International Funding Sources

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

Here are some of them:

Hivos' Green and Inclusive Energy Programme 

Type of project: Projects which transition the energy system to one that is green and inclusive, which meets the energy needs of women and men in their daily lives and creates economic opportunities and growth whilst mitigating climate change. Additionally, the programme aims to effect long-term changes in energy policy that result in greener and more inclusive policies.
Location: Tanzania and Kenya
Eligibility: A Kenyan or Tanzanian organisation of medium to large size with proven track record in advocacy with evidence of influencing policies and working in a multi-stakeholder approach.
Grant size: €30,000 maximum
Closing date: 20 July
Apply: https://east-africa.hivos.org/news/call-concepts-non-energy-organisations-green-and-inclusive-energy-programme 

DFID Darwin Initiative
Type of project: The objective of the Darwin Initiative is to protect and enhance international biodiversity and in doing so, to contribute to sustainable development in developing countries including the reduction of poverty. The Initiative aims to build local capacity to manage local biodiversity and the natural environment for the future, securing the benefits of these natural resources for people.
Location: Developing countries. See full list here.
Eligibility: Organisations making the application must have experience of managing similar projects in developing countries and be able to demonstrate financial stability and provide audited accounts
Grant size: There is no specific minimum or maximum level for a main round project
Closing date: 24 July
Apply: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/darwin-initiative-applying-for-main-project-funding 

African Women's Development Fund Leading from the South
Type of project: The Fund supports initiatives promoting women’s rights, amplify their voices, increase economic opportunities and improve access to spaces of decision-making. This call focuses on the following three areas related to SDG 5: 1) Eliminate violence against women and girls & sustain respect for women’s bodily integrity and autonomy; 2) Protect full economic rights and justice for women; 3) Expand democratic space; sustain inclusive governance and equal political participation of women.
Location: Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Asia: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Yemen.
Eligibility: Applications are accepted from women’s groups registered in the aforementioned countries. Organisations must have: a track record of work on women’s rights; a woman as organisational director/lead; a majority (at least 70%) of women staff; at least 70% women involved in the governing board/body; a stated commitment to women’s rights/gender equality in the organisational mission/vision/values; at least 70% of programmatic resources must be dedicated to direct programming on women’s rights; the project applied for will be managed by a woman.
Grant size: $20,000 to $500,000 a year based on 3 categories: Yalla Grants ($20,000 - £50,000); Anansee Grants ($51,000 - $199,000); Pamoja Grants ($200,000 - $500,000). Applicants cannot apply for more than 50% of their annual income
Closing date: 24 July
Apply: http://awdf.org/lfs-round-3-application-guidelines/ 

Guernsey Overseas Aid
Type of project: those which will help to provide the basic needs of the world’s least developed countries or to help the indigenous population to provide those needs. Basic needs includes medical and health facilities, educational programmes and facilities, housing, water and sanitation provision and the means of sustaining a living, e.g. through agriculture, horticulture or through training in sustainable employment skills
Location: least developed country as classified by the UN Human Development Index
Eligibility: Charities registered with one of the Charity Commissions in the United Kingdom or one of the Crown Dependencies; Approved humanitarian agencies (e.g. UNICEF, UNHCR, etc.)
Grant size: maximum of £40,000
Closing date: 27 July (Opens 1 June).
Apply: https://www.gov.gg/overseasaid 

DADI
Type of project: Technology-centred projects that aim to support transparent and accountable governance and democracy. Projects will focus on: increasing access to justice;
strengthening civil society; empowering citizen journalists; or equipping future human rights activists and technologists to build and participate in more robust democracies.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Registered charities or NGOs whose annual income is under £5m. Social Enterprises may apply if the funds are to be used exclusively to fund activities, services or outcomes that are intended to further our charitable purposes and are for the public benefit. Applicants with very low or high reserves will not be funded.
Grant size: £10,000 + technical support for 3 - 6 months projects
Closing date: 31 July
Apply: https://dadi.foundation/challenge/ 

