International Funding Sources

There are a number of charitable trusts, governments and organizations that fund international projects.

Here are some of them:

Global Challenges 'Pump Priming' Research Fund

Type of project: Cancer & Global Health. The purpose of this call is to provide “pump-priming” funds to generate preliminary data and establish, expand and/or consolidate UK-LMIC partnerships.
Location: LMICs
Eligibility: The lead applicant must be based at a UK higher education institution or at an eligible independent research institution. Researchers based in institutions outside the UK are eligible to apply as co-applicants only. At least one LMIC-based scientist must be included as a co-applicant.
Grant size: Awards of up to £200,000 will be made for projects up to a maximum of 24 months
Closing date: 20 June
Apply: https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/crgh/cancer-research-and-global-health-initiative/ 

Global Challenges Research Fund - Established Researchers fund
Type of project: Cancer & Global Health. Researchers are invited to apply for funding for fully-developed researcher-led projects and programmes that will help us tackle the most important health research questions in cancer in LMICs.
Location: LMICs
Eligibility: This call does not require partnerships with researchers in LMICs. In contrast to the pump-priming call, this call is targeted at researchers with established research plans and data to support larger, longer-term projects, and established partnerships within the UK or with LMICs.
Closing date: 20 June
Apply: https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/crgh/cancer-research-and-global-health-initiative/ 

Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development
Type of project: Global Health. The goal is to identify novel, transformative concepts that will lead to development of universal influenza vaccines offering protection from influenza for at least three to five years
Location: Worldwide
Grant size: $250,000 up to $2 million for 2 years. Indirect costs are capped at 15% for NGOs.
Closing date: 22 June
Apply: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/ending-pandemic-threat-grand-challenge-universal-influenza-vaccine-development 

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 June 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://www.ned.org/apply-for-grant/en/ 

Unitaid
Type of project: Seeking projects to fight tuberculosis and its drug-resistant strains
Location: While the focus of Unitaid investments is in low-income countries, proposals that include middle-income countries in scope are eligible.
Eligibility: UK and southern CSOs
Grant size: Unitaid does not specify minimum or maximum grant sizes. Project timeframe is over 3 to 5 years.
Closing date: 29 June
Apply: https://unitaid.eu/call-for-proposal/seeking-projects-to-fight-tuberculosis-and-its-drug-resistant-strains/#en 

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
• Type of projects: All kinds of plant, animal and fungus species
• Grant range: 0 - $25,000
• Closing date: 30 June 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: https://www.speciesconservation.org/grants/ 

The Maypole Fund
• Type of projects: Anti-militarism, Action against the arms trade, Action against nuclear weapons and weapons systems, Creating a culture of peace and the prevention of conflict and war, Action to support disarmament policies, processes and related initiatives
• Grant range: 0 - £750
• Closing date: 30 June 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://www.maypolefund.org/the-grant/ 

Embassy of Belgium
Type of project: Peace building focusing on helping to solve acute conflicts as part of a longer term solution. Particular attention is paid to initiatives that reinforce local capacities and institutions.
Location: Cameroon
Eligibility: International or regional organisations; Belgian, foreign and international NGOs and associations, non-profit making and with a legal status; universities, higher education and other research institutions.
Grant size: Total annual fund value is EUR 5m. Projects can last no more than 36 months. Note that this funder: (1) does not support 'general functioning' core costs; (2) supports overhead costs associated with the project up to a max. of 10% and; (3) supports personnel costs up to max. of 35% of the total budget.
Closing date: Project proposals can be submitted at any time but preferably between 1st January and 30th June
Apply: http://cameroon.diplomatie.belgium.be/sites/default/files/content/directives-peace-building.pdf (opens in a pdf).


