International Funding Sources

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

Here are some of them:

KR Foundation 

Type of project: The Foundation focuses on addressing the root causes of climate change and has two programme focus areas: 'Sustainable Behaviour Catalysts for Change' and 'Sustainable Finance - keeping fossil fuels in the ground'. Within sustainable behaviour, they support projects which support a transition away from high-impact lifestyles towards ways of living that are sustainable and offer high levels of wellbeing. The Foundation prioritises proposals that can rapidly scale up both the ambition level and impact of work towards sustainable behaviour. Proposals are invited within the following areas: 1) Initiating transformational communications; 2) Promoting policy acceptance for transformational change; and 3) Creating social norms for sustainable behaviour.
Under 'Sustainable Finance', the Foundation's focus is on supporting interventions that aim to shift financial incentives such as investments, subsidies, taxes, regulation, etc., away from fossil fuel production and consumption. Activities could be related to: stranded assets and un-burnable fossil fuel reserves; financial incentives to keep fossil fuels in the ground; strategic communication around the need for keeping fossil fuels in the ground; the role of private investors in reducing funding for fossil fuel companies; international agreements on phasing out fossil fuel subsidies in G20 and other fora; the role of fossil fuel subsidies in trade agreements; the role of public finance that directly or indirectly supports fossil fuel production and consumption.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: The Foundation funds registered organisations with not-for-profit status. It does not fund local and community-based activities unless they are truly scalable and have a clear international perspective. Proposals focusing on local development activities will not be considered.
Grant size: Grants typically range from DKK 2m to DKK 5m with a duration of up to approximately 3 years.
Closing date: 22 December. Please also note that KR Foundation will be closed from 22 December 2018 to 2 January 2019 inclusive. Potential applicants are therefore advised to submit the project summary well before 22 December.
Apply: http://krfnd.org/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply/ 

The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund
Type of project: Wildlife conservation. The Fund provides financial resources to early career scientists/conservationists and non-profit organizations to carry out vital field conservation and research work in Africa. Priority will be given to projects related to the conservation of forest elephants. Education projects will also be considered as will travel to conferences or equipment purchase.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Individuals or organizations based anywhere in the world.
Grant size: Up to €1,500
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: http://janatrustfund.org/Application%20conditions.pdf 

Voice Philippines Sudden Opportunities Grant
Type of project: Collective action aimed at preventing the unanticipated closure of civic space, or the widening of civic space, where there is a time-bound opportunity to influence policy on criminalisation, marginalisation, discrimination, and/or exclusion. These unexpected moments have to greatly impact at least one or more of Voice the target groups who need to be involved in the collective action being proposed. These groups are: Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities; Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly and Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people; People living with disabilities; Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence.
Location: Philippines
Eligibility: The applicant (and all co-applicants, if the application is made in consortium) is an organisation which has core values similar to the objectives of Voice, including the equal treatment and equal rights of every human being, particularly regardless of gender identity, race, colour of skin, nationality or ethnicity, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, social class and age. The applicant or the lead party is a legally registered not-for- profit civil society or community-based organisation with an operational bank account in the applicant’s name.
Grant size: We accept proposals spanning 6 months to a maximum of 1 year, ranging from €5,000 to €200,000.
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: https://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/philippines-sudden-opportunity-grants-v-1879-ph-so/ 

Voice Sudden Opportunity Grants - Laos
Type of projects: Projects which address specific, unanticipated opportunities to influence policy in Laos, especially those that could have a ripple effect or that can impact one or more of Voice target groups: Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities; Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly; Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people; People living with disabilities; Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence). It is an opportunity for strategic advocacy, coordination of CSOs and/collective action that can lead to change in legal decision, policy/laws, a shift in public attitudes and practices to challenge discrimination, promote equal access and opportunities, enhance social well-being, and/or encourage social development.
Location: Laos
Eligibility: For most National call for proposals, the lead applicant must be a locally registered organisation which is fully independent from a Global North-based headquarters. International organisations can apply as a co-applicant.
Grant size: €5,000 to €200,000 for an intervention that will last between 6 and 12 months.
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: https://voice.global/call-for-proposal/laos-sudden-opportunity-grant-v-1874-la-so/ 

