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The Hilden Charitable Fund

• Type of projects: Education (Developing countries), Community Development (Developing countries), Health (Developing countries), Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25 (All UK), Girls & Women (Developing Countries)
• Average grant size: £5,000
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 15 September 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/index.htm 

Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation: Literacy Fund
• Type of projects: The Literacy Fund aims to support projects aiming to improve literacy levels in young people, see stories and novels recognised as a valuable learning resource and provide opportunities for young people who may not otherwise be able to access them
• Grant range: 0 - £2,500
• Closing date: 21 September 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo DR, Congo-Brazzaville, Cote d Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
• More info: http://www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org/our-work/promoting-literacy 

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
• Type of projects: Promote civic education, Strengthen civil society organizations, promote independent media, Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, Strengthen democratic ideas and values, Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, Strengthen a broad-based market economy
• Grant range: various
• Average grant size: $50,000
• Closing date: 29 September 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://www.ned.org/apply-for-grant/en/ 

Laerdal Foundation
• Type of projects: Saving Lives at Birth, Reducing infant and child mortality, Reducing maternal deaths
• Grant range: 0 - USD 50,000
• Closing date: 1 October 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Bangladesh, India, Nepal
• More info: https://laerdalfoundation.org/about/saving-lives-at-birth/ 

Jack Kimmel International Grant Program (TREE Fund)
• Type of projects: Root and soil management, Propagation, planting and establishment, Plant health care, Risk assessment and worker safety, Urban forestry
• Grant range: 0 - $25,000
• Closing date: 1 October 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://www.treefund.org/grants/research-grants/kimmel 

MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity
• Type of projects: The 2017 Competition seeks to support innovative financial products, services or processes from organizations that will design, pilot and test new ideas, as well as those that aim to expand proven ideas into new geographies or a new customer segment in rural and agricultural areas
• Grant range: US$250,000 and US$2,500,000
• Closing date: 5 October 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.
• More info: http://www.frp.org/competitions/2017-rolling-competition 

DM Thomas Foundation’s Central Grants Programme
• Type of projects: Children and young people who are sick in hospital, Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care), Children and young people with disabilities, Employability and training programmes for disadvantaged young people
• Grant range: 0 - £30,000
• Closing date: 10 October 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: UK & Ireland
• More info: http://dmthomasfoundation.org/what-we-do/grants/dmtf-central-grants/ 

Cultural Protection Fund: Small Grants Program to Support Cultural Heritage in Conflict-affected Countries
• Type of projects: archaeological sites and monuments; collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives; historic buildings; cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, music, dance and costumes; histories of people, communities, places and events; the heritage of languages and dialects; and people’s memories and experiences (often recorded as ‘oral history’).
• Grant range: 0 - £100,00
• Closing date: 20 October 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen and UK
• More info: https://www.britishcouncil.org/arts/culture-development/cultural-protection-fund/apply/small-grants 

CISV International Peace Fund
• Type of projects: To advance education in the understanding, internationally, of children throughout the world, without distinction of race, religion or politics, so that they may grow to maturity, conscious of their responsibilities as human beings, To develop the individual child's potential for cooperation with others, To further research contributing to this work
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 31 October 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://www.cisv.org/resources/peace-fund/ 

The Fonds SUEZ Environment Initiatives
• Type of projects: Improving access to essential services for underprivileged people in developing countries: drinking water, sanitation, waste management.
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 31 October 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://www.suez-environnement.com/group/suez-environnement-initiatives-fund/works/ 

Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (Grant for individuals only)
• Type of projects: Wildlife Conservation (Different theme for each funding round, check website)
• Grant range: £500 to £1,500
• Closing date: 31 October 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide, check spreadsheet/website for specific countries
• More info: http://www.wwct.org.uk/about/grants 

Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA)
• Type of projects: Women’s participation and protection in conflict and post-conflict situations
• Grant range: 0 - SEK 30,000
• Closing date: 1 November 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: https://fba.se/en/apply-for-grants/grants-for-projects-supporting-the-implementation-of-unscr-1325/ 

European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership

• Type of projects: Targeting control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases through product-focused implementation research
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 2 November 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://www.edctp.org/call/targeting-control-elimination-nids-product-focused-implementation-research/ 

Cultural Protection Fund: Small Grants Program to Support Cultural Heritage in Conflict-affected Countries
• Type of projects: archaeological sites and monuments; collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives; historic buildings; cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, music, dance and costumes; histories of people, communities, places and events; the heritage of languages and dialects; and people’s memories and experiences (often recorded as ‘oral history’).
• Grant range: 0 - £100,00
• Closing date: 3 November 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen and UK
• More info: https://www.britishcouncil.org/arts/culture-development/cultural-protection-fund/apply/small-grants 