The U.S. Embassy of Juba Public Affairs Grants Programme
Type of project: programmes that promote at least one of the four thematic areas: (1) youth development; (2) diversity and tolerance; (3) peacebuilding and; (4) entrepreneurship
Location: South Sudan
Eligibility: South Sudanese not-for-profit organisations, including think tanks and CSOs, NGOs or public/private educational institutions.
Grant size: minimum of $5000 to a maximum of $20,000
Closing date: 30 June
Apply: https://ss.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/126/pas-juba-18-0011_nofo.pdf (opens in a PDF)

Eurasian Coalition on Male Health's Small Grants Programme
Type of projects: Increase the advocacy capacity of underserved subgroups of gay and bisexual men and trans people experiencing stigma based on their HIV status, gender identity and/or involvement in sex work.
Location: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, and Ukraine
Eligibility: Applicant must be either an unregistered initiative or legal organisation established by representatives of subgroups of gay and bisexual men or trans people experiencing stigma on multiple bases which is based in the country of implementation.
Grant size: Up to €10,000
Closing date: 30 June
Apply: http://ecom.ngo/en/small_grants_2018/ 

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery Challenge Fund
Type of projects: A special focus of this challenge fund will be on disaster risk financing mechanisms to support food security. However, this is not a requirement for success. The fund is seeking projects which pilot and support the development of innovative risk financing mechanisms which align global innovations with on-the-ground needs. There are 2 themes: (1) Disaster Risk Financing for Early-Action. Examples include using forecast-based mechanisms to shift the humanitarian paradigm from response after a shock to early, prohibitive measures at the first signs of an impending disaster; (2) Big data for Disaster Risk Financing. Examples include improving impact forecasting by collecting and processing data as signs of change are being detected, or as an event is unfolding.
Location: Developing countries
Eligibility: Consortiums, partnerships and collaboration on projects among different organisations are encouraged, for example members of the public, private, NGO and academic sectors may apply together.
Grant size: $100,000 up to $200,000
Closing date: 30 June
Apply: https://www.gfdrr.org/en/challenge-fund/call-for-proposals 

Fogarty International Centre
Type of project: Research funding to develop stigma reduction interventions leading to better outcomes for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS
Location: LMICs which are defined by The World Bank as low-, lower-middle- or upper-middle-income economies.
Eligibility: US or LMIC institutions, higher education institutions and other non-profit organisations. Collaborations between US and LMIC investigators are encouraged.
Closing date: Letter of Intent due 1 July. Application due 1 August
Apply: https://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/stigma-hiv-aids.aspx 

The Internet Freedom Fund
Type of project: technology-centred efforts that aim to strengthen internet freedom and promote human rights by circumventing repressive censorship and surveillance, improving related digital security capabilities, and contributing to the overall health of the internet.
Location: LMICs
Eligibility: Preference is given to organizations and individuals without a history of prior support, and who have a deep understanding of the surveillance, censorship and security issues affecting communities from the Global South living in repressive environments.
Grant size: Average grant size is between $50,000 - $200,000
Closing date: 1 July
Apply: https://www.opentech.fund/requests/internet-freedom-fund 

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 July 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East
• More info: http://cfhfoundation.grantsmanagement08.com/?page_id=6 

The Wolfson Foundation
• Type of projects: Arts and Humanities, Education, Science and Medicine, Health and Disability
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 1 July 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide, UK mainly
• More info: http://www.wolfson.org.uk/ 

VilCap Communities Africa
Type of project: Funding is available for entrepreneur support organisations (ESO’s) who work with early-stage impact enterprises addressing problems such as financial inclusion, agriculture, healthcare, environmental sustainability and others affecting those in poverty to take part in capacity building forums on September 24-28 and October 22-26 2018
Location: Across sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: You must fall into one of the following categories: Accelerator or incubator of early-stage companies; Seed stage or early-stage venture capital firm; Association or network of entrepreneurs; SME business advisory firm; University incubator; Think tank; Foundation or family office.
Grant size: Not stated
Closing date: 6 July
Apply: https://vc4a.com/village-capital/vilcap-communities-africa/ 

Hivos Regional Reproductive Health & Rights Programme
Type of project: innovative ways to address the key challenges that young people and adolescents face in accessing sexual and reproductive health rights. The three categories are: (1) Youth-led organisations have enhanced capacity to conceptualise, design and coordinate Adolescent SRHR activities in a more efficient and effective way; (2) Youth-focused and -serving organisations that significantly and meaningfully contribute to improving adolescent SRHR outcomes at national and regional level; (3) Academic and non-academic research organisations that aims to identify the key challenges and solutions in relation to young people and adolescent’s ability to access and utilize SRHR services.
Location: Southern and East Africa including; Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya. Regional Applications will also be considered.
Eligibility: Applicants should be based or able to work in one of the identified countries
Grant size: Category 1: up to $25, 000; Category 2: $25,000 min. up to $100, 000; Category 3: up to $20,000.
Note this funder covers activity-based costs, including admin costs, only.
Closing date: 13 July
Apply: https://southern-africa.hivos.org/vacancy/call-proposals-adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-and-rights-asrhr-programme 