Voice Sudden Opportunity Grants - Indonesia
Type of projects: Has there been an unanticipated closure or widening of civic space at national level? Is there a time-bound opportunity to influence policy on criminalisation, marginalisation, discrimination, and/or exclusion? Do these events directly impact one or more Voice target groups? Are you proposing to act in a collective fashion? If you answered yes to the questions above, apply for a Sudden Opportunity Grant.
Location: Indonesia
Eligibility: For most National call for proposals, the lead applicant must be a locally registered organisation which is fully independent from a Global North-based headquarters. International organisations can apply as a co-applicant.
Grant size: €5,000 to €200,000 for an intervention that will last between 6 and 12 months.
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: https://voice.global/call-for-proposal/indonesia-sudden-opportunity-grants-v-1862-id/ 

Voice Sudden Opportunity Grants - Tanzania
Type of projects: Do you work in blogging, online radio/TV, social media, subscribers of online content and online content hosts or operating Internet cafes? Are you concerned about the new laws that have disabling and restrictive provisions that directly impacts the ability of citizens to exercise their freedom of expression in Tanzania? Is there a national opportunity for strategic advocacy or litigation, offline protests, or coordination of collective action that can lead to change in legal decision, policy/laws, a shift in public attitudes and practices? If you answer yes to the questions above, apply for a Sudden Opportunity Grant to promote the right to freedom of expression and fight cultures of self-censorship.
Location: Tanzania
Eligibility: For most National call for proposals, the lead applicant must be a locally registered organisation which is fully independent from a Global North-based headquarters. International organisations can apply as a co-applicant.
Grant size: €5,000 to €200,000 for an intervention that will last between 6 and 12 months.
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: https://voice.global/call-for-proposal/mtandao-huru-tanzania-sudden-opportunity-grants-v-1890-tz-so/ 

Voice Sudden Opportunity Grants - Philippines
Type of projects: Is there a time-bound opportunity to influence policy on criminalisation, marginalisation, discrimination, and/or exclusion? Is there a consensus among a consortium/ civil society network for a strategic action? If you answered yes to the questions above, apply for a Sudden Opportunity Grant.
Location: Philippines
Eligibility: For most National call for proposals, the lead applicant must be a locally registered organisation which is fully independent from a Global North-based headquarters. International organisations can apply as a co-applicant.
Grant size: €5,000 to €200,000 for an intervention that will last between 6 and 12 months.
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: https://voice.global/call-for-proposal/philippines-sudden-opportunity-grants-v-1879-ph-so/ 

US Embassy in Benin Special Self-Help Fund
Type of project: Self-sustaining projects that significantly impact communities by addressing critical health, social, and development concerns. Past grants have contributed to agricultural modernisation, economic development, combatting early marriages and gender-based violence, improved sanitation, women’s empowerment, improved learning conditions, and greater access to clean water, health services, and education.
Location: Benin
Eligibility: Beninese community groups
Grant size: Each year, Embassy Cotonou supports approximately six to ten projects with small grants, typically under $5,000.
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: https://bj.usembassy.gov/education-culture/apply-grant-us-embassy-cotonou/notice-funding-opportunity/ 

US Embassy in Benin Public Affairs Section Small Grants Program
Type of project: Build capacity of journalists on methods and resources for identifying fake news in print, social media, and online, including altered or manipulated images and videos. - Increase media literacy of Benin’s population about how to distinguish between facts and misinformation, rumours, and/or opinions shared on social media, traditional press, or online. - Raise awareness about the dangers of creating and sharing fake news and encourage the suppression of rumours, fake news, while advocating for ethical behaviour online.
Location: Benin
Eligibility: Eligibility is open to all individuals; all non-profit, non-governmental organizations whose work directly impacts Beninese populations. Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. For profit entities are not eligible to be the prime recipient of an award.
Grant size: Not stated. 1 to 7 grants are expected to be given over a 12 month period.
Closing date: 31 December
Apply: https://bj.usembassy.gov/education-culture/apply-grant-us-embassy-cotonou/notice-funding-opportunity/ 

The Finnish Government’s International Gender Equality Prize
Type of project: The prize can go to a person or organisation working to promote gender equality in an internationally significant way. It aims to advance equality on the international stage by raising discussion about equality and highlighting important related themes, such as violence against women.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Self-nominations will not be accepted.
Prize: EUR 300,000.
Closing date: 31st December
Apply: https://genderequalityprize.fi/en/nominate-a-candidate-for-the-2019-international-gender-equality-prize 

