Current International Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 specific funding updates

The Noel Buxton Trust's African Grants

Covid 19 update: We are now ready to accept new applications within our existing programmes. We understand that applications may include work responding to the Covid-19 crisis. We will listen carefully to applicants and offer flexible and timely support as best we can.

Type of project: Trustees favour work such as small business support and training and microfinance in both urban and rural settings. Applications in support of initiatives that are building sustainable futures in the semi-arid areas of Africa are especially welcome. Trustees also welcome appeals that support and protect street children and help them find safe and sustainable livelihoods.

Location: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan. Within these areas, priority will be given to work with communities living in urban slums and semi-arid regions where economic hardship is most extreme.

Eligibility: Trustees tend to offer grants to smaller, grass-roots organisations and do not generally respond to appeals from large and well-supported charities. The Trustees welcome applications from Diaspora led organisations based and registered in the UK and is also willing to consider direct applications from registered civil society organisations in Africa.

Grant size: The maximum grant is £5,000 per year for up to three years.


Shift Power for Peace Digital Fund

Type of project: This fund is designed to support access the digital tools needed to continue peace building work, even remotely, during the period of lockdown and restrictions brought about by COVID-19. This fund is primarily for the purchase of phone credit, basic equipment, software and other communications tools.

Location: selection is based on the 2019 Fragile State Index

Eligibility: Any individual, group or organization that meets the following criteria can apply: must be carrying out peace building work in a fragile or conflict affected country for a minimum of six months, defined as any activities that have a strong direct impact on peaceful outcomes in a community; must refuse to use violence or weapons in their work, and embraces the concept of non-violence, is engaging in locally or nationally focused work and must not be a branch of an international organization.

Grant size: Between $50 and $750. Total fund value is $100,000


The Global Resilience Fund for Girls and Young Women

Type of project: Resourcing girls’ and young women’s activism through the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund is prioritizing applications from girls and young women with disabilities, girls and young women of colour, LGBTQIA2S youth, afro-descendant, indigenous and immigrant girls and young women, as well as those living in urban slum areas, rural areas, refugee camps, occupied territories and in conflict affected settings.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Registered and unregistered community organisations led by girls, young women and/or trans and intersex youth with incomes of below $50,000 per year may apply.
Applicants must have previously received funding from one of the following organizations: Central American Women’s Fund, Central America and Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund), Disability Rights Fund, Filia, FIMI - The International Indigenous Women’s Fund, Fondo Semillas, Ford Foundation, FRIDA I The Young Feminist Fund, Global Fund for Children, Global Fund for Women, MADRE, Mama Cash, Plan International, Purposeful, Ukrainian Women's Fund, UNICEF, With and for Girls Collective, Women Enabled International, Women's Fund Asia, Women Win.

Grant size: up to $5,000 - Grants are fully flexible

Closing date: N/A


Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Urgent Response Initiative

Type of project:  As part of a time-limited special initiative, DRK is actively soliciting proposals for quickly deployable fundable solutions that can immediately provide relief for issues created by the current Covid-19 pandemic. DRK is ready to find, fund and support the people and ideas that are tackling the most acute and time-critical social problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic right now. We want to help jumpstart projects that can realistically deploy within 30 days. We are best positioned to help work on the social problems caused by the pandemic versus direct mitigation via medical and scientific efforts – we are grateful to our peer funders in those sectors who are investing in therapeutics, PPE, testing and the like. We anticipate the range of missions to be broad and are open to what those look like.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Applications are accepted for organisations based anywhere in the world. 

Grant size: Unrestricted capital in the $50k-100k range. Our hope is to find 8-10 great opportunities in the next 60-90 days, to deploy capital through May, June and July. 

Closing date:  Rolling


Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research

Type of project:  GECO is a new cross UK government funding call aiming to support applied health research that will address COVID-19 knowledge gaps. The focus is on understanding the pandemic and mitigating its health impacts. The call prioritises epidemiology, clinical management, infection control and health system responses.

Location: Low and middle-income countries (LMIC)

Eligibility: Applications will be accepted from eligible institutions based in the UK or in LMICs. Restrictions apply, please refer to the Eligibility section for full information.