R2HC
Type of project: improving health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises
Location: humanitarian setting. Non-humanitarian settings are accepted if findings can be applied to humanitarian settings.
Eligibility: The lead applicant may be a research organisation, a non-profit, an NGO, a UN agency, a public or government institution. It must be legally registered in the country in which it is based.
Grant size: Total fund value is £3.5m
Closing date: 17 July
Apply: http://www.elrha.org/r2hc/funding/annualfundingcall/ 

Neglected Infectious Diseases Joint Centre Partnerships
Type of project: Funding for high quality collaborative Joint Centre Partnerships focused on addressing Neglected Infectious Diseases
Location: Brazil
Eligibility: Researcher partners from Brazil must be from higher education and research organisations, public or non-profit from the State of São Paulo. The UK Investigator must be based at an organisation eligible for research council funding.
Grant size: Total fund value is £3.5m
Closing date: 19 July  
Apply: https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/uk-brazil-nid/uk-sao-paulo-brazil-nids-joint-centre-partnerships/ 

Hivos' Green and Inclusive Energy Programme
Type of project: Projects which transition the energy system to one that is green and inclusive, which meets the energy needs of women and men in their daily lives and creates economic opportunities and growth whilst mitigating climate change. Additionally, the programme aims to effect long-term changes in energy policy that result in greener and more inclusive policies.
Location: Tanzania and Kenya
Eligibility: A Kenyan or Tanzanian organisation of medium to large size with proven track record in advocacy with evidence of influencing policies and working in a multi-stakeholder approach.
Grant size: €30,000 maximum
Closing date: 20 July
Apply: https://east-africa.hivos.org/news/call-concepts-non-energy-organisations-green-and-inclusive-energy-programme 

Guernsey Overseas Aid
Type of project: those which will help to provide the basic needs of the world’s least developed countries or to help the indigenous population to provide those needs. Basic needs includes medical and health facilities, educational programmes and facilities, housing, water and sanitation provision and the means of sustaining a living, e.g. through agriculture, horticulture or through training in sustainable employment skills
Location: least developed country as classified by the UN Human Development Index
Eligibility: Charities registered with one of the Charity Commissions in the United Kingdom or one of the Crown Dependencies; Approved humanitarian agencies (e.g. UNICEF, UNHCR, etc.)
Grant size: maximum of £40,000
Closing date: 27 July (Opens 1 June).
Apply: https://www.gov.gg/overseasaid 

The Toyota Foundation Research Grants
Type of project: Exploring New Values for Society. The objective of the program is to encourage ambitious projects that seek new values for society by fundamentally exploring basic ways of thinking and methodologies on what approach we should take to address difficult issues to be faced in the future.
Location: worldwide
Eligibility: There is no limitation regarding the nationality or place of residence of the project representative or participants, or their affiliation (or lack thereof) with a university, research institute, NPO/NGO, or other organisation. Project teams of three persons or more under the age of 45 are eligible for the grant.
Grant size: up to 8 million yen for projects lasting up to 2 years beginning April 2019
Closing date: 3 August (opens 4 June).
Apply: https://www.toyotafound.or.jp/english/research/2018/ 

Unitaid
Type of project: Child health. Proposals must clearly demonstrate the use of innovative and sustainable approaches to accelerating access to better tools for integrated management of childhood fever.
Location: While the primary focus is in low-income countries, proposals that include middle-income countries are also eligible.
Eligibility: A public or private entity, institution, organization; or a consortium: a group of public and/or private entities, institutions, organizations with one entity / institution or organisation acting as the Lead Organization.
Grant size: Unitaid does not specify minimum or maximum grant sizes. They fund projects that are targeted and scoped at the minimum size required to achieve the desired market impact and public health effects.
Closing date: 17 August. (It is recommended that an 'Intention to submit a proposal' form is submitted by June 1st. These are not mandatory; however they allow the Secretariat to provide initial feedback on the fit of the suggested proposal within the intent of the call.
Apply: https://unitaid.eu/call-for-proposal/better-tools-for-integrated-management-of-childhood-fever/#en 

