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UK Aid Direct: A challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitments to achieving the Global Goals.

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IATI Identifier: GB-COH-04105827-AIDDIRECT

Funding Project

Department for International Development

  • UK Aid Direct Fund To provide competitive funding to UK and overseas-based small and medium-sized civil society organisations , to support them in contributing to the decline of poverty in a range of the poorest countries, working towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Department for International Development

  • UK Aid Direct Grants (UKAD)This activity (UK Aid Direct Grants (UKAD)) is a component of UK Aid Direct Fund reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Not for profit organisation' and a budget of £127,844,206. This component benefits Developing countries, unspecified, and works in the following sector(s): Multisector aid. , with the following implementing partners: Bond, MannionDaniels, MannionDaniels, Triple Line, Triple Line, Triple Line. The start date is 12-01-2012 and the end date is 31-03-2025.

Funded Projects

Anti-Slavery International

Street Child

  • Breaking the Bonds In partnership with the UK government, Street Child is launching an ambitious programme to support 3,000 Musahar girls in some of the most remote regions of Nepal to access education and employment and therefore end the cycle of debt bondage. · We will support vulnerable girls to learn basic literacy and numeracy through an accelerated learning programme. · We will provide livelihoods support in the form of training and business grants so young Musahar women are financially independent. · We will organise weekly workshops where women and girls can access counselling and support, and learn important life skills - from understanding their rights, to basic hygiene practices. Total Project Budget: £2,507,408

Anti-Slavery International

  • Breaking the poverty cycle and assisting the emancipation of communities of slave-descent in Niger The project will provide quality education to children and socio-economic support to community members across nine communities in the Tahoua region while improving the outreach and assistance capacity of the Niger anti-slavery movement in areas affected by the persistence of slavery practices; thereby reducing poverty, enabling full emancipation of marginalised communities of slave descent and creating safer, more conducive environments for people seeking to escape slavery. Direct support to vulnerable communities will be accompanied by participatory advocacy with State authorities and international organisations, to promote inclusion and end the marginalisation of slave descent communities in some of Niger’s most neglected areas. Total Project Budget: £862,500

Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance

  • Building a Compassionate Community in Bangladesh Working Towards Universal Health Coverage This project will improve access to essential, quality healthcare services for women, men, girls and boys affected by serious chronic and life-limiting conditions in Bangladesh. We will develop an innovative home-based palliative care srevice to improve the quality of life of the poorest, with a focus on women and girls, to progress towards Universal Health Coverage. It will provide a comprehensive response to the needs of people affectged by life-limiting illness addressing physical, psychosocial, legal, economic and spiritual issues. The project will reach over 2500 people and wil provide an innovative community-based service, which strengthens the health system and provides a model for adaptation throughut Bangladesh, and beyond. Total Project Budget: £250,000


  • Delivering maternal health care through mobile biometrics in urban slums in Bangladesh We have designed hardware and software for the worn, scarred fingerprints of the poorest populations that commonly defeat Western-designed biometric systems. With the help of our partners at BRAC and the University of Cambridge, we have tested Simprints with 125,000 fingerprints across Zambia, Benin, Nepal, Uganda, Kenya, and Bangladesh in both urban and rural contexts. We pitted a wide range of sensors, templates, and matching algorithms against the toughest fingerprints we could find to optimise our system in terms of power, speed, ruggedness, and affordability. Total Project Budget: £249,996

Irise International

Orbis Charitable Trust

Africa Educational Trust

  • Enhancing livelihoods resilience for 3200 poorest female headed households across Somalia This project aims to support 3200 of the most vulnerable Somali households out of extreme poverty and dependence on external aid, by giving them the skills and assets they need to establish themselves in work or business. By working with community leaders and building on local traditions of social support, the project aims also to address issues of protection and assistance for female headed households in particular. Total Project Budget: £934,915


  • Enhancing Women and Youth's Role in Peacebuilding in Yemen This project will support communities in Yemen to become more stable and resilient to shocks, creating conditions for long-term development and poverty-reduction. Women’s and/or Youth Action Groups in four locations will work with their communities to identify, prioritise and respond to local conflict and security issues. Joint work with local councils will ensure communities’ needs are heard by local government. They will also form productive links with CSOs and NGOs across conflict divides to enable shared learning for collective problem-solving action and build CSO capacity. Inclusive local action will help communities manage conflict shocks and drivers, address immediate needs, promote mutual respect and contribute to peacebuilding. Total Project Budget: £1,058,323




Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation Malawi

  • Improving access to Quality Comprehensive Clinical and Psycho-social Care for Adolescents Living with HIV in Malawi Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation Malawi has been working on providing comprehensive clinical and psychosocial support to Adolescents Living with HIV (ALHIV). In the year, the foundation managed to reach a total of 4643 teens through teen clubs and the teen support line, SRH, Family planning and teacher trainings but also through the antenatal clinics and guardian sessions that were provided in the year. Overal, the project is registering behavioral change among adolescents in Teen Club and improved adherence for both teen club teens and teen mothers attending antenatal clinics. Guardians attending teen club guardian sessions are also reporting of their new cooking skills for nutritious meals learned during cooking demonstrations. Through the Teen Support line, adolescents are being assisted in handling stressful situations related to their status including disclosing to friends and /partners. Total Project Budget: £298,785

Mifumi UK

United Purpose

Welbodi Partnership

Health Poverty Action

  • Improving maternal, new born and child health in pastoralist communities of Mandera County, Kenya The project will reduce maternal and under-five child mortality in support of MDG 5 and 4 among vulnerable Somali pastoralists in Mandera by intervening during pregnancy, childbirth and after birth. It will do this by strengthening maternal, newborn and child health service delivery at the health facility, encouraging dialogue among community members and religious leaders to address socio-cultural barriers to maternal, newborn and child health service uptake, and supporting Community-Based Reproductive Health Agents to implement community maternal, newborn and child health education and interventions. Total Project Budget: £1,164,719


Y Care International

Learning for Life

Joshua Orphan and Community Care

Family Aids Caring Trust

Health Poverty Action

Concordis International

  • Promoting peaceful and safe seasonal migrations in Ouham-Pendé, Central African Republic Societal divisions following the 2012 coup and violence between Ex Seleka and Anti Balaka groups heightened historic tensions between nomadic pastoralists and settled farmers. Ouham Pendé is a crossroads for migration and trade, but violence restricted transhumance, eroding livelihoods and contributing to wider insecurity, driving irregular migration. The project will establish: Conflict management mechanisms to resolve local tensions before they escalate to violence; Peace committees to facilitate safe seasonal transhumance, identifying peace dividends of mutual trade and livelihood-promotion; Workshops to promote access to services and livelihoods, and to address root causes of conflict, both over transhumance and more widely. Total Project Budget: £1,070,250



Disability and Development Partners


Concern Worldwide (UK)


Karuna Mission Social Solidarity

  • Scaling up Nutrition for Maternal & Child Health in Myanmar (SUN-->MACH) Scaling up Nutrition for Maternal and Chihld Helath (SUN-->MACH) Program has been implementing in 100 villages of 5 State and Rergion in Myanmar by Karuna MIssion Social Solidarity - KMSS starting from March 2018. SUN --> MACH project will aim to ensure good nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life – starting from a mother’s pregnancy to her child’s second birthday. SUN --> MACH has two primary targets – Mothers and SBAs. First, mothers are the caregivers involved in child feeding and nutrition, are able to influence the diet of all HH members, especially children under 2 years of age during the critical first 1,000 days. Second, community-based SBAs are closest and accessible health service providers to most of the women in remote areas. Improving skills and capacities of SBAs will help improve, family and community practice, and service delivery systems. Our strategy for these 2 primary targets is given below 1. Mother Care Groups: SUN --> MACH will mobilize mothers into “Mother Care Groups” (MCG), which could serve as a platform for women leaders in communities to deliver key nutrition messages. MCGs meet regularly to promote gender-equitable nutrition, hygiene, and sanitation practices. The messages would focus on (i) Women’s nutrition, specifically perceptions, and practices concerning nutrition in pregnancy and during lactation; and (ii) Beliefs, practices, and barriers that influence infant and young child feeding (IYCF). The MCGs will be used to promote growing diversified foods through home gardening; integrate practical activities which promote optimally IYCF practices using locally available and affordable nutritious foods; and train caregivers in food processing, preparation (cooking demonstrations), preservation and safe storage techniques. The project will contribute to nutritional status by promoting through MCGs - early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding, counseling and support for the feeding of low-birth-weight infants, feeding of adequate and safe complementary foods while breastfeeding, and management of children with acute malnutrition. The project will, in turn, integrate key messages from WASH, as poor hygiene practices and diarrheal disease are significant contributors to malnutrition. 2. SBA: Many of our target areas are remote, and women respondents of our study have indicated that difficult to access health facilities as one of the reasons for poor health-seeking behavior. To partially address this gap of health services accessibility, SUN --> MACH will collaborate with the respective Department of Public Health (DoPH) for training and upgrading the knowledge of and skill of existing SBAs and new SBAs. SBAs will be provided safe delivery kits. Referral mechanism will be developed by project staff, SBA and MCG for referring to health facility case of obstetric emergency and difficult pregnancy. SBAs will organize immunization campaigns together with basic health staff. And the awareness session on safe motherhood and safe delivery and nutrition will also be organized. Total Project Budget: £1,572,012