Grant size:  Up to £1m per award

Closing date:  Round 1 - 22 June; Round 2 – 10 August; Round 3 – 28 September


Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity

Type of project:  The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity honours humanitarians who go to extreme lengths to save the lives of others, including those fighting the global outbreak of COVID-19. A special nomination form is available to nominate an individual or a group of people for their exemplary response to the COVID-19 pandemic in any professional or personal capacity.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Individuals or groups of individuals can be nominated

Award: $1m shared between laureates.   

Closing date:  31 October


USAID COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund

Type of project: The Fund seeks to support private sector interventions and build upon private sector investments in response to the Covid 19 virus. The Fund will exclusively support public-private partnership programs that prepare for, mitigate and address second order economic, security, stabilization impacts of COVID-19 and prevent development backsliding. The Fund defines the private sector as including: U.S. corporations, foreign corporations, foundations, faith-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society groups, Diaspora groups, service organizations, universities and other institutions of learning.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: U.S. non-profit/non-governmental organizations, overseas-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations, U.S. and overseas private/state institutions of higher education, and for-profit and commercial firms.

Grant size: $50,000 to $10,000,000

Deadline: 28 May 2021



Non-Covid funding opportunities 

Ending September 2020  

The Fore - RAFT Fund Transition Grants

Type of project: RAFT Fund offers unrestricted grants to fantastic small charities and social enterprises to support them plan for the longer term and gain a stronger footing in a post-coronavirus world. Funding will enable grantees to strengthen their organisations, plan ahead, become more sustainable and refocus on the new needs of their beneficiaries. The Fore is particularly looking to fund small organisations working with marginalised groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past.

Location: UK & Overseas

Grant size: Up to £15,000

Eligibility: Any registered charity, CIC, CIO or Community Benefit Society with turnover of under £500,000 in the last financial year is eligible to apply. This includes UK registered organisations who work overseas.

Opens: Organisations must register to apply for funding. Registration opens on July 20 and is based on a first come, first served basis.

Closing date: Once registered, applicants will be sent details on how to apply by September 7.


Pear Tree Development Fund

Type of project: The Pear tree Development Fund is a small, UK-based charitable trust established in 2015.  Our purpose is to provide grants to community-based organisations and small non-government organisations with a common aim: working to alleviate poverty in developing countries.

Location: India, Malawi and Uganda.

Grant size: between £500 and £3,000

Deadline: 30 September


Ending October 2020  

Norad Combatting Modern Slavery through Civil Society

Type of project: The programme’s main objective is to reduce the prevalence and scope of modern slavery. The prioritised target groups include the most vulnerable in society that are easy targets for recruitment into modern slavery, and the survivors of slavery-related situations, such as women, girls and children.

Location: Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda will be prioritised.

Eligibility: Civil society organisations can apply. Only organisations who have an ongoing grant agreement with Norad may apply for projects starting from 2020. Other applicants may apply for projects starting from 2021.

Grant size: up to NOK 190 million.

Deadline: 1 October


Conrad N H Hilton Foundation Humanitarian Prize

Type of project: The Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the world’s largest annual humanitarian award presented to a non-profit organization judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Nominees must be established, nongovernmental, publicly supported charitable organizations, with expenditures greater than U.S. $750,000 in their most recent audited fiscal year of operation.

Grant size: $2.5 million

Deadline: 1 October


Ending November 2020

NIHR Global Health Research Units

Type of project: These awards will provide funding to collaborations of specialist researchers within universities and research institutes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and the UK who wish to establish new programmes of applied health research. Global Health Research Units will have an existing track record of delivering internationally recognised applied global health research and wish to consolidate and expand this work. Units will address unmet global health needs through equitable research partnerships and must have Joint UK and LMIC Lead applicants, clear plans to strengthen research capacity and support future sustainability of research in partner countries.

Location: ODA-eligible countries

Eligibility: All applications must have two Joint Lead Applicants, one at an eligible LMIC institution and one at an eligible UK institution, Joint Lead Applicants will normally be researchers employed by a research institution, or a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or a not for profit organisation.

Grant size: Awards up to £7 million over a period of up to 5 years are available to NIHR Global Health Research Units.