UN Women: The Global Award for Women's Empowerment
Type of project: The award recognises individuals, organisations, companies and member States who are doing exceptional work for women’s empowerment in their communities.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: UN Women encourages civil society, public and private institutions and individual women's empowerment champions working to make lasting change in their community, enterprise, country or region to apply. Youth are encouraged to apply.
Grant size: Each award is valued at $100,000
Closing date: 30 August
Apply: http://www.womenglobalaward.org/en 

Feminist Review Trust
Type of project: Lesbian and transgender rights; Violence against women and girls; Disabled women and girls; Refugee women and girls
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: UK and International CSOs supporting women may apply
Grant size: Maximum £15,000, although trustees are more likely to provide partial funding. It is therefore helpful if you can identify different sub-elements in your application.
Closing date: 30 September
Apply: http://www.feminist-review-trust.com/guidelines/  


SDG Partnership facility
Type of project: The focus for this round is on Food security and stimulating private sector development in developing countries through public-private partnerships (PPPs) which will impacts on the Sustainable Development Goals. Your initiative must contribute to one or more of the following goals: reducing malnutrition; promoting growth in the agricultural and fisheries sector; creating sustainable and ecologically sound food chains; creating better labour conditions and efficient working procedures; causing an increase in private investments.
Location: Developing countries.
Eligibility: companies, public institutions, NGOs or knowledge institutions may apply. Your PPP must consist of a maximum of 6 partners and include one 1 Dutch organisation, 1 local organisation, 1 NGO or knowledge institution, 1 company and 1 government organisation. A local government organisation is preferred.
Grant size: From €500,000 to € 3 million
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://english.rvo.nl/subsidies-programmes/sdg-partnership-facility-sdgp

Laederal Foundation’s Saving Lives at Birth
Type of project: Practically oriented projects helping achieve the SDG 3 and specifically aiming to reduce infant and child mortality and maternal deaths by 2030
Location: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Bangladesh, India, Nepal
Eligibility: none stated
Grant size: up to $USD 50,000. Note this funder does not cover general institutional overheads.
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://laerdalfoundation.org/about/saving-lives-at-birth/ 

Visegrad Fund
Type of project: Projects must meet one of the seven focus areas: Culture and Common Identity; Education and Capacity Building; Innovation, R&D, Entrepreneurship; Democratic Values and the Media; Public Policy and Institutional Partnership; Regional Development, Environment and Tourism; Social Development
Location: Central and Eastern Europe
Eligibility: Preference is given to groups of non-governmental and civil society organizations and municipalities and local governments; applications submitted by schools, higher education institutions, research and scientific bodies and public institutions in general will also be considered.
Grant size: Not stated, however grants can cover up to 100% of project budget with 15% for overheads.
Closing date: 1 October
Apply: https://www.visegradfund.org/apply/grants/ 

EDCTP
Type of project: Clinical research to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against poverty-related infectious diseases. This call is focused on the validation of the clinical performance and/or implementation of new or improved diagnostic tools and technologies for the detection of any of the poverty-related diseases. The proposed tools and technologies should improve the performance of diagnosis, prediction, monitoring, intervention or assessment of therapeutic response, with a significant impact on clinical decision and health outcomes.
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: Consortia comprising a minimum of three independent legal entities are eligible to apply. Two of the legal entities shall be established in two different Participating States (European Partner States) and one of the legal entities must be established in a sub-Saharan African country. All three legal entities shall be independent of each other.
Grant size: between €1 - 3 million over 24 and 48 months. 6-12 proposals are expected to be funded
Closing date: 11 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/diagnostic-tools-for-poverty-related-diseases/ 

