Funding Updates

Funding Updates

Below is a list of funding opportunities available to organisations working in international development. This list is updated monthly.  Please check with funders directly for changes to deadlines and eligibility. 


An archive of previous updates is available here.


Scottish Government Malawi Development Programme: Funding Round 2018

Type of project: • Health • Civil Society and Governance • Education (General) • Higher Education • Sustainable Economic Development • Renewable Energy

Closing date: 26 January 2018

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EU-Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme

Type of projects: Improved economic, social and environmental performance of livestock based value chains. Improved enabling environment for sustainable and inclusive livestock based value chains

Closing date: 30 January 2018

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The Maypole Fund

Type of projects: Anti-militarism, Action against the arms trade, Action against nuclear weapons and weapons systems, Creating a culture of peace and the prevention of conflict and war, Action to support disarmament policies, processes and related initiatives

Closing date: 31 January 2018

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The Spencer Foundation

Type of projects: This program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Historically, the work we have funded through these grants has spanned, a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and they employ a wide range of research methods.

Closing date: 1 February 2018

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The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

Type of projects: Peace and Sustainable Security: Support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes. Environmental Sustainability: Support work that addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown.

Closing date: 9 February 2018

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The Start Free Challenge in collaboration with UNAIDS

Type of projects: This challenge is seeking innovations at a local level which can speed up the progress being made to reach the super-fast-track target to reduce new HIV infections in children to less than 40,000 by 2018 and 20,000 by 2020. 

Closing date: 15 February 2018

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The Architectural Heritage Fund

Type of projects: Support people, communities and organisations to take ownership, repair and adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses.

Closing date: 16 February 2018

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Transform Foundation Charity Website Grants

Funding of up to £18,000 to cover the strategy, design, build, content strategy, training, QA and launch of a new mobile optimised website, with sophisticated marketing, fundraising, appeals, social media, e-commerce and website management tools.

Closing date: 28 February 2018

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The Waterloo Foundation - Marine

Type of projects: Marine

Closing date: 1 March 2018

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Heritage Lottery Fund

Type of projects: The Heritage Grants programme is for larger heritage projects of any kind. With our help you could set up an archaeological dig, preserve a historic place of worship, help people learn long-lost traditional skills, look after rare species and habitats, and much more.

Closing date: 15 March 2018

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Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (Grant for individuals only)

Type of projects: Wildlife Conservation (Different theme for each funding round, check website)

Closing date: 31 March 2018

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NextWorldNow Community Investments

Type of projects: Community development projects

Closing date: 31 March 2018

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