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5th Round of UK Aid Match: Applications now Open!

5th Round of UK Aid Match: Applications now Open!

Deadline: 18-Dec-20

UK Aid Match invites applications from charities working to achieve sustained poverty reduction and to achieve the Global Goals. UK Aid Match brings civil society organisations, the British public and the UK government together to collectively change the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

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The latest round of UK Aid Match is calling for proposals from British charities working towards achieving any of the Global Goals with a particular focus on:

The longer-term impacts of COVID-19;
Girls’ education;
Ending preventable deaths through tackling malnutrition or malaria.

Projects must support the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s (FCDO) wider objectives:

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Strengthen global peace, security and governance;
Strengthen resilience and response to crisis;
Promote global prosperity;
Tackle extreme poverty.
Project Activities: UK Aid Match funding must be used to fund activities that aim to reduce poverty in eligible countries. Projects must be designed to bring about measurable and lasting benefits to vulnerable and marginalised beneficiaries within the project life span and offer value for money

Eligible Projects

Planning to implement in countries listed in the bottom 50 countries in the Human Development Index (HDI) and in certain countries assessed as highly or moderately fragile.
Delivered in a maximum of two eligible countries. Please note that no project activities can be delivered in the UK.
Able to demonstrate that funding can be used for new, time-limited projects of up to three years duration, orto expand ongoing projects by up to three years. Where UK Aid Match funding is used to extend existing projects, the additional results they are expected to achieve must be clearly identified, with a clear, time-limited schedule for delivery, a distinct budget and represent clear value for money.
With a minimum 10% contribution from match sources. This should be from either the appeal or other sources.
Eligibility Criteria

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If the application is successful, the FCDO will match all eligible donations made by the UK public to organisation’s appeal over an agreed appeal period of up to three months and up to a maximum of £2 million, subject to a due diligence assessment.
Organisation Eligibility

Eligible organisations are those who are:

UK registered, UK-based non-governmental, not for profit organisation with its own UK constitution and independent board of trustees
Contributing to the Global Goals
Not in receipt of more than three ‘live’ UK Aid Match grants. A live grant is a project with more than nine months left to run from the start date of the UK Aid Match call for proposals.
Able to ensure applications comply with relevant legislation and good practice for charities in fundraising, marketing and advertising, from bodies including the Charity Commission, Information Commissioner’s Office, Fundraising Regulator (or Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel for CSOs registered in Scotland only), the Institute of Fundraising and Advertising Standards Authority. All appeals must comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice.
Registered with the Fundraising Regulator except CSOs registered in Scotland only
Submitting an application that meets the minimum requirements of the communication partnership.
It is important to note that eligible UK organisations, if successful, will be expected to fulfil all grant holder responsibilities in relation to management oversight and FCDO reporting requirements for UK Aid Match grant activity.

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When assessing where an organisation is based, the UK Aid Match team look beyond legal registration to consider:
Where the organisation is controlled from;
The level of autonomy of different offices;
Who governs the organisation, relating to the financial management of the entity;
If there are significant ongoing operations based in the UK related to grant holder oversight and management of donor funded projects.
If successful, further verification in this area will be undertaken during full due diligence. The organisation implementing the project in the country of delivery must be registered with the appropriate body/bodies in that country.
For more information, visit https://www.ukaidmatch.org/news/uk-aid-match-now-open-for-applications

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