Deadline: 1st: 18 November; 2nd: 18 May 2021


Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants

Type of project: The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. The PI must be affiliated with a non-profit organization that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. Examples include non-profit colleges, universities, school districts, and research facilities, as well as other non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS. Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however, all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.

Grant size:  up to $50,000

Closing date: 3 November


Ernest Kleinwort Medium Grants Programme

Type of project: Charitable work in the County of Sussex, Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International), Reproductive Health (International) – applications within this category will only be considered for family planning projects delivering in Africa and Asia, and in areas where there is clear and intended impact on the environment. Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution towards a building/refurbishment project, purchase of specialist equipment or other similar capital expenditure, or assistance with running costs.

Location:  UK and International

Eligibility: Must be registered in the UK

Grant size: Medium Grants: (£5,001 – £10,000)

Deadline: 19 November 


The Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity

Type of project: Focus areas for the overseas grants are: Education for groups or communities who have limited access, through distance, poverty, discrimination, or exclusion; Basic skills and tools to build local assets such as village schools, clinics, wells and sanitation; Basic training in health care, disease prevention, and low-tech and low-cost proven solutions to endemic problems; Sanitation, irrigation, hygiene and access to clean water; Women’s education, economic power, reproductive rights and safer childbirth and microfinance projects aimed at women; Help for marginalised communities - for instance the Dalits in India, and pastoralists in east Africa.

Location: London, and also in the developing world.

Eligibility: Registered charities with annual incomes of up to £5m

Grant size: the total level of grants at present is c. £350,000 per year.

Deadline: 30 November


British & Foreign Schools Society

Type of project: The British & Foreign School Society is a grant giving organisation and offers funding for education projects in the UK and around the world. BFSS only funds new projects, pilot projects, or projects which are planning a distinct new phase of development. Projects should be for the purposes of education or training for young people up to the age of 25. Particularly welcomed applications tackle: Conflict or natural disaster, Girls education or Looked after children.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Organisations should have UK charitable status or, in the case of schools, colleges, universities and Churches, “exempt charity” status. We do not fund non-UK based organisations, Community Interest Companies (CICs) or individuals.

Grant size: £5,000 to £60,000

Deadline: 30 November


Ending December 2020

BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Type of project: The Radio 4 Appeal is a weekly 3-minute programme highlighting the work of a charity and appealing for donations to support its activities. The appeal aims to provide an opportunity for raising money and awareness to a variety of charities. The appeal is a fantastic way for a charity to engage with the BBC's audience.

Location: UK-wide/international

Eligibility: applicants must be registered with the UK Charity Commission

Grant size: average of £5,000 to £20,000

Deadline: 7 December


Voice - Tanzania Empowerment Accelerated

Type of project: The Voice Empowerment Accelerator grants are ‘graduation’ grants meant for rightsholder-led groups to continue and/or strengthen transformative leadership skills, to build (collective and individual) confidence and skills, forge alliances with other like-minded individuals and/or organisations to address cross-cutting obstacles, and work collectively against the exclusion of marginalised and discriminated groups.

Location: Tanzania

Eligibility: Voice in Tanzania will only accept applications from previous Voice empowerment grantees who are 100% rightsholder-led. Existing empowerment grantees can only apply with a project that will start after their current Voice-funded project ends.

Grant size: €25,000-€50,000

Deadline: 31 December



Type of project: Didymus is a small, grant-making charity with goals of encourage social inclusion, advance education, develop the arts, advance equality and diversity by creating opportunities for women and promote religious understanding.

Location: England, Wales, Africa or Central and South America

Eligibility: registered charities with work based England, Wales, Africa or Central and South America who meet one of our main goals: encourage social inclusion, advance education, develop the arts, advance equality and diversity by creating opportunities for women and promote religious understanding.

Grant size: up to £5,000

Deadline: 31 December


Ending January 2021

The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation

Type of project: The foundation supports special projects and programs of non-governmental organizations in three areas: conservation, food, and health. Examples of areas of interest within these fields follow, but are not meant to be exclusive.

Location: Low- and Lower-Middle-Income countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East

Eligibility: Non-governmental organizations (NGO), Non-profit organizations, Civil society organizations, Community-based organizations, Colleges,, universities and academic institutions are eligible for this grant.