EDCTP
Type of project: The purpose of this Call is to support actions that will facilitate the translation of research results of medical interventions into policies and practices for national health programmes and capacity development to facilitate delivery and uptake of new or improved medical interventions in African health systems.
Location: sub-Saharan African
Eligibility: At least one legal entity must be established in a Participating State or a sub-Saharan African country. Applications must include at least one legal entity in sub-Saharan African countries
Grant size: Up to €2.25m over a maximum of 60 months.
Closing date: 11 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/capacity-development-to-facilitate-delivery-and-uptake-of-new-or-improved-medical-interventions-in-african-health-systems/ 

EDCTP
Type of project: This call is focused on product development for effective prevention, treatment and management of co-infections and co-morbidities. Proposals should include one or more clinical trial(s) to be conducted in sub-Saharan Africa
Location: sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: Consortia comprising a minimum of three independent legal entities are eligible to apply. Two of the legal entities shall be established in two different Participating States: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK. One of the legal entities must be established in one of the following sub-Saharan African countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Congo (Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Grant size: between €2-4m over 30 - 60 months.
4-7 proposals are expected to be funded
Closing date: 18 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/advances-in-product-development-for-effective-prevention-treatment-and-management-of-co-infections-and-co-morbidities/ 

EDCTP
Type of project: Strategic action for overcoming drug resistance in malaria: The fund is looking to support one large-scale strategic action that is part of a bigger portfolio of clinical trials with the capacity to develop new or improved antimalarial drugs. The proposal should contribute to increased international cooperation among researchers and funders, catalyse research synergies, and leverage resources and investments.
Location: sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: Consortia comprising a minimum of three independent legal entities are eligible to apply. Two of the legal entities shall be established in two different Participating States (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK); one of the legal entities must be established in one of the following sub-Saharan African countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Congo (Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Grant size: 1 grant is expected to be made of no more than €22m. Matching funding equal to or greater than the amount requested is required.
Closing date: 30 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/strategic-action-for-overcoming-drug-resistance-in-malaria/ 

EDCTP
Type of project: This call is focused on vaccines for diarrhoeal diseases or lower respiratory tract infections
Eligibility: Consortia comprising a minimum of three independent legal entities are eligible to apply. Two of the legal entities shall be established in two different Participating States (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK); one of the legal entities must be established in one of the following sub-Saharan African countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Congo (Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Grant size: between €5-10m over 36 - 60 months. 2-4 proposals are expected to be funded.
Closing date: 30 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/vaccines-for-diarrhoeal-diseases-or-lower-respiratory-tract-infections/ 

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Type of project: to support species conservation work. The Fund provides targeted grants to such initiatives and to recognise leaders in the field and to elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. The Fund gives priority to those species facing a high threat of extinction, as well as those which are listed as Data Deficient or unlisted but are suspected as highly threatened.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Anyone directly involved in species conservation can apply to the Fund for a grant
Grant size: $25,000. Note that this funder does not contribute to the core running costs of an organisation or administrative overheads.
Closing date: 31 October
Apply: https://www.speciesconservation.org/grants/ 


OPEN ENDED GRANT SOURCES:

UBS Optimus Foundation 
Type of project: Child health, education, child protection and/or early child development 
Location: Priority countries are Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Sierra Leone,
Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, South Africa, Bangladesh, China (including Hong Kong), India,
Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Switzerland, Germany and the United Kingdom
Eligibility: Any organisation or institution is welcome to apply, including those involved in education, public health, nutrition and the reduction of violence against children. Applications involving partnerships between organisations of different disciplines, and between NGOs and universities or other research institutions are strongly encouraged. 
Apply: https://www.ubs.com/microsites/optimus-foundation/en/our-approach/grant-application.html 

Jana Robeyst Small Conservation Grants 
Type of project: the study and protection of endangered species with a specific focus on elephants 
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa 
Eligibility: early career scientists, conservationists and non-profit organisations based anywhere in the world. 
Grant size: €1,500 
Apply: http://janatrustfund.org/applicants.php 

Global Fund for Children
Type of project: innovative, locally led projects where all children and young people enjoy equal resources and opportunities in society and can live to their full potential.
Location: worldwide 
Eligibility: legally registered as a local organisation in the country where you operate with youth or child-focused programmes. Most of our new partners have budgets under $100,000
Closing date: All potential grassroots partners are required to submit a preliminary organizational profile, which may be submitted at any time during the year 
Apply: https://globalfundforchildren.org/how-to-become-a-partner/


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