CPI Call for Proposals: Strengthening the Impact of Civic Activism in Mozambique

• Type of projects: Bio-diversity, climate change, extractive industry, Education, Good governance, Health, Gender integration
• Grant range: USD $75,000 – $400,000
• Closing date: 24 November 2017
• Applicant eligibility: Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Mozambique
• More info: http://www.counterpart.org/call-for-proposals-to-support-civic-activism-in-mozambique/ 

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice - International Fund
• Type of projects: Astraea’s International Fund supports groups led by LGBTQI communities working for progressive social change, addressing oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression, and advancing work for racial, economic and gender justice.
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 1 December 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: worldwide
• More info: http://www.astraeafoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant 

The Waterloo Foundation - Tropical Rainforests

• Type of projects: Tropical Rainforests
• Grant range: £50,000 - £100,000
• Closing date: 1 December 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: worldwide, UK charities prioritised
• More info: http://waterloofoundation.org.uk/EnvironmentTropicalRainforests.html 

Chrysalis Trust
• Type of projects: relieving distress, relieving sickness, social welfare
• Grant range: £1,000 - £20,000
• Average grant size: <50k
• Closing date: 15 December 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: worldwide  
• More info: http://www.chrysalis-trust.co.uk/apply.php 

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
• Type of projects: Promote civic education, Strengthen civil society organizations, promote independent media, Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, Strengthen democratic ideas and values, Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, Strengthen a broad-based market economy
• Grant range: various
• Average grant size: $50,000
• Closing date: 22 December 2017
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://www.ned.org/apply-for-grant/en/ 

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation
• Type of projects: Conservation, Food and Health
• Grant range: 0 - US$30,000
• Average grant size: $20,000
• Closing date: 1 January 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Africa
• More info: http://cfhfoundation.grantsmanagement08.com/?page_id=5 

The Wolfson Foundation

• Type of projects: Arts and Humanities, Education, Science and Medicine, Health and Disability
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 5 January 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide, UK mainly
• More info: http://www.wolfson.org.uk/ 

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
• Type of projects: Promote civic education, Strengthen civil society organizations, promote independent media, Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, Strengthen democratic ideas and values, Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, Strengthen a broad-based market economy
• Grant range: various
• Average grant size: $50,000
• Closing date: 16 March 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://www.ned.org/apply-for-grant/en/ 


OPEN ENDED GRANT SOURCES:


The Innocent Foundation

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: Your project focuses on sustainable agriculture activities (producing food whether plant or animal based, using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare), helping communities grow enough to feed and support
themselves
• Grant range: 0 - £30,000
• Applicant eligibility: UK
• Location of project activity: Countries on the global health index
• More info: http://www.innocentfoundation.org/what-we-fund/seed-funding 


Vitamin Angels

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: Healthcare, Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals.
• Grant range: unspecified/not applicable
• Country/Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
• More info: https://www.vitaminangels.org/apply 


Charles Steward Mott Foundation 

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: Civil Society Program: aims to strengthen philanthropy and the nonprofit sector as vital vehicles for increasing civic engagement and improving communities and societies.
• Average grant size: $100,000
• Grant range: $15,000 and $250,000
• Country/Countries: South Africa
More info: http://www.mott.org/work/grantseekers/ 


Empowering Young People

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: Young careers, Young people with learning disabilities, Young people facing barriers to learning and employment.
• Grant range: £100,000 – £600,000
• Country/Countries: Northern Ireland
More info: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/northern-ireland/empowering-young-people 


The Hilden Charitable Fund 

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: Education (Developing countries), Community Development (Developing countries), Health (Developing countries), Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25 (All UK)
• Grant range: unspecified
• Country/Countries: UK & Developing countries
More info: www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/index.htm 


The Cumber Family Charitable Trust 

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: farming and the countryside, youth and children's welfare, education, housing and social welfare, health and disability, Christian work
• Grant range: unspecified
• Country/Countries: worldwide
More info: www.cumberfamilycharitabletrust.org.uk/information.php 


LankellyChase Foundation

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: 1. To build evidence of what good looks like, 2. To promote systems change, 3. To make the case for change, 4. To promote structural change & 5. To promote cultural change
• Grant range: unspecified
• Country/Countries: worldwide
More info: http://lankellychase.org.uk/funding/ 


Rockefeller Foundation, Worldwide, ¤unspecified

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: Revalue ecosystems, Climate Change Resilience, Oceans & Fisheries, Transform Cities, Transportation, Universal Health Coverage, Gender Equity, Secure livelihoods, Digital Jobs Africa

Project must fit within one of the Current Initiatives, Proposal must address one or more of the funding areas, Proposed work must affect people in one or more of the geographic areas in which the Foundation works. The geographical areas are mentioned in each current initiative, Inquiries must be made online. No email or mail inquiries are entertained.

