How to win UK Aid Match funds: Tips for small charities

Ghanian children play table football. As part of its Soccer Aid 2012 campaign, the U.K. government matched pound for pound donations given by public. The U.K. Aid Match program aims to match British public donations to appeals made by U.K.-registered not-for-profit organizations. Photo by: Emma Donnelly / DFID / CC BY-SA

Small U.K.-based organizations oftentimes face tough competition in securing grants from the Department for International Development. But they are seeing a huge opportunity with the agency’s latest funding scheme.

That said, small organizations, particularly those with limited networks, find meeting some of the requirements of the U.K. Aid Match program a challenge.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.