International Funding Sources

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

Here are some of them:

Wellcome Trust Multi-User Equipment Grants 

Type of project: These grants provide support for multi-user items of equipment.
Applications need to show how the equipment will directly benefit your research and that of others; the evidence of need for the equipment; whether similar equipment may be available locally/nationally; pilot data showing the suitability of the equipment; management and sustainability plans; expertise in operating the equipment and; the added value for Wellcome Trust-funded research.
Location: UK, Low- or middle-income countries
Eligibility: You can apply for a grant if you, and any co-applicants, have an academic or research post and a track record in getting grant funding. Any co-applicants who don’t have salary support for the duration of the grant are eligible to apply if they have at least one year’s personal salary support at the proposed start date of the grant.
Grant size: £100,000 to £1 million for up to 5 years. Your host organisation should contribute at least 25% towards the cost of the equipment. Contributions can include support in-kind as well as money, such as the provision of a key support post.
Closing date: 15 January

WISE Awards
Types of project: The 2019 WISE Awards will identify, celebrate, and promote innovative projects effective in finding solutions to education challenges, including access to quality education, life-long learning opportunities, early childhood education, employment, civic education and education in emergency contexts. The ideal project would be an ongoing, innovative and impactful initiative.
Location: Projects from any part of the world can apply or be nominated.
Eligibility: Ongoing/existing education projects run by any type of organization such as colleges, universities, academic networks, school consortia, civil society and community organizations, governments, international agencies and private-sector companies working in the field of education are invited to apply or nominate.
Prize: US$20,000
Closing date: 15 January

The German Embassy Lusaka
Type of project: Projects which contributes to poverty alleviation and improvement of living standards and basic needs of the poorest social classes, especially in rural areas. Examples of projects include bore holes, garden projects, shelters for vulnerable children, construction/renovation of school classrooms, income-generating articles (sewing machines, tools/machines for a joinery or a locksmith's trade) etc.
Location: Zambia
Eligibility: The project must be independent and not related to any other current project related to German-Zambian Bilateral Cooperation. Applicants are mainly community groups/organisations. Semi-financing of projects, e.g. by several donors, is not permitted.
Grant size: EUR 8.500,00 (currently around ZMK 60,000,000) per project.
Deadline: 15 January

Siemenpuu Foundation and EKO Energy Climate Fund
Type of project: Projects to establish renewable electricity installations aiming at alleviation of energy poverty and social inequality in rural areas of the below countries.
Location: Mali, Myanmar And Nepal.
Eligibility: Registered local civil society organisation in Mali, Myanmar or Nepal, with capacity for renewable electricity installations.
Grant size: Approximately 30,000 to 60,000 euros, lasting maximum for two years. A minimum of 10% self-financing is required, either cash, voluntary work and/or gift-in-kind.
Closing date: 20 January

Global Giving Accelerator Programme
Type of project: The platform is accepting applications for the March 2019 Global Giving Accelerator. Graduates of the Accelerator will become full Global Giving partners with benefits such as professional and personalised fundraising pages; extra funding in matching offers and bonus prizes and access to corporate partnerships.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Please see here for the paperwork you must submit with your application:
Deadline: 1 February

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

Heineken Africa Foundation
Type of project: Projects which directly improve the health situation for needy communities, specifically focusing on Mother & Child care and/or water, sanitation and hygiene in countries in which Heineken is operating.
Location: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Burundi, South Africa, the DRC.
Eligibility: Project proposals can only be submitted by the local Heineken operating companies in close collaboration with an NGO, government organisation, overseas development ministries or international organizations.
Grant size: Maximum funding is EUR 75,000 per year for up to 3-years
Closing date: 1 February

Positive Action Challenges
Type of project: Our challenge prizes are narrowly focused competitions seeking to identify innovative solutions to specific but common problems in HIV care. The Challenge is looking to fund one or more evidence-based interventions that demonstrate how social protection supports HIV testing, treatment and care for children.
Location: Low and middle-income countries.
Prize: $5,000 USD for up to 10 recipients.
Closing date: 5 February

