International Funding Sources

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

Here are some of them: 

Darwin Plus Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund
Type of project: Projects working on environment or climate change issues. Key priorities for this round are: marine protection; conservation and management of coral reef, seagrass meadows and mangrove forest ecosystems; dealing with invasive, non-native species; waste management strategies, especially plastics; natural disasters; national biodiversity action plans; conservation, restoration and wise use of wetlands.
Location: UK Overseas Territories: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, The British Virgin Islands, The Cayman Islands, The Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, The Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie & Oeno Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (including Gough Island Dependency), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Sovereign Base Areas, Akrotiri and Dhekelia (on Cyprus), The Turks & Caicos Islands.
Eligibility: UK Overseas Territory governments, NGOs, research institutions, the private sector and other stakeholders may apply. Projects must benefit one or more of the listed countries.
Grant size: The average project award last year was just under £100,000 a year. Small, discrete projects are also welcome.
Closing date: 9 July
Apply: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/darwin-plus-applying-for-projects-in-uk-overseas-territories

Japan Water Fund
Type of project: Projects which solve water-related issues at the grass-roots level.
Location: Developing countries
Eligibility: Grass-roots organizations in developing countries
Grant size: $1,000 per project. 6 – 7 projects will be funded.
Closing date: 15 July
Apply: http://www.waterforum.jp/all/grass_roots_projects/jwf/2019/0603/?p=11420?tag=en,rep_en 

Darwin Main Projects Initiative
Type of project: Projects protecting and enhancing biodiversity, and which contribute to sustainable development and the reduction of poverty in developing countries. Projects are expected to address key threats to biodiversity, such as habitat loss or degradation; climate change; invasive species; over-exploitation; pollution and eutrophication.
Location: Least developed, Low Income and Lower Middle-Income countries. A full list can be seen here.
Eligibility: The Lead Organisation must have expertise in natural resource management and can be either a public or private sector organisation.
Grant size: In previous rounds, awards have ranged from £50,000 to £430,000, with an average project award of around £300,000 for 36 months.
Closing date: 16 July
Apply: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/darwin-initiative-applying-for-main-project-funding 

R2HC Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises
Type of project: R2HC’s annual funding call aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. Proposals can address specific or multiple public health issues such as Disabilities, Disease (Communicable & Non-communicable), Ebola, Gender-based Violence, Health Systems & Services, Injury & Rehabilitation, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive. Proposals will be expected to demonstrate the potential scale and impact of the proposed research.
Location: Countries suffering humanitarian crises including natural disasters, conflicts, or complex emergencies, either at the regional, national or sub-national levels, within lower- or middle-income countries.
Eligibility: Applications must have a research team including both a research institution and an operational humanitarian organisation to be eligible. We will consider applications from any legally registered not-for-profit body across the globe.
Grant size: up to £3,500,000
Closing date: 16 July
Apply: https://www.elrha.org/programme/research-for-health-in-humanitarian-crises/ 

Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge
Type of project: Solutions that enable lifesaving or life-improving assistance to reach the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people in conflict-generated humanitarian crises. Specifically, we seek innovations that engage the private sector and involve input from the affected communities in order to provide safe water and sanitation, energy, lifesaving information, or health supplies and services to help conflict-affected people
Location: Context considered to be hard to reach conflict zones include, but are not limited to: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Northern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Yemen. 
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include social enterprises and other recognized institutions e.g., non-profit organizations and for-profit companies that are formed and legally incorporated. 
Grant size: $250,000 for up to 25 seed projects innovations, and up to $1,000,000 for five Transition to Scale innovations
Closing date: 16 July 
Apply: https://humanitariangrandchallenge.org/

Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission
Type of project: Projects 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 include 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: Countries in the lowest quartile of the UN HDI list. For a full list, please see their guidance.
Eligibility: The following UK charities must pre-register by 12 noon Friday 26th May 2019 before being able to apply: 1) Any charity that has not previously applied for funding from the Commission; 2) Any charity that has previously applied for funding but has not been successful; or 3) Any charity that has not received an award from the Commission since the 2017 Grant Aid funding round. It will now only consider applications for funding from UK charitable incorporated organisations and charitable companies.
Grant size: Up to £40,000
Closing date: 19 July (opens 3 June)
Apply: https://www.gov.gg/overseasaid   

PEPFAR Small Grants Program
Type of project: Innovative and cost-effective projects focused on Orphans and Vulnerable Children or HIV Prevention for Priority Populations.
Location: Mozambique
Eligibility: Local, legally registered, community-based NGOs may apply
Grant size: $38,000.00 per project
Closing date: 19 July
Apply: https://mz.usembassy.gov/notice-of-funding-opportunity-nofo-pepfar-small-grants-program/ 