Amplify Change Network Grant
Type of project: Stronger and more inclusive movements for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights. Projects must address one of these priorities: 1) Gender-based violence, including sexual violence, FGM, ending child, early and forced marriage; 2) The causes of unsafe abortion, including criminalisation of abortion; 3) Challenging stigma, discrimination, attitudes and laws that undermine human rights, including on grounds of gender identity or sexual orientation, particularly LGBTI individuals; 4) Increasing access to comprehensive reproductive health services for socially and economically marginalised and vulnerable people; 5) Improving sexual health of young people and girls, including through comprehensive sexuality education and ending child, early and forced marriage and menstrual hygiene management.
This funding round is primarily intended for southern-based organisations able to provide ongoing support, training, peer learning and mentoring to cohorts of small-to-medium civil society organisations working at the national level in a single country, or sub-national level in large, federal countries (such as Nigeria, India, Pakistan), or across multiple countries within a region
Location: Africa & Asia. Full list here: https://amplifychange.org/grant-model/network/rules-and-eligibility/ 
Eligibility: lead applicant organisations must be sub-Saharan African, South Asian, Middle-Eastern or North African organisations with the ability to define strategy, setting performance targets and other objectives, define a brand identity and governance fully independently of a Global North-based headquarters or support office. International NGOs may apply as a partner within a network grant led by a southern-based organisation.
Grant size: €150,000 to €550,000 over 2 years
Closing date: 31 July
Apply: https://amplifychange.org/grant-model/network/ 

The Toyota Foundation Research Grants
Type of project: Exploring New Values for Society. The objective of the program is to encourage ambitious projects that seek new values for society by fundamentally exploring basic ways of thinking and methodologies on what approach we should take to address difficult issues to be faced in the future.
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: There is no limitation regarding the nationality or place of residence of the project representative or participants, or their affiliation (or lack thereof) with a university, research institute, NPO/NGO, or other organisation. Project teams of three persons or more under the age of 45 are eligible for the grant.
Grant size: up to 8 million yen for projects lasting up to 2 years beginning April 2019
Closing date: 3 August (opens 4 June).
Apply: https://www.toyotafound.or.jp/english/research/2018/ 

The Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust
Type of project: Projects which seek to empower citizens participation in governance and policy issues and enable effective engagement with stakeholders, particularly government, at local, regional and national levels, to ensure that its policies and programmes effectively responds to community needs. Four key areas are: 1) Socio Economic empowerment in post-war rehabilitation; 2) Gender Justice; 3) Strengthening the rights of marginalized communities; 4) Strengthening CSOs ability to address current and emerging issues
Location: Sri Lanka
Eligibility: Locally registered community-based organisations (CBOs), local nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), local not-for-profit organisations, registered youth groups.
Grant size: LKR 1-5 million over 24 months
Closing date: 10 August
Apply: http://neelan.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Call-for-Proposal-July-2018-Notice-06-07-2018.pdf (Opens in a PDF).

The Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust
Type of project: Supporting research on the rights of marginalised communities and vulnerable groups, including but not limited to women, plantation workers, persons
with disabilities, former combatants, LGBTQIA persons, indigenous communities, and the ageing population) living across the country to fully exercise and enjoy their rights, and thereby inform policy and legal reforms.
Location: Sri Lanka
organisations (NGOs), research institutes, local not-for-profit organisations, and
individuals
Eligibility:
Grant size: Approximately LKR 1.5 million will be awarded per grant. The duration of the grant is expected to be 6-12 months and should commence in or after September 2018
Closing date: 10 August
Apply: http://neelan.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Call-for-Research-Proposal-July-2018-Notice-09-07-2018.pdf (Opens in a PDF).

Voice: - Policy Influencing Grant
Type of project: Voice is an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands under their framework ‘Dialogue and Dissent’ policy framework. This call must impact upon one or more of the following themes: Improved access to (productive) resources such as land, water and employment; Improved access to social services, particularly health and education; and Fostering space for political participation and citizen engagement. Projects must benefit one or more of the following target groups: Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence; Persons with disabilities; Age discriminated especially the youth and elderly; Indigenous people and ethnic minorities
Location: Uganda - Greater North, Eastern and West Nile sub-regions
Eligibility: locally registered Ugandan organisations including non-for-profits, networks, coalitions and consortia. International organisations may apply as co-applicants. The applicant must be target group-led, as demonstrated by your governance and staffing structures. Organisations with an annual turnover of over €2 million cannot apply.
Grant size: €25,000 - €200,000 between 18 - 36 months
Closing date: 10 August
Apply: https://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/call-for-policy-action-uganda-influencing-grant-v-1880-ug-if/ 