WWF Small Grants Programme
Type of project: Major themes for the Small Grants Program are: Biodiversity Conservation, Climate change adaptation, Market based livelihood opportunities, Gender equality and social inclusion, Governance, Communications and Outreach, and Monitoring and Evaluation.
Location: Nepal
Eligibility: NGOs, academic and research institutions, community-based organizations, private sector organizations, consulting firms, individuals, and media houses. International organizations can partner with Nepalese organizations in the applications, but proposals must be submitted by Nepalese organizations as the lead partner.
Grant size: $10,000 - $50,000 for a single project.
Closing date: 1 January
Apply: http://www.wwfnepal.org/opportunities/ 

Commonwealth Foundation
Type of projects: We are interested in supporting innovative projects that strengthen civic voice so that it is more effective in holding governance institutions to account, enhances involvement in policy processes and shapes public discourse.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Registered non-for-profit Civil Society Organisations may apply. The applicant’s average of total income over the last two years must be less than £3m.
Grant size: The Foundation offers grants of up to £50,000 per year for a maximum of £200,000 over four years.
Closing date: 7 January
Apply: https://commonwealthfoundation.com/grants/ 

Wellcome Trust’s Public Engagement Fund
Type of project: Creative approaches in engaging the public with health research. Your project should do at least one of the following: 1) empower people to access, use, respond to, and/or participate in health research and innovation; 2) improve health research by making it more people-centred, to better understand people’s experiences and draw on that knowledge; 3) help people to value and think critically about science, health research, innovation and the role these play in society. We’re especially interested in work which promotes diversity and inclusion and engages people and communities who are affected by social and economic disadvantage.
Location: UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific.
Eligibility: You don’t need funding from another organisation to be eligible, but it may make your proposal more competitive.
Grant size: Most proposals received are for £25,000 to £100,000. Requests under £250,000 should meet the stated deadline. Requests over £250,000 should first send an EOI to pef@wellcome.ac.uk 
Closing date: 11 January
Apply: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/public-engagement-fund 

World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator
Type of project: Does you have the potential to solve hunger? Apply to the Innovation Accelerator of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for mentorship, financial support and access to WFP operations, partners and technical experts.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Your start-up, company or NGO must be incorporated at the time of application. It can be for-profit or not-for-profit. Your innovation must at least be at the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage. Proof of concept is preferred. Your proposal must show how working with WFP will serve your long-term strategy.
Grant size: up to 100,000 USD
Closing date: 14 January
Apply: https://innovation.wfp.org/apply 

Wellcome Trust Multi-User Equipment Grants
Type of project: These grants provide support for multi-user items of equipment.
Applications need to show how the equipment will directly benefit your research and that of others; the evidence of need for the equipment; whether similar equipment may be available locally/nationally; pilot data showing the suitability of the equipment; management and sustainability plans; expertise in operating the equipment and; the added value for Wellcome Trust-funded research.
Location: UK, Low- or middle-income countries
Eligibility: You can apply for a grant if you, and any co-applicants, have an academic or research post and a track record in getting grant funding. Any co-applicants who don’t have salary support for the duration of the grant are eligible to apply if they have at least one year’s personal salary support at the proposed start date of the grant.
Grant size: £100,000 to £1 million for up to 5 years. Your host organisation should contribute at least 25% towards the cost of the equipment. Contributions can include support in-kind as well as money, such as the provision of a key support post.
Closing date: 15 January
Apply: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/multi-user-equipment-grants 

WISE Awards
Types of project: The 2019 WISE Awards will identify, celebrate, and promote innovative projects effective in finding solutions to education challenges, including access to quality education, life-long learning opportunities, early childhood education, employment, civic education and education in emergency contexts. The ideal project would be an ongoing, innovative and impactful initiative.
Location: Projects from any part of the world can apply or be nominated.
Eligibility: Ongoing/existing education projects run by any type of organization such as colleges, universities, academic networks, school consortia, civil society and community organizations, governments, international agencies and private-sector companies working in the field of education are invited to apply or nominate.
Prize: US$20,000
Closing date: 15 January
Apply: http://www.wise-qatar.org/wise-awards 

The German Embassy Lusaka
Type of project: Projects which contributes to poverty alleviation and improvement of living standards and basic needs of the poorest social classes, especially in rural areas. Examples of projects include bore holes, garden projects, shelters for vulnerable children, construction/renovation of school classrooms, income-generating articles (sewing machines, tools/machines for a joinery or a locksmith's trade) etc.
Location: Zambia
Eligibility: The project must be independent and not related to any other current project related to German-Zambian Bilateral Cooperation. Applicants are mainly community groups/organisations. Semi-financing of projects, e.g. by several donors, is not permitted.
Grant size: EUR 8.500,00 (currently around ZMK 60,000,000) per project.
Deadline: 15 January
Apply: https://lusaka.diplo.de/zm-en/themen/weitere-themen/-/2073334 