Women Connect Challenge Round 2 Transitioning Solutions to Scale
Type of project: Bridging the gender digital divide so that women can fully participate in the global economy. Winning solutions will support the following three pillars: 1) Women Prospering in the Workforce - advancing workforce development and vocational education for women; 2) Women Succeeding as Entrepreneurs - Providing access to capital, markets and networks for women entrepreneurs; 3) Women Enabled in the Economy – removing restrictive regulatory, legal, workplace, and social barriers to enable women in the economy.
Location: Any country with a USAID presence. Applicants must either already have a presence in that country or must demonstrate that they will implement the solution in conjunction with a local partner. Countries excluded from eligibility include Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
Eligibility: Registered US or non-US organizations (for profit, not-for-profit, civic groups and others) may apply.
Grant size: Budgets should not exceed $1,000,000 for up to 24 months
Closing date: 26 July
Apply: https://www.womenconnectchallenge.org/ 

USAID & Food for Peace's SCALE Award
Type of project: Implemented by Mercy Corps in collaboration with Save the Children, SCALE partners with food security implementers and the broader research community to capture, generate, apply and share knowledge to foster more resilient agricultural systems and enhance income opportunities for the world’s most vulnerable. The award seeks research proposals which build the evidence base for practices and approaches that have the potential to enhance the impact, sustainability and scalability of any emergency or development activities related to agriculture, natural resource management and off‐farm livelihoods.
Location: Emergency and development contexts.
Eligibility: Applicants must be organizations that are currently implementing a development or emergency program, regardless of the funder.
Award: up to $50,000. No direct funding will be awarded to the successful applicant. Rather, SCALE will cover the costs of the consultant and/or research organization with the skills necessary to assist with conducting the chosen study.
Closing date: 31 July
Apply: https://www.fsnnetwork.org/request-research-proposals-scale-evidence-impact-technical-support 

DBS Foundation’s Social Enterprise Grant Programme
Type of project: The Foundation actively supports social enterprises who have a product market fit, demonstrated traction in sales and revenue, clear social impact and are ready to scale up to add critical capabilities to achieve sustainability in their existing business to lead to greater social impact.
Location: China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan.
Eligibility: The social enterprise applicant must have a business product or solution that has been validated in the market, as evidenced by revenue generation and/or traction in client acquisition, with clear plans to scale up business; and be committed to a social mission and have a clear roadmap towards scaling social impact. Charities or NGOs primarily dependent on donations are ineligible.
Grant size: S$50,000 to S$250,000 Singapore dollars
Closing date: 31 July
Apply: https://www.dbs.com/dbsfoundation/grant-programme/default.page 

World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator
Type of project: Solutions with the potential to solve hunger. The WFP provides mentorship, financial support and access to WFP operations, partners and technical experts. Your proposal must show how working with WFP will serve your long-term strategy.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Your start-up, company or NGO must be incorporated at the time of application. It can be for-profit or not-for-profit. Your innovation must at least be at the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage. Proof of concept is preferred.
Grant size: up to $100,000
Closing date: 31 July
Apply: https://innovation.wfp.org/apply 

Fondation Mérieux's Small Grants Programme
Type of project: Projects which improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. The Foundation will prioritise projects which have strong local involvement, including links with local authorities, local associations and beneficiaries and those whose beneficiaries are mothers and children.
Location: Algeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, DR Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Iran, Ivory Coast, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Chad, Tunisia, Senegal, Tajikistan, Togo, Vanuatu and Vietnam.
Eligibility: Registered organisations
Grant size: 5,000 EUR
Closing date: 1 August
Apply: https://www.fondation-merieux.org/en/what-we-do/improving-conditions-mothers-children/small-grants-program/ 

Euro-Mediterranean Foundation's Standard Grants Programme
Type of project: The Foundation’s prime responsibility is to support human rights organisations and defenders in their activities aimed at promoting and protecting universal rights and freedoms of third parties. Specific attention is paid to groups considered to be especially vulnerable and in need of special assistance because of the scope of their action (isolated regions) or because of the nature of the rights they defend (minorities, marginalised youth and women, etc.).
Location: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Palestine and Israel
Eligibility: All the individuals, groups or entities who are identified by their commitment to improve the protection of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as prescribed in, among others, International Human Rights Conventions, are eligible for support from the Foundation without any prerequisites.
Grant size: Typical grants range from €5,000 to €30,000.
Closing date: 5 August
Apply: http://emhrf.org/standard-grants/ 