Joint Global Health Trials scheme
Type of project: DFID, the UK Medical Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research and Wellcome announce a call for proposals to fund research addressing any major health related problem affecting vulnerable populations in low and middle-income countries. Research into chronic non-communicable diseases, including mental health, and reproductive, maternal and new born health are particularly welcomed.
Location: Low- and Middle-Income countries.
Eligibility: Applications are encouraged with principal investigators from these countries. Applications must engage with the potential users of research for future implementation and impact for policy. Stakeholders, such as policy makers, should be engaged throughout the research process to ensure trial results are implementable, scalable and in line with policy needs.
Grant size: £20m total fund
Closing date: 5 February

Amplify Change Strengthening Grant
Type of project: advocacy campaigns which bring about positive change in one or more of the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) priority themes. During this round, approximately one third of grants will be awarded for projects working to remove barriers to safe abortion, another third will be awarded for projects working to increase access to comprehensive reproductive health services for poor, vulnerable and marginalised people. The remaining grants will be distributed to the best applications working on either: Gender-Based Violence, Stigma or Youth.
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
Eligibility: Small to medium CSOs, partnerships and coalitions who are operating at a local, community, district or national level. Organisations must have an annual expenditure of less than €1m per year. This is calculated as an average of the organisation’s expenditure over the past three years.
Grant size: €40,000 - €100,000 over a maximum of 12 months. Applicants are advised to provide realistic budgets, and not just apply for the maximum amount available. Up to 40% of grant can be used to support the costs of organisational development and boosting organisational effectiveness of an organisation.
Closing date: 5 February

Grand Challenges Options for Pregnancy Termination (OPTions) Fund
Type of project: Innovations that improve women’s and girls’ access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries where there are one or more legal grounds to support it. The focus of this call is to support the development and testing of: 1) new approaches to increasing early access to existing abortion products and services, and 2) new methods of pregnancy termination.
Location: Low- and Middle-Income countries
Eligibility: Eligible institutions include social enterprises, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and for-profit companies that are formed and legally incorporated and that are capable of receiving and administering grant funding. Sole proprietorships are not eligible for funding. United Nations country offices are not eligible to apply.
Grant size: Seed grants of up to CAD $250,000 for 18 to 24 months
Closing date: 12 February at 3:00 pm (ET) North America Eastern Time Zone.

Blue Action Fund
Type of project: Marine and Costal conservation by safeguarding marine biodiversity; creating new protected areas and improving the management of existing ones, as well as the sustainable use of marine biodiversity in fisheries, aquaculture and tourism.
Location: South East Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam. In transboundary projects, project components can also be carried out in Malaysia or Thailand.
Eligibility: national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that; are willing to cooperate with local partners; have sufficient implementing capacity, necessary safeguards, especially with regard to Environmental and Social Safeguard Requirements; have an annual budget at least twice the size of the proposed budget; are willing to fund at least 25% of the total project costs through their own resources and via co-financing from other public donors.
Grant size: EUR 1-3 million over 3-5 years. The Fund expects to award four to six grants from this call with a total value of up to EUR 12 million.
Deadline: 14 February

Medical Research Council Health Systems Research Initiative Call 6
Type of project: Research generating evidence on strengthening health systems for people living in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). There are two different types of grant available: Research Grants, which are larger, stand-alone research projects expected to address clearly defined challenges faced by health systems; or Foundation Grants, which are smaller and can be either exploratory, for example, looking into existing health systems and investigating the underlying causes beneath perceived problems to conduct pilot work to build the necessary knowledge and methodological base to support a future full proposal.
Location: LMICs
Eligibility: Projects with principal investigators (PIs) from an LMIC are strongly encouraged. All proposals must include co-investigators from the LMIC in which the research is taking place. PIs can be based in the UK or any LMIC.
Grant size: Foundation Grants are for up to up to £200,000. There is approximately £4 million available for grants under this call. Funders would like to fund 5 to 10 projects of varying sizes.
Closing date: 14 February