Grant size: The average grant is approximately $20,000. Grants exceeding $30,000 are rarely awarded

Deadline: 1 January 2021


Ongoing International Funding Opportunities


Type of project: Melania is a Dutch foundation which focuses on the financial support of micro-income generating projects for low income women.

Location: low income women in certain countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Eligibility: Initiatives should be run by women led groups and organisations.

Grant size: up to €5.000


The Matthews Wrightson Charity Trust

Type of project: The Trust aims to support smaller UK registered charities in their work both in the UK and overseas. Particular regard is given to those working with young people, the disabled and the underprivileged.

Eligibility: UK registered charities, or individuals currently residing in the UK and undertaking charitable work in the UK or overseas with an income less than £250,000.

Grant size: The typical grant is for £500


The Coles Medlock Foundation

Type of project: The foundation supports international development projects, especially those working in the area of 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: Most grants are between £5,000 and £10,000


Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation

Type of project: Small grants of between £100-£1,000 are available to small charities who are temporarily struggling but otherwise viable. Particular areas of interest: Care of those suffering from disease; Caring in the community for disabled and people on the margin; End of life; Education;

Interfaith projects with a focus engendering tolerance and breaking down prejudice; Medical projects.

Location: Primarily UK, but also international

Eligibility: This fund is being managed by the Small Charities Coalition.
UK-based registered charities may apply with an income of under £1 million, When overseas, grants are made via UK-based registered charities.

Grant size: £100 to £1,000

Apply: Completed application forms must be submitted to 

The Fat Beehive Foundation

Type of project: The Fat Beehive Foundation is an independent UK registered charity that provides small grants for websites and digital products to other small UK registered charities. The aim is to help organisations carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit. Areas covered: Environmental protection or climate change mitigation, Human rights, International development, Equality and Diversity, Social justice/Refugees/Housing, Education, Art & culture, Health and wellbeing, Prisoner rehabilitation.


Eligibility: small UK registered charities with an average income of less than £1 million a year.

Grant size: up to £2500

Closing date: Rolling with grants considered during quarterly trustee meetings (April, July, October and January)


Peter Cundill Foundation

Type of project: We will mainly partner organisations that are efficiently increasing learning adjusted years of schooling (LAYS) through wider access to and/or quality of basic education. If your organisation is a geographic and sectoral fit for the Foundation, we would be happy to receive a brief synopsis (maximum 2 pages) of your work which we will add to our ‘horizon pipeline’ and evaluate as and when we have the capacity to do so. We will contact interesting looking organisations from 2021 onwards.

Location: Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Grant size:  unrestricted


The Waterloo Foundation

Covid 19 update:  We are temporarily suspending our Small Grants Programme and will NOT be accepting or reviewing applications to this programme at this time. We have also received an unprecedented number of applications to our Nutrition Main Grants Programme and have already assigned this year’s budget allocation; so sadly, cannot accept any further requests at this time.  We are still accepting Main Grant applications for our Sexual and Reproductive Health/Family Planning Programme, but please note that the timelines for reviewing these are expected to be delayed. We are very aware that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused widespread disruption to development programmes around the world, so we will not be able to make grant decisions on proposed work until we are satisfied that it can be delivered as planned. Therefore, please make sure this is addressed within any application. We would advise all our applicants to consider a start date for your work of AFTER the burden of COVID-19 has greatly reduced, and widespread COVID-19 related restrictions have been lifted.
We are hopeful that we will be able to re-open our call for applications to our Small Grants Programme and our Nutrition Main Grants Programme towards the end of 2020/start of 2021, although we are mindful of the unpredictable nature of the Covid-19 pandemic. We will keep our website updated with any changes and would suggest that anyone interested in applying to The Waterloo Foundation should check back here before starting to prepare an application.

WF accepts requests for funding under each of our Grant Programmes.  Each of our Grant Programmes has specific requirements or deadlines which you must follow if submitting an application for funding.  Please read the guidelines on the following pages before submitting a funding application: 

The Coca Cola Foundation

Type of project: Areas of focus are Empowering women: economic empowerment and entrepreneurship; Protecting the environment: access to clean water, water conservation and recycling; Enhancing communities: education, youth development and other community and civic initiatives. In addition, the Foundation supports many local community programs such as HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness programs. The Coca-Cola Foundation is also providing additional funding and grants to communities and organizations in response to Coronavirus. These grants support local organizations and vulnerable communities during these times.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Charitable donations are made to non-profit organizations and to foreign organizations that are the equivalent of U.S. charities. Charitable donations are not made to individuals, religious, political, legislative, lobbying or fraternal organizations.