The World Bank Development Data Group
Type of project: Projects which allow data to be produced faster, in a more cost effective manner; at a higher resolution or granularity; or address data gaps. The goal is to encourage collaboration, experimentation, learning and capacity development in the field of sustainable development data. The 2018 themes are:
Scaling local data for impact: innovations which have an established proof of concept, and will provide more detailed, disaggregated, in-depth information to benefit local decision-making that can be replicated in other regions of the same country, or in a similar setting in a different country
Fostering synergies between the communities of non-official data and official statistics: collaborations which take advantage of the relative strengths and responsibilities of official (i.e., governmental) and non-official (e.g., private sector, civil society, social enterprises and academia) actors in the data ecosystem, and which can build lasting links between them.
Location: Low- and Lower- Middle Income Countries, as per this list
Eligibility: Any consortium of at least two organisations may apply. Consortium members may include social enterprises, for-profit companies, non-profit organisations, government agencies, international organisations, academic organisations, networks and partnerships.
Grant size: $25,000 and $250,000
Closing date: 15 August
Apply: https://wb-gpsdd-datainnovation.forms.fm/call-for-proposals-2018-collaborative-data-innovations-for-sustainable-development/forms/5070 

Arts & Humanities Research Council's Anti- Slavery Knowledge Network
Type of project: Innovative, interdisciplinary and rights-based challenges to slavery and related forms of exploitation, including child labour and forced marriage. The Network aims to explore the ways in which participatory arts-based strategies, rooted in heritage and memory, can empower Global South communities to play a central role in tackling contemporary slavery. The three overarching themes are: 1) Voices for Freedom - projects which imagine new and challenging ways to collect, record and archive testimony from individuals and communities; 2) Liberating Heritage - projects that connect space, place and memory around slavery; 3) Picturing Emancipation - projects that use visual arts and photography to expose and reflect upon the experiences and legacies of slavery and efforts to resist and overcome its consequences.
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: Applicants are invited from NGO, University, Research Institutes, Arts or Cultural Organisations, or Social Enterprises working in ODA recipient countries. The Main Applicant for a grant can be from the UK or one of the five regions of the African Union. All grants must have someone based in Africa either as Main Applicant or as a Co-Applicant.
Grant size: Medium-sized grants - £5,000-£30,000 up to 6 months. Large grants - £30,000-100,000 up to 18 months. Projects must begin by the end of October 2018 and at least 50% of costs must be allocated to the African countries involved.
Closing date: 15 August
Apply: https://ahrc.ukri.org/funding/apply-for-funding/current-opportunities/community-led-strategies-for-creative-and-heritage-based-interventions-in-sub-saharan-africa/ 

Unitaid
Type of project: Child health. Proposals must clearly demonstrate the use of innovative and sustainable approaches to accelerating access to better tools for integrated management of childhood fever.
Location: While the primary focus is in low-income countries, proposals that include middle-income countries are also eligible.
Eligibility: A public or private entity, institution, organization; or a consortium: a group of public and/or private entities, institutions, organizations with one entity / institution or organisation acting as the Lead Organization.
Grant size: Unitaid does not specify minimum or maximum grant sizes. They fund projects that are targeted and scoped at the minimum size required to achieve the desired market impact and public health effects.
Closing date: 17 August. (It is recommended that an 'Intention to submit a proposal' form is submitted by June 1st. These are not mandatory; however they allow the Secretariat to provide initial feedback on the fit of the suggested proposal within the intent of the call.
Apply: https://unitaid.eu/call-for-proposal/better-tools-for-integrated-management-of-childhood-fever/#en 

Grand Challenges Data Science Approaches to Improve Maternal and Child Health
Type of project: Research funding seeking to develop a deeper understanding of the risk factors contributing to poor maternal and child health outcomes with a focus on reducing the global burden associated with three complex and interrelated outcomes: Preterm birth, physical growth faltering and impaired neurocognitive development. There is a key opportunity to accelerate research in these areas by analysing existing data and formulating public health recommendations that are data-driven and cost-effective.
Location: India
Eligibility: This call is exclusively India-led and open to Indian academics, research institutions, companies, society, trusts and foundations.
Grant size: Awards of up to $100,000 for 12 - 18 months
Closing date: 17 August
Apply: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/data-science-approaches-improve-maternal-and-child-health-india-0 

INSPIRE Fund
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: 18 August
Apply: http://www.cpcnetwork.org/inspirefund/ 