The Embassy of the Netherlands’ Human Rights Fund
Type of project: The Human Rights fund aims to help to promote good governance and protect human rights. It will prioritise projects that introduce innovative approaches and involve youth. To be eligible activities must relate to one or more of the following themes: freedom from torture and inhumane treatment; LGBT rights; women's participation in politics and public decision-making processes and institutions.
Location: Lebanon
Eligibility: Only national non-governmental and non-profit organisations can apply. Consortiums are allowed. Charitable and commercial activities are not eligible. Research studies, academic courses, workshops/training abroad and equipment are not funded.
Grant size: €150,000. For budgets above €250,000, the applying organisation should be competent and capable of reporting using the IATI system.
Deadline: 15 February

The Embassy of the Netherlands’ Democracy Fund
Type of Project: Activities must relate to one or more of the following themes: accountability and transparency (i.e. monitoring reforms; fighting corruption) or enhancing citizenship. Preference is given to activities involving youth of different sectarian backgrounds.
Location: Lebanon
Eligibility: National and international non-governmental and non-profit organisations with offices in Lebanon can apply. Consortiums are allowed. Charitable and commercial activities are not eligible.
Grant size: Minimum indicative budget of €600.000 for a 2-year project and €800.000 for a 3-year project. Co-funded programmes are welcome.
Deadline: 15 February  

Van Tienhoven Foundation
Type of project: Environmental conversation, social justice and sustainable development.
Location: Implemented in developing countries or in countries in transition, predominantly following the DAC list.
Eligibility: We only accept applications from not-for-profit organisations that are registered as legal bodies (NGOs and scientific institutions). Only one application per organisation is permitted.
Grant size: a maximum requested budget of 10,000 euro and a total project budget of no more than 50,000 euro. Costs of salaries and consultancy fees based on rates outside the countries of implementation are not covered. Travel costs from outside the countries of implementation are not covered. The purchase of vehicles (e.g. cars, boats) is not supported. We do not support overhead costs.
Closing date: 15 February

The World Bank - Identification for Development
Type of project: The Challenge aims to surface practical and cost-effective ‘privacy by design’ features that can be embedded into digital identification systems. We are looking for creative ideas, components, the innovative use of existing technologies or complete solutions from academics, entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists, and engaged citizens.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Individuals, including academics, entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists and other engaged citizens. Organizations, involved in research, advocacy, design and implementation of digital identification systems.
Grant size: up to $50,000
Closing date: 24 February

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Type of project: Species conservation work, recognising leaders in the field and elevating the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. The Fund gives priority to those species facing a high threat of extinction.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Anyone directly involved in species conservation can apply.
Grant size: $25,000 per project. Note that this funder does not contribute to the core costs of an organisation or administrative overheads.
Closing date: 28 February

Tinker Foundation Incorporated
Type of project: The Foundation's Institutional Grants programme seeks to create the conditions for effective policy changes that improve the lives of Latin Americans. The Foundation's funding is directed to three programme areas in which focused, expert research and innovation have the potential to make significant, positive impact. They are: Democratic Governance; Education and Sustainable Resource Management.
Location: Latin America
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, or its equivalent if the organisation is based outside the U.S.
Grant size: Multiyear funding up to $1m has been granted.
Deadline: 1 March for Letters of Inquiry. Full proposals are due 15 March.

Green Hall Foundation
Type of project: Those which sustainably improve lives among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged, particularly in the UK. Overseas projects are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK. Preference is given to appeals where the Foundation can meet a significant proportion of the funding required and where permanent equipment or building is required, as opposed to funding salaries or the charity running costs.
Location: UK & overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities
Grant size:
Deadline: Calls for proposals opens 1 March at 9am UK time and closes when 100 applications have been received.
Apply: £1,000 to £10,000 