Global Giving Accelerator Programme
Type of project: The platform is accepting applications for the March 2019 Global Giving Accelerator. Graduates of the Accelerator will become full Global Giving partners with benefits such as professional and personalised fundraising pages; extra funding in matching offers and bonus prizes and access to corporate partnerships.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Please see here for the paperwork you must submit with your application:
Deadline: 1 February
Apply: https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/pe/application/start.html 

Danida Fellowship Centre
Type of projects: Grants are available for development research activities designed to further the SDGs, focusing on the following five themes: Sustainable economic development; Gender equality and development; Humanitarian assistance and development; Climate change resilience; State building and governance. The overall objective is to contribute to new solutions with new knowledge and new approaches, and to increase countries’ capacity for creating and applying new knowledge themselves. Research should generate new knowledge relevant to the needs and strategies of partner countries, to Denmark’s cooperation with these countries as well as including substantive elements of research capacity strengthening.
Location: The research must be implemented in a Danida priority country. These are currently Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Palestine, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Eligibility: Applications can only be submitted by universities or by a research-based institution (public and private, nationally registered institutions) in Denmark, Ghana, or Tanzania, which will be responsible for the grant. The project coordinator must be attached to the applying institution.
Grant size: a maximum grant of DKK 12 million is for each project (c. £1.4m) over a maximum of five years.
Closing date: 1 February
Apply: https://dfcentre.com/call-for-applications-test/ 

Heineken Africa Foundation
Type of project: Projects which directly improve the health situation for needy communities, specifically focusing on Mother & Child care and/or water, sanitation and hygiene in countries in which Heineken is operating.
Location: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Burundi, South Africa, the DRC.
Eligibility: Project proposals can only be submitted by the local Heineken operating companies in close collaboration with an NGO, government organisation, overseas development ministries or international organizations.
Grant size: Maximum funding is EUR 75,000 per year for up to 3-years
Closing date: 1 February
Apply: https://africafoundation.heineken.com/our-approach/ 

Positive Action Challenges
Type of project: Our challenge prizes are narrowly focused competitions seeking to identify innovative solutions to specific but common problems in HIV care. The Challenge is looking to fund one or more evidence-based interventions that demonstrate how social protection supports HIV testing, treatment and care for children.
Location: Low and middle-income countries.
Prize: $5,000 USD for up to 10 recipients.
Closing date: 5 February
Apply: https://www.positiveactionchallenges.com/challenges/reaching-all-children.html 

Joint Global Health Trials scheme
Type of project: DFID, the UK Medical Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research and Wellcome announce a call for proposals to fund research addressing any major health related problem affecting vulnerable populations in low and middle-income countries. Research into chronic non-communicable diseases, including mental health, and reproductive, maternal and new born health are particularly welcomed.
Location: Low- and Middle-Income countries.
Eligibility: Applications are encouraged with principal investigators from these countries. Applications must engage with the potential users of research for future implementation and impact for policy. Stakeholders, such as policy makers, should be engaged throughout the research process to ensure trial results are implementable, scalable and in line with policy needs.
Grant size: £20m total fund
Closing date: 5 February
Apply: https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/jght-9/joint-global-health-trials-scheme-call-9-development-grants/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery 

Grand Challenges Options for Pregnancy Termination (OPTions) Fund
Type of project: Innovations that improve women’s and girls’ access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries where there are one or more legal grounds to support it. The focus of this call is to support the development and testing of: 1) new approaches to increasing early access to existing abortion products and services, and 2) new methods of pregnancy termination.
Location: Low- and Middle-Income countries
Eligibility: Eligible institutions include social enterprises, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and for-profit companies that are formed and legally incorporated and that are capable of receiving and administering grant funding. Sole proprietorships are not eligible for funding. United Nations country offices are not eligible to apply.
Grant size: Seed grants of up to CAD $250,000 for 18 to 24 months
Closing date: 12 February at 3:00 pm (ET) North America Eastern Time Zone.
Apply: https://www.grandchallenges.ca/programs/optionsinitiative/ 

