Sources of grants & funding



DFID is opening the second funding round of the Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF). The GPAF will be a demand-led fund supporting projects focused on service delivery in support of poverty reduction and the most off-track Millennium Development Goals in poor countries. Projects will be selected on the basis of demonstrable impact on poverty, clarity of outputs and outcomes, and value for money.
The Fund has two funding windows, the ‘Innovation window’ and the ‘Impact window’. If you wish to apply for either your organisation will need to fit the following (summarised) criteria:

  • Innovation window: Grant up to £250k, annual value less than 40% of your organisation’s annual income, ‘small’ UK-based not-for-profit organisation with average income <£500k p.a. for the last 3 years
  • Impact window: Grant from £250k – £4m, annual value less than 40% of your organisation’s annual income, ‘medium’ UK-based not-for-profit organisation OR locally registered organisation in countries where DFID has a country office, requires >25% matched funding. Link to Millenium Development Goals

The next funding round for the Innovation Window is due to open 1 May 2011, and the Impact Window on 31 July 2011. Detailed information and criteria can be found on the DFID website – if you wish to get in touch with TBN for advice or more information contact us at [email protected] or contact Triple Line Consulting[1] on 0208 788 4680, [email protected]

There are a number of other funding opportunities available at DFID for businesses and for not-for-profits.

[1] Management of the Fund has been contracted out to Triple Line Consulting Ltd. DFID ask that questions about the fund be address to them.

The Private Sector Investment Programme is soon to open it’s second tender for 2011 to promote innovative investments in emerging markets. The PSI programme, a subsidy programme of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provides a subsidy up to 60% of capital costs in projects with budgets ranging from EUR 300,000 up to EUR 1.5m. A PSI project is implemented in partnership of a Dutch or foreign company together with a local partner in one of the many eligible developing countries TBN is already involved with, including Kenya, Uganda and Zambia.

The deadline for the second PSI tender 2011 is 22 August 2011, 15:00 hours CET. See the EVD website for more details.

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