Palliative Care Development in Africa: Small Grants Programme
Type of project: hospices and palliative care providers across Africa which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services for people of all ages. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, with a duration of one year. Priority is given to:
• Training courses for palliative care service providers held in Africa;
• Equipment for patients (e.g. beds, wheelchairs).
• Projects supporting paediatric palliative care services. This could include purchasing toys, integrating paediatric services into an existing programme, developing materials for advocacy, etc.).
• Medicines.
• Capital improvement costs such as refurbishing buildings to improve the patient experience, buying furniture, etc.
• Developing small palliative care projects i.e. integrating palliative care components in existing health care services, adapting palliative care models, quality improvement activities e.g. Palliative Care standards, developing materials, etc.
• helping health care providers to establish new palliative care projects where none currently exist.
Increasing access to palliative care in rural areas.
Location: Africa
Eligibility: Only registered hospices and/or palliative care providers in any setting of care can apply. All work supported by this programme must adhere to the WHO definition of palliative care.
Grant size: The size of grants ranges from £500- £5,000.
Closing date: 1 March

United Nations Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
Type of project: Organisations that provide direct assistance to victims of contemporary forms of slavery and their family members. The Fund will prioritize project applications that provide specialized assistance to: victims of slave labour and slavery-like practices, including forced and early marriage; women and children; and projects operating in conflict and humanitarian crises scenarios. Grants may be spent on medical, psychological, legal, social, humanitarian or educational assistance, including vocational or skills trainings and other support to promote independent livelihoods.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Only applications by non-governmental organizations are admissible.
Grant size: Between USD $15,000 and $30,000
Deadline: 1 March

US Embassy in Burkina Faso Self-Help Program
Type of project: community groups carrying out small development projects. The projects must be initiated by and benefit the community by increasing income or improving living conditions. If the project is designed to generate income, it must be truly community-based and not a for-profit enterprise or sole proprietorship. Proposals can be made in collaboration with local development agencies or local or international NGOs active in the region.
Location: Burkina Faso
Eligibility: Applicants must be made by local citizens representing local community organisations or NGOs. The Self-Help Program cannot fund political, religious, military, or recreational activities. Funds cannot be used for administrative costs, transportation, training, scholarships, consumable items, vehicles, or to finance repairs. Funds are not provided to government agencies.
Grant size: The maximum grant is $10,000 over 1 year.
Closing date: 31 March

Mama Cash
Type of project: Projects supporting the human rights of women’s, girls’ , trans and intersex people. While a large portion of our grant making budget goes to grant renewals, we do aim to have space for new groups every year. Mama Cash will receive Letters of Interest from applicants who are not current grantee-partners from 1 February - 31 March 2019, 11:59 pm CEST.
Location: The Global South and East
Eligibility: Mama Cash is open to supporting informal, unregistered groups of activists, or networks, or coalitions of organisations based in the Global South and East. applicants must be self-led by the women, girls, trans people and/or intersex they serve.
Grant size: €5.000 to €50.000 per year. Our average grant size is between €20.000 and €30.000 per year. for an organisation or initiative we have not supported before, Mama Cash always starts with a single-year grant.
Closing date: 31 March

World Habitat Awards 2019
Type of project: Housing projects and approaches that demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues; including projects which are already being implemented or are completed and those which bring benefits such as energy or water saving, income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment, health benefits, capacity building or education.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Any individual, organisation or government. More than one entry can be made by the same individual or organisation.
Prize: a prize of £10,000 is made to each of the two winning projects.
Closing date: 31 March

SUEZ Foundation
Type of project: The SUEZ Foundation supports projects promoting access to essential water, sanitation and waste services for disadvantaged populations. Projects should include the active implication of the populations concerned; the reinforcement of knowledge and expertise; sustainability and innovation.
Location: Urban and peri-urban areas of developing countries will be prioritised.
Eligibility: International solidarity organizations and non-profit making specialized institutions may apply.
Grant size: Whilst they cannot be the sole funder, the Foundation will review all projects, regardless of their size. It can award up to 50% of the project’s total budget.
Closing date: Project applications received before 30 April 2019 will be presented at the Board of Directors Meeting in October.

