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).
UK Aid Match II - 2016-2020 is the next phase of DFID’s UK Aid Match scheme and has a budget of up to £157 million. UK Aid Match is DFID’s fund to increase UK public engagement in international development, while simultaneously reducing poverty and achieving the Global Goals in priority countries through funded civil society organisations. DFID aims to provide opportunities for the UK public to have a say in how UK aid is spent by offering to match every £1 donated by the public to a UK Aid Match charity appeal. CSOs use the match funding raised in the appeals to implement projects that improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. In the first phase of the UK Aid Match 2013 - 2016, a total of 62 grants were awarded to CSOs, working in 22 countries, and 3.6 million public donations were matched. Under the next phase of the scheme, UK Aid Match II, DFID would like to see an increase in the number and diversity of CSOs accessing UK Aid Match funding, a more diversified subsection of the public being reached by the appeals and engaged in international development, and more innovative or non-challenge fund methods being explored. The next phase of the scheme will have broader country eligibility criteria, which will include countries in the bottom 50 of the Human Development Index and countries that DFID considers to be highly or moderately fragile. In January 2018, DFID selected a MannionDaniels’ led consortium as Fund Manager for the next phase of UK Aid Match. The consortium partners are Education Development Trust, Oxford Policy Management, KIT Royal Tropical Institute and The Social Change Agency.
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
UK Aid Connect is designed to create the form of civil society that DFID needs to meet its objectives and the form of civil society the future requires. By creating diverse coalitions to address complex, inter-dependent policy and practice challenges it answers a market gap widely recognised through the CSPR.
UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.
To improve maternal and newborn child health in Northern Nigeria through increased skilled birth attendance, antenatal care attendance, immunisation rates, newborns receiving low-cost, live-saving interventions, and pregnant women and children protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. This will save the lives of 60,000 children, 42,000 newborns and 2,000 pregnant women in the six programme states; and provide 6.3 million high quality MNCH services to women and children of Northern Nigeria. This contributes toward MDG 4 and 5 by reducing maternal and child mortality; improve health system coordination through health sector planning and financing and improve demand for and access to high quality health services by 2019
To improve maternal and newborn child health in Northern Nigeria through increased skilled birth attendance, antenatal care attendance, immunisation rates, newborns receiving low-cost, live-saving interventions, and pregnant women and children protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. This will save the lives of 60,000 children, 42,000 newborns and 2,000 pregnant women in the six programme states; and provide 6.3 million high quality MNCH services to women and children of Northern Nigeria. This contributes toward MDG 4 and 5 by reducing maternal and child mortality; improve health system coordination through health sector planning and financing and improve demand for and access to high quality health services by 2019.
To support the achievement of the Global Goals through funding UK-based civil society organisations to deliver projects that assist in ending extreme poverty and building a better world by 2030. The programme will also provide opportunities for the UK public to engage in international development issues and have a say in how a portion of the aid budget is spent.
To improve Local Government Public Financial Management, audit and domestic revenue generation in Rwanda. Stronger public financial management will directly support poverty reduction by increasing economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the use of public resources. Increased domestic revenue collection will reduce Rwanda's dependence on aid and will support sustainable growth.
To support the analysis of public financial management and the openness of governments in DFID priority countries about their financial transactions to help to identify financial risks and provide evidence for planning reforms. Aims to strengthen budget oversight, with a particular focus on supreme audit institutions and scrutiny on law-making, and the links with others who are part of the network of accountability. To improve budget transparency, including open budgets and open contracting as key elements of financial accountability and management as well as the fight against corruption (with a focus on open contracting in the health sector). This contributes towards delivery of SDG 16 by developing effective, accountable and transparent institutions.
To provide commonwealth veterans and their widows who worked for British Armed Forces before their countries gained independence, now living in poverty, with two meals a day through a 5 year cash transfer programme.
A global partnership for action on disability-inclusive development, led by people with disabilities. This project will strengthen the voice of Disabled People’s Organisations at regional, national and global level to advocate for changes in policies, legislations and programmes to ensure they are inclusive of people with disabilities. It will also establish and strengthen mechanisms within the United Nations to deliver on the global goals for people with disabilities, critical to achieving the promise to leave no one behind.
The project, supported by DFID’s UK Aid Match, will increase the participation and empowerment of 12,000 women in the rural economies of Ghana and the DRC in order to improve productivity, build assets and increase household income. 32,000 household members (based on an average household number of 5) will benefit from better nutrition, health and education. 50,000 people will benefit from a community-wide financial literacy campaign (across all partners). Programme areas: Ghana: Northern, Upper West and Upper East Regions, Brong Ahafo, Central Region and Greater Accra. Democratic Republic of Congo: Kinshasa Province and Sud-Ubangi (Gemena)
The project will transform access for 123,193 children – at risk of or in institutional care in Uganda and Rwanda - to services aimed at strengthening families/communities allowing them to thrive in families. Interventions include two demonstration institution closures for CWD. Models developed will help NGOs/governments/donors in the region invest in families, not orphanages. The project will pioneer full inclusion of CWD in child protection reform in Africa, ensuring no child is left behind.
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.
To improve the effectiveness of programmes and interventions in support of the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy II (EDPRS) by helping Government of Rwanda and Development Partners to address knowledge gaps. The facility will focus on core cross cutting themes that will underpin Rwanda’s equitable and inclusive growth and open governance agenda. This will result in an enhanced evidence based to inform key poverty reduction policies and programmes of the Government of Rwanda and Development Partners and it will lead to better poverty-oriented and more cost effective policies and programmes
This project will reduce the prevalence of avoidable blindness and visual impairment within the Gedeo zone and Amaro and Burji Woredas of SNNPR, Southern Ethiopia.
People living in poverty, particularly rural women, benefit from the sustainable use and management of natural resources
Saro and Defar Wolayita
The Speak out! project is addressing SRHR and GBV in Rwanda with the main goal to support 5,600 girls, community members in 9 sectors, and 14 women's rights organisations to have increased willingness, confidence and ability to report and respond to cases of violence in the Karongi, Nyanza, Gisagara, and Nyaruguru districts in Rwanda.