Euro-Mediterranean Foundation's Standard Grants Programme
Type of project: The Foundation aims at providing flexible financial assistance to regional, national and local human rights NGOs and institutes as well as individuals who promote, support, protect and monitor the observance of human rights.
Location: The South-Mediterranean region.
Eligibility: Individual human rights defenders and small human rights organisations may apply.
Grant size: €5,000 and €30,000
Closing date: 5 August
Apply: http://emhrf.org/standard-grants/ 

The MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change competition
Type of project: The Challenge will fund one idea that proposes real and measurable progress into solve any critical problem of our time.
Location:
Eligibility: Organisations proposing to work in partnership must have signed MOUs. Single organisations who can receive and manage a $100 million grant may apply on their own. Large scale re-granting, investing or direct scholarships are activities unlikely to be eligible. Early stage solutions without an evidence base are also unlikely to be competitive. We consider applicants of any size, but we have found that organizations often have trouble
absorbing and effectively deploying grants that are significantly larger than their current annual operating budgets
Grant size: a single $100 million grant. Runners up receive $15 million.
Closing date: 6 August 2019 (register by 16 July)
Apply: https://www.100andchange.org/ 

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 

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 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 

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 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 

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/ 

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/ 

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 

The Light Fund
Type of project: Charities supporting men, women and children. Past grantees can be seen here.
Location: UK & Overseas
Eligibility: Only registered charities may apply
Grant size: up to £5,000
Closing date: Applications are open on October 1 for 6 weeks
Apply: http://www.lightfund.org/applyingforfunds/ 

Fondation Fonds Suez
Type of project: Access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for disadvantaged populations in developing countries, especially in urban and peri-urban areas. The Fondation looks favourably on participation of the populations concerned in financing the service provided, both in terms of cash contributions and labour, within their capabilities.
Location: Developing countries
Eligibility: Legally registered organisations established for at least 1 year may apply
Grant size: There is no upper limit, but grants can only be award up to 50% of the project’s total budget.
Closing date: 31 October
Apply: https://www.fondation-suez.com/en/ 

Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Type of project: Security and peace-building projects focused on: (1) strengthening Japan-U.S. relationship, (2) expanding Japan's presence in Asia, (3) enhancing understanding of and relationship with Islamic countries, (4) establishing ocean governance, and (5) empowering women.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Eligible organisations include incorporated foundations and corporations, NPO corporations, universities and other incorporated educational institutions, and private organizations conducting non-profit activities.
Grant size: $ 20,000 - $100,000.
Closing date: 31 October
Apply: https://www.spf.org/en/grants/points/ 

The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
Type of project: Conflict resolution. Projects which deal primarily with the causes, circumstances and consequences of violence, and include: protection for civilians, especially displaced persons and refugees; psychosocial assistance and rehabilitation of the victims of war and conflict; projects to prevent and resolve conflicts for people affected by war.
Location: Switzerland, the UK, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, Myanmar, Yemen and Syria.
Eligibility: UK and Swiss registered civilian non-profit organisations working in the above stated countries
Closing date: 15 November
Apply: https://www.johnsonstiftung.ch/en/applications/submitting-an-application/ 

The Waterloo Foundation Tropical Rainforests grants
Type of project: Tropical Rainforest: support for projects protecting tropical rain forest, principally through avoided deforestation
Location: Tropical forests. We are unlikely to support projects in conflict-affected areas.
Eligibility: UK-based charities, many of whom work in close partnership with smaller local NGOs based in the countries in which they operate. Non-UK CSOs need a UK reference to apply.
Grant size: The majority of grants are for a total of £50,000 - £100,000.
Closing date: 1 December
Apply: http://www.waterloofoundation.org.uk/EnvironmentTropicalRainforests.html 

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 December
Apply: https://macchild.org/small-grants/ 

Chrysalis Trust
Type of project: Relief of poverty and disability; Provision of access to shelter, education, healthcare and water
Location: UK & International
Eligibility: The Trust supports local projects in the North East of England, national organisations providing benefit across the UK, as well as, international charities registered in the UK.
Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000
Closing date: 15 December
Apply: http://www.chrysalis-trust.co.uk/apply.php 

U.S Embassy's Humanitarian Assistance Program
Type of project: Help avert humanitarian crises, promote democratic development and regional stability, build local capacity, and enable countries to begin to recover from conflicts. Project can include: education: construction/expansion of schools/orphanages, and provision of furniture and supplies; Health: construction/expansion of health clinics, provision of disease surveillance systems, education, prevention and training, medical support/supplies; Basic Infrastructure: water wells/boreholes, water sanitation, waste treatment, solid waste management systems.
Location: Benin
Grant size: $500,000
Closing date: 15 December
Apply: https://bj.usembassy.gov/education-culture/apply-grant-us-embassy-cotonou/funding-opportunities/ 

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