The Souter Charitable Trust *New closing date*
Type of project: Projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in all its aspects in the UK and overseas, especially, but not exclusively, those with a Christian emphasis and ethos.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: UK registered CSOs only
Grant size: £1,000 - £3,000
Closing date: 18 August  
Apply: https://www.soutercharitabletrust.org.uk/guidelines.aspx 

U.S. Embassy in Mali
Type of project: Countering violent extremism projects that increase young peoples’ and underserved populations’ access to information and civic dialogue via cultural gatherings (including music, sport caravans, festivals, community events and workshops). During these gatherings, young people from different communities should have the opportunity to engage with local government authorities, traditional community leaders, and members of other communities to come up with community-based, local and regional solutions for issues that threaten their communities, including violent extremism.
Location: Only projects carried out in Mali will be considered. Particular priority will be given to projects that focus on building community resilience in underserved areas outside of Bamako.
Eligibility: Applications are eligible from but not limited to: youth, populations in economically disadvantaged regions outside Bamako, civil society actors, local leaders, journalists. All events should be organised entirely by Malian young activists and apprentices who learn transferable skills including planning, budgeting, and coordination, media and strategic communication, mediation, and negotiation.
Grant size: Total fund value is $350,000. Awards may range from a minimum of $100,000 to a maximum of $350,000. Up to 3 awards are anticipated. Proposed budgets should include all costs necessary to carry out the program, in US dollars. Submitting organizations are encouraged to account for the impact that fluctuation in local currency rates may have on final project costs. Projects that propose construction will not be considered, and funds may not be spent on alcoholic beverages.
Closing date: 20 August
Apply: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306422 

UN Women: The Global Award for Women's Empowerment
Type of project: The award recognises individuals, organisations, companies and member States who are doing exceptional work for women’s empowerment in their communities.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: UN Women encourages civil society, public and private institutions and individual women's empowerment champions working to make lasting change in their community, enterprise, country or region to apply. Youth are encouraged to apply.
Grant size: Each award is valued at $100,000
Closing date: 30 August
Apply: http://www.womenglobalaward.org/en 

Convergence Design Funding (New closing dates)
Type of project: Funding to design any blended finance vehicle that aims to attract private capital to global development at scale and addresses a specific development challenge.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Accredited investors or investment advisory organisations
Grant size: up to $200,000 for feasibility study and $750,000 for proof-of-concept
Closing date: 31 August (and December 31st)
Apply: https://convergence.finance/news-detail/2zkIXuuboAyGUmsAMmy4oS.
*Learn more about one type of blended finance vehicles here: https://www.bond.org.uk/news/2017/07/funding-successful-social-outcomes-not-just-funding-programmes 

World Bank, Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Type of project: Innovation in Addressing Gender-Based Violence. Programmes or research should conceptualised within a Human Rights framework and Inform policy, programmes and services and serve to strengthen access to comprehensive care and support for survivors. Examples of fundable projects are listed on the link below.
Location: Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) as classified by the World Bank
Eligibility: Applicants should be affiliated with a recognised, legally constituted research institution, a company or Non-government Organisation with existing research or programming capacity. Private sector companies that have engaged in preventing and responding to gender based violence are encouraged to apply. Partnerships between multiple organisations are encouraged. Proposals must have at least one partner from a LMIC.
Grant size: up to $100,000 for a maximum of 24 months
Closing date: 5 September
Apply: http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/820661530906438788/SVRI-and-WBDM-Award-Guidelines-FY19-v3-CLEAN.pdf (opens in a PDF)

Voice Innovate and Learn Grants
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: 7 September
Apply: https://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/philippines-innovate-and-learn-grants-v-1877-ph-il/ 

Gray Matters Capital coLABS
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 September
Apply: https://gmccolabs.com/apply/ 

Australian Aid's Harare Direct Aid Programme
Type of project: The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants scheme for development activities primarily aimed at achieving practical and tangible outcomes of high development impact in the areas of education, health, disability, water and sanitation, vulnerable children, women’s empowerment, sustainable livelihoods and income generation for marginalised communities.
Location: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Republic of Congo (ROC) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Eligibility: DAP is available on a not-for-profit basis to individuals, community groups, NGOs and other entities engaged in development activities in the above mentioned countries.
Grant size: The funding ceiling per project is AUD 60,000 for up to two years
Closing date: 15 September
Apply: http://zimbabwe.embassy.gov.au/hare/cooperation.html 