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Ford Foundation’s JustFilms Grants 

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: Artist-driven film and new media projects, and other forms of creative visual storytelling, that explore the rich diversity of the human experience. These stories inspire imaginations, disrupt stereotypes, and help transform attitudes that perpetuate injustice.
• Average grant size (if known): roughly $30,000 
• Grant range: unspecified 
• Country/Countries: Worldwide

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The Global Funds for Children, Worldwide, $25,000 and $200,000

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: Youth & Adolescents, Education-Vocational & Primary Education, HIV/AIDS, Disability, Trafficked children, Refugees, Child laborers,

Interested applicants are required to submit a preliminary letter of inquiry (LOI), which may be submitted at any time during the year. If a letter of inquiry falls within the foundation’s priorities and selection criteria, the applicant will be informed to solicit a full proposal. Full proposals are accepted by invitation only. Applicant organization must be led by individuals who live and work in the community. The foundation prioritizes organizations whose leaders were born and raised in the community.

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Image result for Abilis FoundationAbilis Foundation, worldwide, 500 to 10,000 Euros

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: Children, Human rights, Women & Gender, Livelihood

Organizations that include persons with disabilities i.e. mobility, visual, hearing or any other type of disability in their leadership are eligible to apply for the funds. Support is also given to the organisations that are run by parents of children with disabilities. Preference is give to projects with involvement and active role of persons with disabilities in developing the project and in committing their own resources to the project (including time). An organization can submit only one application per year.

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GSMA mWomen Innovation Fund, worldwide, unspecified

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: Education and Skills Training, Mobile Financial Services, Health, Women

Funding for NGOs to design and launch an economically sustainable product/service, distribution model or marketing campaign that increases women’s access to and use of mobile phones and value-added services

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The GEF Small Grants Programme, worldwide, US$0 - 50k

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: Environment and development concerns

Projects must be proposed by national CBOs and NGOs

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The ELMA Group of Foundations, worldwide, unspecified

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: education, music, economic and social development, child health, vaccines and immunization

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Pestalozzi Children's Foundation, worldwide, unspecifiedImage result for Pestalozzi Children's Foundation

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: Quality education, intercultural education, strong girls, tolerant society

The Foundation helps children to attain adequate reading, writing and counting skills. It trains teachers to cope with large classes and show them how to creatively impart knowledge to learners and motivates the children to be curious participants in the classroom and to assert their right to co-determination with self-confidence.

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Conrad Hilton Foundation, worldwide, unspecified

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: supporting older youth in foster care,ending chronic homelessness, Disaster relief and recovery,preventing substance abuse, helping children affetced by HIV & AIDS, providing safe water, blindness, Multiple sclerosis,strengthening congregations of Catholic Sisters

Does not accept unsolicited applications, they initiate and develop long-term projects and partnerships to help us deliver maximum impact.

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Screwfix Foundation, UK, up to £5k

Closing date: Open

The Screwfix Foundation is a new charity set up by Screwfix in 2013. They raise funds to support projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities specifically for those in need in the UK.

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The Waterloo Foundation, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, £50k–£100k

Closing date: Open

World Development
TWF aims to support organisations which help the economically disadvantaged build the basis of sustainable prosperity. TWF is committed to providing support to developing countries which will be used in a sustainable way with lasting impact, and which avoids promoting a culture of aid-dependency.

All grant applicants should be able to demonstrate the sustained impact of their programmes, and show how they meet the Foundation’s objectives.

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Image result for african women's development fundAfrican Women's Development Fund, all African countries, £8k–£50k

Closing date: Open

The AWDF funds local, national, sub-regional and regional organisations in Africa working towards women’s empowerment. The AWDF is an institutional capacity-building and programme development fund, which aims to help build a culture of learning and partnerships within the African women’s movement.

Type of projects the fund supports are arts, culture and sports, governance, peace and security, reproductive health and rights, HIV/AIDS, women's human rights, economic empowerment and livelihoods.

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Global Innovation Fund, developing countries, £0–£1m+

Closing date: Open

Through grants and risk capital, GIF wants to support breakthrough solutions to global development challenges. They support teams of social enterprises, for-profit firms, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and researchers across all sectors.

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Coutts Charitable Foundation, worldwide, small grants+

Closing date: Open

The Coutts Foundation supports approaches that tackle the causes and consequences of poverty, focusing on the communities where the private bank and wealth manager has a presence. Send them a letter about a new programme idea or scaling up a tried and tested method.

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