Blue Action Fund
Type of project: Marine and Costal conservation by safeguarding marine biodiversity; creating new protected areas and improving the management of existing ones, as well as the sustainable use of marine biodiversity in fisheries, aquaculture and tourism.
Location: South East Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam. In transboundary projects, project components can also be carried out in Malaysia or Thailand.
Eligibility: national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that; are willing to cooperate with local partners; have sufficient implementing capacity, necessary safeguards, especially with regard to Environmental and Social Safeguard Requirements; have an annual budget at least twice the size of the proposed budget; are willing to fund at least 25% of the total project costs through their own resources and via co-financing from other public donors.
Grant size: EUR 1-3 million over 3-5 years. The Fund expects to award four to six grants from this call with a total value of up to EUR 12 million.
Deadline: 14 February
Apply: https://www.blueactionfund.org/call-for-proposals/ 

The Embassy of the Netherlands’ Human Rights Fund
Type of project: The Human Rights fund aims to help to promote good governance and protect human rights. It will prioritise projects that introduce innovative approaches and involve youth. To be eligible activities must relate to one or more of the following themes: freedom from torture and inhumane treatment; LGBT rights; women's participation in politics and public decision-making processes and institutions.
Location: Lebanon
Eligibility: Only national non-governmental and non-profit organisations can apply. Consortiums are allowed. Charitable and commercial activities are not eligible. Research studies, academic courses, workshops/training abroad and equipment are not funded.
Grant size: €150,000. For budgets above €250,000, the applying organisation should be competent and capable of reporting using the IATI system.
Deadline: 15 February
Apply: https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/countries/lebanon/and-the-netherlands/call-for-proposals 

The Embassy of the Netherlands’ Democracy Fund
Type of Project: Activities must relate to one or more of the following themes: accountability and transparency (i.e. monitoring reforms; fighting corruption) or enhancing citizenship. Preference is given to activities involving youth of different sectarian backgrounds.
Location: Lebanon
Eligibility: National and international non-governmental and non-profit organisations with offices in Lebanon can apply. Consortiums are allowed. Charitable and commercial activities are not eligible.
Grant size: Minimum indicative budget of €600.000 for a 2-year project and €800.000 for a 3-year project. Co-funded programmes are welcome.
Deadline: 15 February  
Apply: https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/countries/lebanon/and-the-netherlands/call-for-proposals 

Green Hall Foundation
Type of project: Those which sustainably improve lives among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged, particularly in the UK. Overseas projects are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK. Preference is given to appeals where the Foundation can meet a significant proportion of the funding required and where permanent equipment or building is required, as opposed to funding salaries or the charity running costs.
Location: UK & overseas
Eligibility: UK registered charities
Grant size:
Deadline: Calls for proposals opens 1 March at 9am UK time and closes when 100 applications have been received.
Apply: £1,000 to £10,000 

Palliative Care Development in Africa: Small Grants Programme
Type of project: hospices and palliative care providers across Africa which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services for people of all ages. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, with a duration of one year. Priority is given to:
• Training courses for palliative care service providers held in Africa;
• Equipment for patients (e.g. beds, wheelchairs).
• Projects supporting paediatric palliative care services. This could include purchasing toys, integrating paediatric services into an existing programme, developing materials for advocacy, etc.).
• Medicines.
• Capital improvement costs such as refurbishing buildings to improve the patient experience, buying furniture, etc.
• Developing small palliative care projects i.e. integrating palliative care components in existing health care services, adapting palliative care models, quality improvement activities e.g. Palliative Care standards, developing materials, etc.
• helping health care providers to establish new palliative care projects where none currently exist.
Increasing access to palliative care in rural areas.
Location: Africa
Eligibility: Only registered hospices and/or palliative care providers in any setting of care can apply. All work supported by this programme must adhere to the WHO definition of palliative care.
Grant size: The size of grants ranges from £500- £5,000.
Closing date: 1 March
Apply: https://www.africanpalliativecare.org/articles/palliative-care-development-in-africa-small-grants-programme/# 

US Embassy in Burkina Faso Self-Help Program
Type of project: community groups carrying out small development projects. The projects must be initiated by and benefit the community by increasing income or improving living conditions. If the project is designed to generate income, it must be truly community-based and not a for-profit enterprise or sole proprietorship. Proposals can be made in collaboration with local development agencies or local or international NGOs active in the region.
Location: Burkina Faso
Eligibility: Applicants must be made by local citizens representing local community organisations or NGOs. The Self-Help Program cannot fund political, religious, military, or recreational activities. Funds cannot be used for administrative costs, transportation, training, scholarships, consumable items, vehicles, or to finance repairs. Funds are not provided to government agencies.
Grant size: The maximum grant is $10,000 over 1 year.
Closing date: 31 March
Apply: https://bf.usembassy.gov/education-culture/self-help-program/ 

