non-governmental, civil society organizations (CSOs), public educational, cultural, research and scientific institutions, municipalities and local governments.
Grant size: Not stated, however grants can cover up to 100% of project budget with 15% for overheads
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://www.visegradfund.org/apply/grants/ 

Planet Romeo Foundation
Type of project: achieving societal change to improve the position of LGBTI people throughout the world, with an emphasis on the most disadvantaged regions and communities. We also focus on mobilizing and activating the LGBTI community in those challenging contexts. The Foundation gives high priority to small-scale projects which are initiated and implemented by the LGBTI community itself and/or by emerging LGBTI groups and initiatives. The projects must aim to involve, empower and mobilize the community. Projects may target sub-communities, e.g. lesbian and/or gay and/or bisexual and/or trans and/or intersex communities.
Location: Although all geographical regions are eligible, the Foundation gives priority to countries outside the Global North. Within a country, all geographical areas are eligible, but where we can, we give priority to rural and/or more remote areas.
Grant size: up to € 5,000
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://www.planetromeofoundation.org/apply/ 

The  Global Partnership for Education's Knowledge and Innovation Exchange Global Grant
Type of project: Multi-region, multi-country projects that aim to develop, test, and apply ways to scale innovations that address key education issues. The projects funded under these grants will: generate knowledge and evidence to support the adaptation of proven innovations to address key education priorities in GPE member countries; and
mobilize research and knowledge to support the scaling of these proven innovations. Projects must respond to the following question: How can existing evidence-based and contextually relevant innovations that have a demonstrated impact be adapted and scaled to improve education access and quality within GPE member countries? Projects must also focus on one or more of the following six thematic areas: teaching and learning; early childhood care and education; equity and inclusion; gender equality; data systems; and learning assessment systems.
Location: Central Asia, Europe, Far East Asia, North and Central America, North of Sahara, Oceania, South America, South Asia, South of Sahara, West Indies. Projects funded through this call must be multi-regional, involving at least three GPE member countries in at least two regions.
Eligibility: This call is open to individual organizations or groups of up to four organizations working in a consortium that have a substantial record of conducting education research in developing contexts.
Grant size: US$1,000,000 – $2,000,000 per grant
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://www.idrc.ca/en/funding/call-proposals-strengthening-education-systems-proven-innovations-developing-contexts

Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust
Type of project: grants are focused on: Music and arts education and participation; Deafness and other disabilities; The elderly; Medical relief including hospice support, and
Medical research.
Location: The UK, Northern Ireland and South Africa
Eligibility: Only registered charities may apply
Grant size: £1,000 - £5,000
Closing date: 5 October
Apply: http://www.lurgantrust.org/apply.html 

Samuel Rubin Foundation
Type of project: Areas the Foundation has funded in the past include: Non-violent Action and Peaceful Resistance; conflict resolution; arms control; justice; citizenship; human rights; mental health; sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Eligibility: Non-US applicants must be sponsored by a US organisation. No grants are made to individuals, for building funds, or for endowments.
Location: Worldwide
Grant size: £5,000
Closing date: 7 October (Applications for general operating expenses or for specific projects are accepted at any time).
Apply: https://samuelrubinfoundation.org/application-guidelines/application-guidelines-2/ 

Ongoing International Funding Sources 

Civicus Crisis Response Fund
Type of project: CSOs facing new restrictions on their work can apply for funding for emergency advocacy actions to defend civic freedoms and democratic values. The Fund provides grants to mobilise quick, principled and effective advocacy responses to events that threaten fundamental rights to associate and assemble freely. The fund also supports civil society through resiliency grants, designed to ensure that organisations have greater flexibility and creativity to proactively prevent and mitigate threats against their organizations. Funds are provided where immediate action is required, either to forestall imminent threats or to address new restrictions.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: National CSOs
Grant size: 10,000 USD for projects lasting up to 6 months
Apply: https://www.civicus.org/index.php/what-we-do/defend/crisis-response-fund 

Front Line Defenders Protection Grants
Type of project: Rapid and practical financial support to improve the security and protection of human rights defenders (HRD) and their organisations improving physical security of an organisation or individual, digital security and communication security; supporting legal fees for HRDs who are being judicially harassed; paying for medical fees for HRDs who have been attacked or who have suffered a medical condition as a result of their peaceful human rights activities; providing family assistance for imprisoned HRDs or family members who are at risk because of a HRD's activities.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: local organisations and individuals may apply
Grant size: $7,500
Apply: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/programme/protection-grants 

Rhododendron Trust
Type of project: Social welfare and humanitarian aid projects both in the developing world
and the UK. The Trust prefers to support charities which benefit people affected by multiple factors of inequality including poverty, disability, age, gender, ethnic status, or the poor medical, welfare or educational infrastructure in their country.
Eligibility: Charities registered in the UK may apply
Grant size: £500 - £1,500. In 2017-18, grants totalled £58,000. £27,000 went to charities which work in the developing world.
Apply: http://www.rhododendron-trust.org.uk/ 

Cumbria Overseas Aid Trust
Type of project: Projects which contribute in some way to the relief of poverty and which will have some long-term and sustainable benefits to a local community. Trustees also prefer a connection to Cumbria either through individuals involved or the origins of the organisation.
Location: Developing countries
Eligibility: UK registered charities may apply
Grant size: usually under £1,000 but can be up to £2,000
Apply: http://www.cumbriaoverseasaidtrust.org.uk/funding-criteria/ 