Van Neste Foundation

Type of project: We will be assessing appeals on how effective they are in reaching one or all of the three areas: Social Change, Children and Young People; the Developing World. In the latter category, the Foundation expects the majority of grants to be within the UK but also want to support Charities working in the developing world where their objectives coincide with our focus on Social Change and Children and Young People.

Location: UK & the developing world


The Kitchen Table Charities Trust

Type of project: The aim is to help small charities, which are using small amounts of money to transform people’s lives. Projects we support must give direct help to the very poorest (usually children or widows) at the bottom of the ladder.

Location: Mostly Africa

Eligibility: Applicants must either be registered in the UK as a charity, or locally registered in their country of operation.

Grant size: Grants rarely exceed £6,000 per project or organisation. No part of any grant should be spent in Britain on administration - including salaries and advertising campaigns.


Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe

Type of project:  Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects provides funding for projects focusing on basic education, health care, food and nutrition, WASH, child protection and support for disadvantaged people.

Location: Zimbabwe

Eligibility: Be officially recognised as a non-profit organisation; be working for socio-economic development at the grassroots level, have been operating for more than two years in the field of the proposed project and with sound finances.

Grant size:  10,000,000 Japanese yen.


Izumi Foundation

Type of project:  The Foundation only consider Letters of Inquiry (LOI) within its current geographic focus or five health areas : Maternal & Neonatal Health, Nutrition, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Infectious Disease and Healthcare System Infrastructure. Please note, only a small handful of organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal. The time between LOI submission and a possible invitation to submit a full proposal varies between 6 to 12+ months.
Location: Africa and Latin American & the Caribbean. A full list can be seen here

Eligibility:  All organizations must be legally registered for at least one year in order to be eligible for funding. Organizations within the United States must have IRS designated tax-exempt status; Organizations and agencies outside of the United States must have legally recognized non-profit status; All organizations must be able to provide their most recent audited or reviewed financial statements as well as the amount of their overall operating budget.

Grant size: $50,000 - $100,000 over 2 years. New partners often start with a $50,000 grant over two-years. Grants rarely exceed 50% of the organization’s overall operating budget.


Open Technology Fund - Rapid Response Fund

Type of project:  The Rapid Response Fund aims to facilitate the digital emergency response community to resolve threats in a timely and comprehensive manner for individuals, communities, and organizations whose free expression has recently been repressed. To resolve digital emergencies, OTF offers both direct financial support as well as technical services from trusted partners to high-risk people and organizations, such as bloggers, cyber activists, journalists, and human rights defenders.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Any organization or person within OTF’s remit who requires urgent assistance related to a digital emergency can apply

Grant size:   Average grants are between US$5,000 and $25,000. Grants cannot exceed $50,000


The Generations Trust

Type of project: Projects which aim to provide a better quality of life for children who need it the most; those who are disabled, disadvantaged, or struggle with ill health. The Trust also supports environmental protection and conservation projects.

Location: UK & developing countries

Eligibility: Before applying, applicants are advised to contact the Trust before applying.


David & Elaine Potter Foundation

Type of project: Please note, the Foundation makes grants by strict invitation only. Potential grantees who believe their project fits their remit should email the Foundation to discuss potential eligibility. The Foundation makes grants in two focus areas: Education – including projects which improve policy, practices and techniques, sustainability and economic and social well-being; Civil Society – the focus is on projects working to improve human rights, transparency / accountability, anti-corruption and good governance. The Foundation is also interested in work that looks at the impact of drones on human rights work, investigative journalism, the rule of law, and democracy and inequality.

Location: UK and South Africa only

Eligibility: Registered charities and educational institutions may apply

Grant size: Not stated, however the Foundation recognises the benefits of unrestricted funding and will consider providing grants for general core costs.