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

SDG Partnership facility
Type of project: The focus for this round is on Food security and stimulating private sector development in developing countries through public-private partnerships (PPPs) which will impacts on the Sustainable Development Goals. Your initiative must contribute to one or more of the following goals: reducing malnutrition; promoting growth in the agricultural and fisheries sector; creating sustainable and ecologically sound food chains; creating better labour conditions and efficient working procedures; causing an increase in private investments.
Location: Developing countries.
Eligibility: companies, public institutions, NGOs or knowledge institutions may apply. Your PPP must consist of a maximum of 6 partners and include one 1 Dutch organisation, 1 local organisation, 1 NGO or knowledge institution, 1 company and 1 government organisation. A local government organisation is preferred.
Grant size: From €500,000 to € 3 million
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://english.rvo.nl/subsidies-programmes/sdg-partnership-facility-sdgp

Laederal Foundation’s Saving Lives at Birth
Type of project: Practically oriented projects helping achieve the SDG 3 and specifically aiming to reduce infant and child mortality and maternal deaths by 2030
Location: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Bangladesh, India, Nepal
Eligibility: none stated
Grant size: up to $USD 50,000. Note this funder does not cover general institutional overheads.
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://laerdalfoundation.org/about/saving-lives-at-birth/ 

Visegrad Fund
Type of project: 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: Preference is given to groups of non-governmental and civil society organizations and municipalities and local governments; applications submitted by schools, higher education institutions, research and scientific bodies and public institutions in general will also be considered.
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/ 

EDCTP
Type of project: Clinical research to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against poverty-related infectious diseases. This call is focused on the validation of the clinical performance and/or implementation of new or improved diagnostic tools and technologies for the detection of any of the poverty-related diseases. The proposed tools and technologies should improve the performance of diagnosis, prediction, monitoring, intervention or assessment of therapeutic response, with a significant impact on clinical decision and health outcomes.
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 (European Partner States) and one of the legal entities must be established in a sub-Saharan African country. All three legal entities shall be independent of each other.
Grant size: between €1 - 3 million over 24 and 48 months. 6-12 proposals are expected to be funded
Closing date: 11 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/diagnostic-tools-for-poverty-related-diseases/ 

EDCTP
Type of project: The purpose of this Call is to support actions that will facilitate the translation of research results of medical interventions into policies and practices for national health programmes and capacity development to facilitate delivery and uptake of new or improved medical interventions in African health systems.
Location: sub-Saharan African
Eligibility: At least one legal entity must be established in a Participating State or a sub-Saharan African country. Applications must include at least one legal entity in sub-Saharan African countries
Grant size: Up to €2.25m over a maximum of 60 months.
Closing date: 11 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/capacity-development-to-facilitate-delivery-and-uptake-of-new-or-improved-medical-interventions-in-african-health-systems/ 

EDCTP
Type of project: This call is focused on product development for effective prevention, treatment and management of co-infections and co-morbidities. Proposals should include one or more clinical trial(s) to be conducted in sub-Saharan Africa
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: between €2-4m over 30 - 60 months.
4-7 proposals are expected to be funded
Closing date: 18 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/advances-in-product-development-for-effective-prevention-treatment-and-management-of-co-infections-and-co-morbidities/ 

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/ 

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/ 

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/ 

Friends of Malawi Association (FOMA)
Type of project: Grants are usually oriented toward social, educational and healthcare projects but we will consider any project that will improve the welfare of Malawians
Location: Malawi
Eligibility: We encourage applications from organisations working at community level and particularly from those with connections to FOMA members or people known to them. We normally require the organisation to be a registered charity or NGO in Malawi.
Grant size: Up to £1,000
Closing date: 15 December
Apply: https://www.foma.org.uk/grants/ 


OPEN ENDED GRANT SOURCES:

Her Voice
Type of project: meaningful engagement of adolescent girls and young women in national youth related policy and program processes supported by or linked to the Global Fund
Location: Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Eligibility: registered or unregistered group, network or community-based organisation of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) or young people; or a community-based organisation implementing programs for AGYW and/or youth.
Grant size: £2,000
Apply: https://www.hervoicefund.org/application/ 

Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust
Type of project: Projects must meet one or more of the following criteria: benefit women or orphaned children; demonstrate local involvement in scoping and delivery, except where skills required are not currently available e.g. eye surgeons in remote rural areas; repair damages in post-conflict countries; deliver clean water and sanitation.
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Sub-Continent including Afghanistan and projects in Palestine, or those supporting Palestinian refugees
Eligibility: UK CSOs may apply
Grant size: £1,000 - £3,000
Apply: http://www.eleanorrathbonetrust.org.uk/guidelines.html 

Global Fund for Women
Type of project: Gender equality and human rights. We provide three main types of grants: general support grants offering flexible, core support for operating and programme expenses, travel and event organising grants to support knowledge-exchanges; and Crisis grants for projects supporting women, girls and trans communities
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: We support local organisations working directly in their communities, which are led by historically marginalised groups such as women, girls, or trans people.
Apply: https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/apply-for-a-grant/#.WxTtUEjRDIU

Paul Hamlyn Trust Open Grants Fund, India
Type of project: Key themes: health, education, governance, livelihoods, and empowerment. The fund assists NGOs to consciously design and develop programmes which assist communities to build on their strengths, ensure that their rights and entitlements are not usurped and help them deal with the critical factors that make them vulnerable. Such groups might include: Ultra poor families in mixed communities; Dalit communities; Tribal communities fighting for or dispossessed of their land and resources; Women; Disabled people, particularly children; Communities with little or no access to health services or education; Unorganised labour.
Location: Only in the Indian states of: Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal & Assam.
Eligibility: Organisations supported must be local Indian NGOs with Foreign Contribution Regulation Act registration. We do not support non-Indian organisations or locally registered branches of non-Indian organisations. This funder prefers to work with organisations whose strategies and activities are formed based on community leadership or participation, local knowledge and experience.
Grant size: There is no minimum or maximum grant size. The amount you request should be the amount you need. The funder is unlikely to provide 100% of the required funds. They can support overheads and running costs; applicants must be able to explain how these costs are calculated.
Apply: https://www.phf.org.uk/funds/india-open-grants/#grants 

Paul Hamlyn Trust Lost Childhood Fund
Type of project Lost Childhoods is concerned with the many thousands of children and young people who run away from home and gravitate towards railways, where they are vulnerable to many forms of exploitation, trafficking, drugs and crime
Location Anywhere in India
Eligibility local Indian NGOs with Foreign Contribution Regulation Act registration.
Grant size: There is no minimum or maximum grant size. The amount you request should be the amount you need. The funder is unlikely to provide 100% of the required funds. They can support overheads and running costs; applicants must be able to explain how these costs are calculated.
Apply: https://www.phf.org.uk/funds/lost-childhoods/#aim-of-the-fund 

The C & A Foundation
Type of project: Initiative in four key areas: accelerating sustainable cotton, improving working conditions, eradicating forced labour, and enabling circular fashion. Each of these signature programmes has its own theory of change, which informs what we do and do not fund. We believe focusing our investments in these areas only, will maximise our contribution to making fashion a force for good.
Location: The Foundation currently supports projects in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Turkey, Tanzania, Indonesia,
Eligibility: registered groups and organisations
Grant size: Proposals for under €100,000 can be reviewed by a programme manager. Those that are over €500,000 are reviewed by the Board of Directors who meet twice a year in June and December.
Apply: http://www.candafoundation.org/grants/apply 

UBS Optimus Foundation 
Type of project: Child health, education, child protection and/or early child development 
Location: Priority countries are Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Sierra Leone,
Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, South Africa, Bangladesh, China (including Hong Kong), India,
Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Switzerland, Germany and the United Kingdom
Eligibility: Any organisation or institution is welcome to apply, including those involved in education, public health, nutrition and the reduction of violence against children. Applications involving partnerships between organisations of different disciplines, and between NGOs and universities or other research institutions are strongly encouraged. 
Apply: https://www.ubs.com/microsites/optimus-foundation/en/our-approach/grant-application.html 

Jana Robeyst Small Conservation Grants 
Type of project: the study and protection of endangered species with a specific focus on elephants 
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa 
Eligibility: early career scientists, conservationists and non-profit organisations based anywhere in the world. 
Grant size: €1,500 
Apply: http://janatrustfund.org/applicants.php 

Global Fund for Children
Type of project: innovative, locally led projects where all children and young people enjoy equal resources and opportunities in socie