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 organizations based anywhere in the world.
Grant size: Up to €1,500
Deadline: 30 April

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
Type of project: OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. The following specific themes are supported: Economic Governance and Advancement; Justice Reform and the Rule of Law; Free, Quality and Independent Media; Equality and Anti-Discrimination; Democratic Practice
Location: Benin, Côte D’ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal.
Eligibility: Legally incorporated local organizations based in West Africa. In limited circumstances, OSIWA provides support to West Africa-based international organizations with a strong commitment to transferring knowledge to local groups they partner with. government institutions as well as regional and sub-regional organizations working in our core priority areas may also apply.
Grant: There is no set maximum amount. 
Closing date: 30 April

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Type of project: Species conservation work, recognising leaders in the field and elevating the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. The Fund gives priority to those species facing a high threat of extinction.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Anyone directly involved in species conservation can apply.
Grant size: $25,000 per project. Note that this funder does not contribute to the core costs of an organisation or administrative overheads.
Closing date: 30 June

The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust
Type of project: Quaker work and witness; Peace-building and conflict resolution; Interfaith and ecumenical understanding; Community development work in the UK and overseas; Work with forced migrants, including internally displaced people; Sustainable development. Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities, NGOs, public bodies and social enterprises with a turnover of less than approximately £350,000 may apply. Those who can demonstrate other sources of funding for their project are prioritised as well as those innovative projects not normally able to attract other funding.
Grant size: up to £3,000. In exceptional circumstances larger grants may be given.
Interest-free loans of up to £5,000 repayable over 5 years are also available.
Deadline: End of June

Ongoing International Funding Sources 

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

The Old Dart Foundation
Type of project: initiatives to improve health, literacy, education and employment opportunities amongst impoverished women, children and young people.
Location: Worldwide, but especially Peru and Papua New Guinea and also Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and the Philippines.
Eligibility: organisations and individuals with demonstrable track records or recognised skill in their fields may apply.
Grant size: grants ranged from £5,000 - £500,000 in 2017

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

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 to £10,000

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.
Eligibility: not stated
Grant size: On average £5,000 - £10,000

The Edward Smart Charitable Trust
Type of project: Those which support the education of disadvantaged young women.
Location: UK and India
Eligibility: Funding applications cannot be for individuals; research or feasibility studies; general charitable appeals; core funding for national charities; UK based schools
Grant size: One-off grants for up to £5,000. No repeat funding can be requested within 3 years.

The Genesis Charitable Trust
Type of project: The Trust prioritises income-generating projects in developing countries. It actively seeks to support entrepreneurial initiatives; targeted improvement of economic opportunities; improvements to the efficiency of markets and the ease of doing business. Short pilots, one-off awards and projects lasting around three years are considered equally.
Location: Developing countries. See here for a list of the countries supported.
Eligibility: Non-profit organisations registered in their operating country may apply. Non-profit organisations associated with an organisation recorded on an official register of charities in the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or Singapore may also apply.
Grant size: it is exceptional for grant payments to exceed £400,000 in any single year of a project.

Wellcome Trust Innovator Awards
Type of project: Innovator Awards are open to researchers who are developing healthcare innovations that could have a major and measurable impact on human health working in any scientific discipline and on any type of technology. In your proposal, you must:
• include researchers from at least two different scientific disciplines;
• include at least one researcher from a discipline outside life sciences, such as engineering, physical science or data science;
• describe the added value of the collaboration and tell us why the outcome(s) of your work will be unique and only achievable through this approach.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Individuals and teams from not-for-profit and commercial organisations can apply. We particularly encourage proposals from multidisciplinary collaborations within or between organisations.
Deadline: You can apply online at any time. Shortlisting meetings happen every three months. The next meeting is in February 2019. If you want us to consider your application in February 2019, submit your application by 3 January 2019 (17:00 GMT).
Grant size: Up to £500,000, or up to £750,000 for multidisciplinary collaborations.

Chalk Cliff Trust
Type of project: Within the Overseas Aid focus area, the Trust's focus is on projects concerned with education, malnutrition or medical related. The grant need not be specifically tied to funding projects. The funding can be used as seed capital, to help with core administration costs, or to help an organisation through a difficult time.
Location: Not specified
Eligibility: Donations will normally be made to registered charities, however organisations pending registration or pressure groups will also be considered.
Grant size: most grants are in the region of £3,000 - £5,000

Global Innovation Fund
Type of project: The Global Innovation Fund invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people. Innovations span a wide range of different sectors, geographies, stages, and funding types. There are three stages applicants can apply for:
1. Pilot: Your innovatio