Draper Richards Kaplan
Type of project: Innovative strategies, systems changing approaches, and disrupting technologies seeking to dramatically improve the lives of people and the world. Our goal is to find social entrepreneurs with dynamic ideas and nurture them at the early stages with maximum leverage and total commitment. We concentrate our selection on the capabilities of the founder, the scalability of the model, and the potential impact of the organization on the world.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Individual leaders, domestic (U.S.) and international organizations, non-profit, for-profit and hybrid social enterprises may apply.
Grant size: 3 years of unrestricted capital totalling $300,000
Apply: https://www.drkfoundation.org/apply-for-funding/ 

Rivers Foundation
Type of project: The Foundation generally assists smaller charities with specific projects involving the education, social development and medical well-being of young people.
Location: UK & Overseas
Grant size: Grants totalled £123,000 in 2018. Past grantees can be seen here.
Apply: https://riversfoundation.co.uk/how-to-apply/ 

The Watson Family Charitable Trust
Type of project: Grants, loans and financial support to charitable organisations and individuals for medical and for humanitarian purposes
Location: Northern Ireland & Uganda
Eligibility: The trust is open to receiving applications, which should be made to the registered office.
Grant size: £1,000 - £20,000
Apply: https://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regid=1159965&subid=0 

The Toy Trust
Type of project: Project supporting disadvantaged and disabled children aged under 13
Location: UK & Overseas
Grant size: Up to £5,000
Apply: https://toytrust.co.uk/how-to-apply/ 

Paung Sie Facility
Type of project: Expressions of Interest a welcomed for responsive financial and technical support to demand-driven, catalytic initiatives which promote social cohesion in Myanmar. We support civil society, women and youth in their contributions to cohesive societies, particularly at the sub-national level.
Location: Myanmar.
Eligibility: We invite proposals from a range of organisations - local, national and international - but especially encourage applications from local initiatives and organisations.
Budget: $5,000 - $200,000
Apply: http://www.paungsiefacility.org/apply.html 

The Bottle Top Foundation
Type of project: Poverty alleviation schemes and grass roots education initiatives that empower young people.
Location: Current grantees are working in Brazil, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa
Eligibility: Local offices or affiliates of national or international organisations cannot apply. In most cases our partners have budgets in the £5,000 – £50,000 range.
Budget: £3,000 and £15,000
Apply: http://bottletopfoundation.org/nominate/ 

Global Fund for Community Foundations
Type of project: To strengthen community foundations and other local philanthropic institutions, including women's funds, human rights funds and other grassroots grant makers. By doing so, we hope to show that this emerging but important global movement has a big part to play in sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and citizen participation.
Location: Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, East and Central Europe, and Central Asia. Applications from community philanthropy organizations representing disadvantaged communities in the global north will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Eligibility: Community philanthropy organizations, including community foundations, women's funds, environmental funds, national public foundations and other grassroots grant makers
Budget: US $7,000–$15,000
Apply: http://www.globalfundcommunityfoundations.org/how-to-apply/ 

The Wallace Global Fund
Type of project: Grants are awarded to high quality organizations with strong leadership that are catalysing significant change in line with the Fund’s priority areas: 1) Challenge corporate power; 2) Defend & renew democracy; 3) Protect the environment; 4) promote truth & create freedom in the media; 5) advance women’s human rights and empowerment
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: US and international organisations with or without a US fiscal sponsor may apply  
Apply: http://wgf.org/grants/ 

Friends of Liberia
Type of project: Education; Health education; Psycho-Social Support System Rehabilitation and Entrepreneurship
Location: Liberia
Eligibility: Only non-profit organisations working independently of the government of Liberia are eligible to apply. The organisation must be officially registered by the Liberian government as an NGO or be partnered with one.
Grant size: up to $3,000
Apply: http://fol.org/programs/small-grants/ 

The Weeden Foundation Quick Response Biodiversity Fund
Type of project: Critical habitat acquisition projects
Location: South America
Eligibility: Non-profit conservation organisations may apply
Grant size: $10,000 - $50,000
Apply: http://www.weedenfdn.org/Quick-Response-Biodiversity-Fund.html 

The Peter Cundill Foundation
Type of project: Projects which make a difference in the lives of young people up to the age of 25 in the areas of education, health, sport and the arts and humanities
Location: Worldwide
Budget: One-off or multi-year funding. This donor funds their grantees core costs.
Apply: http://www.thepetercundillfoundation.com/applications.html 

The Alan & Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund
Type of project: Education and young people's employment and projects which promote freedom of speech or advance peace and reconciliation.
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: Registered charities may apply
Grant size: £5,000 - £25,000
Apply: http://www.sfct.org.uk/how_to_apply.html 

The Headley Trust
Type of project: Access to safe water, promoting better use of water resources and sanitation projects; sustainable farming and livelihood development; helping girls to continue their education beyond primary school, students’ access to secondary and tertiary education and projects to improve the quality of teaching; Trachoma prevention and treatment programmes in Ethiopia and care for mothers and infants in sub-Saharan Anglophone Africa; projects tackling the aftermath of conflict.
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: Registered charities may apply
Grant size: Small grants of c £1,000 or larger grants of £20,000 - £60,000.
Apply: http://www.sfct.org.uk/how_to_apply.html 

The JJ Charitable Trust
Type of project: Environmental projects, especially community-based agriculture initiatives, which aim to help people help themselves in an environmentally sustainable way.
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: Registered charities may apply
Grant size: In 2017, the trust made 4 grants totalling 179,000 in this category.
Apply: http://www.sfct.org.uk/how_to_apply.html 

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