Casey Trust

Type of project: Projects with tangible outputs which support the welfare of children up to age 18. This generally excludes more general projects such as core funding, parental or community support, publications, medical research, construction etc. The Trustees are looking for start-up projects or identifiable new initiatives within existing projects, rather than contributions to recurring events or continuing programmes

Location: The UK and overseas

Eligibility: Registered UK charities, or UK affiliates of foreign charities may apply.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


The Toy Trust

Type of project: Project supporting disadvantaged and disabled children aged under 13

Location: UK & Overseas

Grant size: Up to £5,000


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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 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 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.


Thackery Medical Research Trust

Type of project: Within the Trust’s overseas development focus areas, it will consider supporting international charitable medical supply organisations. This may include establishing sustainable supply chains for the production, distribution and use of medical equipment in areas of the world that are poorly supplied. It will also consider projects which relieve and prevent disease and sickness in under-developed countries by supporting appropriate research and manufacture of medical products.

Location: UK and developing countries.

Grant size: The Trust has an annual budget of £30,000 and aims to offer grants to more than one organisation.


Denise Coates Foundation

Type of project: Charities are invited to present proposals to the Foundation's Trustees detailing how a grant would be used and the benefits that it would deliver. The Foundation’s focus areas include: Education and Training; Disaster Recovery/Emergency Relief
Community Development; Medical Research and Development. Charities are invited to present proposals to the Foundation's Trustees detailing how a grant would be used and the benefits that it would deliver

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: UK NGOs may apply

Grant size: In the 2016-17 financial year the Foundation committed to provide £5,964,536 of grants and donations to 21 charitable entities, 19 of which totalled more than £20,000


Hebb Finn Charitable Trust  

Type of projects: The prevention or relief of poverty especially in Africa and Wales. In Africa the focus is on initiatives which have humanitarian and Christian aims, including: Projects to improve health or address health issues; Education of children and professional education and; Support for micro-businesses.
Location: Wales & Africa

Eligibility: Charities and individuals

Grant size: £1,000 - £5,000 past grantees can be seen here.


The John Lewis Foundation

Type of projects: The current focus of the Foundation is to invest in disadvantaged communities that support the John Lewis business throughout the world to acquire the relevant skills required for meaningful employment and improve social inclusion.

Location: The Foundation welcomes applications for projects with these objectives both in the UK and overseas. The project must benefit communities in which there is a John Lewis store, supplier, manufacturer, distribution hub, call centre etc.

Grant size: The Trustees will consider projects of varying amounts

Eligibility: groups and organisations that are registered with the appropriate Charity Commission or where the grant is for an exclusively charitable purpose. Funding cannot support building renovation or other capital expenditure or consumables.


The Ashworth Charitable Trust

Type of project: The Trust is a small grant-making charity created primarily to support humanitarian causes operating locally, nationally and internationally. Its underlying principals are: justice; education for all; the need to address the situation of the very poor and of those at the margins of society; that all people everywhere should be able to share the fruits of and be empowered to participate in the construction of a just, prosperous and sustainable society; and that to achieve these aims, it is necessary to build the capacity of individuals, communities and institutions.

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: UK registered charities whose turnover is under £1 million.

Grant size: Grant levels do not usually exceed £3,000


John M Archer Charitable Trust

Type of project: prevention and relief of human suffering; welfare of sick, distressed or afflicted people; alleviation of need; advancement of education; advancement of religious or missionary work; advancement of medical or scientific research and discovery; preservation of Scottish heritage and the advancement of associated cultural activities.

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: Not stated

Grant size: Maximum £5,000. Average £1,000


The C J W Trust

Type of project: The Trust focuses its grant making on: General charitable purposes; Disability; The prevention or relief of poverty; Other charitable purposes.

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: Not stated

Grant size: £14,500 worth of grants were made in 2017 between £1,000 - £5,000


The Weslyan Foundation

Location: the City and County of CARDIFF

Eligibility Local constituted community groups and registered charities with an income below £250,000 can apply

Grant size £2,000


De la Rue Charitable Trust

Type of project: Educational projects at home and abroad which promote relevant skills, international understanding and bring relief from suffering.

Location: The UK and under-developed communities where De la Rue does business.

Eligibility: an official registered charity preferably in the UK with a charity registration number.