Raleigh International

  • Social Accountability through Youth (SAY) in Tanzania’s Dodoma, Iringa and Morogoro regions Delivery against SAY’s 4 key Outputs will improve integrity, impact and VfM of £30m+ project investments in basic services among a direct target population of 528,500). Supporting SDG 16, SAY will leave a legacy of empowered young women and men and PWDs able to hold actors to account for basic services. Uninformed, and underrepresented in formal structures, rural young women and men and PWDs feel unable to affect local change. SAY seeks to inspire, mobilise and empower them to lead CIB implementation in their communities as CMs and YCCs. Recruited through participatory processes which engage communities and target groups at risk of exclusion, 35 YCCs will undertake GESI-sensitive baseline and formative research actions ensuring SAY approaches are gender and disability-appropriate with 358 CMs recruited through community engagement events. As YCCs, young women will engage community leaders on self-sustaining, autonomous monitoring. To develop CMs and YCCs confidence to speak up, women’s groups and youth peer groups will be established to provide support as CMs engage communities and leadership in monitoring of projects of a cumulative investment value of £30M+. These actions will achieve Output 1. Communities are unaware of how to hold implementing actors / authorities to account. Working in pairs, CMs will lead community-level monitoring, uploading findings to DevCheck and engaging with community leaders, local contractors, and peer YCCs in JWGs; a collaborative forum during which issues and solutions are agreed with implementing actors. Through regular community events, effective monitors and others will be publicly recognised; JWGs will inform communities of fixes highlighted by feedback. Thus, JWGs are enabling communities to hold implementers to account. Findings and fixes are published online through DevCheck, reinforcing transparency. Young women and men and PWDs will lead activities as SCCs with the Communications Manager to campaign for uptake of CIB in and beyond the 179 target communities. Learning from implementation will feed GESI-sensitive campaign messaging. Radio broadcasts, print and online media will combine with social media presence and calls to action. A CIB toolkit will be developed, published and promoted through the media and events campaign supporting communities across 3 regions and beyond to take up CIB. Cumulatively, actions described in the two paragraphs above achieve SAY Outputs 2 and 3. Regional authorities’ strategies do not include steps to address social accountability gaps. SAY will engage 3 RASs and 8 district authorities through joint monitoring, meetings and learning dissemination, positioning CIB as a cost-efficient means of empowering the most marginalised and maximising projects’ impact and VfM. SAY aims to achieve signed agreements with RASs for ‘top-down’ CIB reinforcement in future projects. SAY will also ensure other agencies take part in the strategy to support their future CIB take up (Output 4). Total Project Budget: £1,415,572

ActionAid Rwanda

Mannion Danniels

  • UK Aid Direct: A challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitments to achieving the Global Goals. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), UK Aid Direct was established in 2014 as a successor to the Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF), which was created in 2010. UK Aid Direct is a challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitments to achieving the Global Goals. The aim of UK Aid Direct is to fund small- and medium-sized national and international civil society organisations (CSOs) to reduce poverty and work towards achieving the Global Goals. Specifically, UK Aid Direct funding reaches the most marginalised and vulnerable populations, supporting the DFID agenda to ‘leave no one behind’. This agenda can be achieved through funding projects that encompass service delivery, economic empowerment, strengthening accountability or generating social change. As a flexible fund, UK Aid Direct is designed to be an adaptive and demand-led fund that responds to DFID priorities of:\n\n- Strengthening global peace, security and governance\n\n- Strengthening resilience and response to crisis\n\n- Promoting global prosperity\n\n- Tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable\n\n- Delivering value for money Total Project Budget: £321,453,915

Disability and Development Partners

  • Women-led Disability Inclusive Livelihoods, Nepal The project will support the establishment of accessible livelihood activities for 624 PWDs (emphasizing women, who are often most deprived), in an effort to reduce poverty and improve household health and education outcomes. Total Project Budget: £248,636