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.


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.

Closing date: 30 April 2019

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Feminist Review Trust

Type of project: Lesbian and transgender rights; Violence against women and girls; Disabled women and girls; Refugee women and girls

Closing date: 30 April 2019

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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.

Closing date: 1 May 2019

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AB Charitable Trust

Type of project: Hard to fund projects which champion human dignity and promote respect for vulnerable individuals. The Trust's focus areas are: migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; human rights and access to justice.

Closing date: 10 May 2019

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The Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity

Type of project: For programmes taking place in developing countries, the focus is on access to education especially for women; basic skills and tools; capacity development; health care training, disease prevention, and low-cost solutions to endemic problems (e.g. trachoma treatment, immunisation programmes); WASH; enhancing women's education, life choices, economic power, reproductive rights and safer childbirth; Microfinance projects aimed at women.

Closing date: 13 May 2019

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Chrysalis Trust

Type of project: Current focus: Relief of poverty and disability; Provision of access to shelter, education, healthcare and water.

Closing date: 15 May 2019

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Ernst Kleinwort Medium 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).

Closing date: 19 May 2019

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BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Type of project: Activities that fall within the following categories will be considered eligible for an appeal: Medical research; Hospitals/hospices; Other medical/health/sickness; Disability; Housing/homelessness; Social welfare and services; Humanitarian aid/famine, disaster relief; Human rights; Education/training; Arts/culture; Amateur sports/recreation; Environment/wildlife conservation/ heritage.

Closing date: 20 May 2019

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The Waterloo Foundation Tropical Rainforests

Type of project: Projects protecting tropical rain forest, principally through avoiding deforestation.

Closing date: 1 June 2019

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Donald Forrester Trust

Type of project: This Trust has a broad remit including the relief of poverty and the advancement of education and religion.

Closing date: 15 June 2019

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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.

Closing date: 28 June 2019

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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.

Closing date: 30 June 2019

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