Grant size: Approximate annual fund value is £60,000 with 10-12 charities supported in 2016/7.


The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation

Type of project: A grant making body that supports a wide range of causes, the primary areas of interest being the built environment, responsible business and enterprise, young people and education, and global sustainability. n recent years, we have awarded major and small grants in the following funding areas: Arts and Culture; Education and Young People; Conservation and Heritage; Environmental Sustainability; Community Support; Health and Hospices; Religion; Emergency relief; and Welfare of service personnel.

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: UK registered non-for-profit organizations that support grassroots community-based projects. While you may apply anytime, applications submitted one month before the small grants committee meeting will be considered at the next meeting. Please note that the Small Grants Committee will consider applications in February, May, July and October 2018.

Grant size: a maximum of £5,000. The average award is £1,500.


The Queen Anne's Gate Foundation

Type of project: Projects which ‘make potentially unproductive lives productive’. This tends to mean a bias towards educational and rehabilitative charities and those that work with underprivileged areas of society. There is a focus on the UK and Asia. In principle, there is a willingness to commit funding for three years if it enables the chosen charity or project to plan more effectively. The Foundation also supports one-off appropriate causes, as they become available.
Location: Predominately supports projects in the UK and Asia.

Grant size: Total grant funding for 2017 was £204,049

More information: 

The Gibbs Trust

Type of project: These are innovative undertakings by Methodist churches and organisations, other Christian Causes, especially of an ecumenical nature, and a wider category in the fields of the creative arts, education, social and international concern

Location: Wales and overseas

Eligibility: The Trust only makes grants to UK registered charities. It encourages applicants to be brief and to look at the list of grants made before applying.

Grant size: Grants totalling £43,250 were made to international causes in 2016/7. This figure included one £9,000 donation. The remainder were between £1,000 - £3,000.

Deadline: The pattern is for the Trustees to meet three times during the financial year: around Easter, in late summer, and after Christmas.


The Noel Buxton Trust's Penal Grants

Type of project: projects that help maintain relationships between prisoners and their families or for work that supports the contributions that volunteers make within the prison community.

Location: England, Scotland and Wales. The emphasis of giving is on areas outside London and South-east England.

Eligibility: Registered Voluntary and Community Sector organisations. These include local campaigning organisations; self-help groups; and service providers.

Grant size: one off grants of up to £3,000


The True Colours Trust Small UK Grants Programme

Type of project: local organisations and projects that work with disabled children, their siblings and their families on a daily basis. Grants are usually one-off contributions for projects or core costs rather than multi-year grants for on-going revenue costs. Trustees prefer to fund: Hydrotherapy pools; Multi-sensory rooms; Mini buses; Sibling projects; Bereavement support; Specialised play equipment / access to play and leisure; Family support / parent-led peer support.

Location: UK

Eligibility: The Trustees are unlikely to fund the following: condition specific organisations; residential play schemes; residential special schools; and free schools. Also, organisations whose annual income exceeds £300,000 are unlikely to be considered.

Grant size: up to £10,000


Ernst Kleinwort Small Grants Programme

Type of project: The Trust has 3 focus areas: 1) Charitable work in the County of Sussex; 2) Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International) and 3) Reproductive Health and Family Planning (International). Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution towards a building/refurbishment project, purchase of specialist equipment or other similar capital expenditure, or assistance with running costs.

Location: UK and overseas

Eligibility: UK registered charities

Grant size: Small Grants <£5,000 


Heading 1 - Type of funding opportunities (current/rolling?) Current International Funding Opportunities

Heading 2 - Month & Year Month YYYY of deadline / COVID-19 specific funding update

Heading 3 - Name of Grant Giver The Global Resilience Fund for Girls and Young Women

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Details of grant:
Type of project:
Type of project: Resourcing girls’ and young women’s activism through the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund is prioritizing applications from girls and young women with disabilities, girls and young women of colour, LGBTQIA2S youth, afro-descendant, indigenous and immigrant girls and young women, as well as those living in urban slum areas, rural areas, refugee camps, occupied territories and in conflict affected settings.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Registered and unregistered community organisations led by girls, young women and/or trans and intersex youth with incomes of below $50,000 per year may apply.