SUEZ Foundation
Type of project: The SUEZ Foundation supports projects promoting access to essential water, sanitation and waste services for disadvantaged populations. Projects should include the active implication of the populations concerned; the reinforcement of knowledge and expertise; sustainability and innovation.
Location: Urban and peri-urban areas of developing countries will be prioritised.
Eligibility: International solidarity organizations and non-profit making specialized institutions may apply.
Grant size: Whilst they cannot be the sole funder, the Foundation will review all projects, regardless of their size. It can award up to 50% of the project’s total budget.
Closing date: Project applications received before 30 April 2019 will be presented at the Board of Directors Meeting in October.
Apply: https://www.fondation-suez.com/en/ 

The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund
Type of project: Wildlife conservation. The Fund provides financial resources to early career scientists or conservationists and non-profit organisations to carry out vital field conservation and research work in Africa. Priority will be given to projects related to the conservation of forest elephants. Education projects will also be considered as will travel to conferences or equipment purchase.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Individuals or organizations based anywhere in the world.
Grant size: Up to €1,500
Deadline: 30 April
Apply: http://janatrustfund.org/Application%20conditions.pdf 

Ongoing International Funding Sources 

The Cumber Family Charitable Trust
Type of project: Agricultural, conservation and rural development work both locally and in developing countries. The Trust also has a preference for projects focusing on welfare, education, medical or disadvantaged children's needs, or those that are agriculturally, or conservation focussed. Preference also goes to longer term projects that do not necessarily appeal to the general public.
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: To qualify for our support, your project must be either: working outside the UK; a UK national charity or a charity active in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
Grant size: Up to £2,000
Apply: https://www.cumberfamilycharitabletrust.org.uk/grants.php 

The Bryan Adams Foundation  
Type of project: The foundation seeks to fund projects that improve the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people. It supports a broad range of causes around the world with a focus on children in need and education. Project supported include: education; older people; animals; conservation; disaster relief; museums and galleries; recreation facilities; health; medical research.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Registered charities may apply.
Grant size: £500 to £10,000
Apply: http://www.thebryanadamsfoundation.com/index.php?target=grants 

The Coles Medlock Foundation
Type of project: The Foundation support international development projects, especially those working in sustainable agriculture, education, infrastructure development, financial independence and healthcare.
Location: Worldwide. Recent projects have taken place in Indonesia, Zambia, India, Tanzania, South Africa, Malawi, Romania, Ghana, Nepal, Mozambique and Sierra Leone.
Eligibility: not stated
Grant size: On average £5,000 - £10,000
Apply: http://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?subid=0&regid=1132780 

The Edward Smart Charitable Trust
Type of project: Those which support the education of disadvantaged young women.
Location: UK and India
Eligibility: Funding applications cannot be for individuals; research or feasibility studies; general charitable appeals; core funding for national charities; UK based schools
Grant size: One-off grants for up to £5,000. No repeat funding can be requested within 3 years.
Apply: http://www.esct.org.uk/apply.htm 

The Genesis Charitable Trust
Type of project: The Trust prioritises income-generating projects in developing countries. It actively seeks to support entrepreneurial initiatives; targeted improvement of economic opportunities; improvements to the efficiency of markets and the ease of doing business. Short pilots, one-off awards and projects lasting around three years are considered equally.
Location: Developing countries. See here for a list of the countries supported.
Eligibility: Non-profit organisations registered in their operating country may apply. Non-profit organisations associated with an organisation recorded on an official register of charities in the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or Singapore may also apply.
Grant size: it is exceptional for grant payments to exceed £400,000 in any single year of a project.
Apply: https://www.giml.co.uk/genesis-charitable-trust 

Wellcome Trust Innovator Awards
Type of project: Innovator Awards are open to researchers who are developing healthcare innovations that could have a major and measurable impact on human health working in any scientific discipline and on any type of technology. In your proposal, you must:
• include researchers from at least two different scientific disciplines;
• include at least one researcher from a discipline outside life sciences, such as engineering, physical science or data science;
• describe the added value of the collaboration and tell us why the outcome(s) of your work will be unique and only achievable through this approach.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Individuals and teams from not-for-profit and commercial organisations can apply. We particularly encourage proposals from multidisciplinary collaborations within or between organisations.
Deadline: You can apply online at any time. Shortlisting meetings happen every three months. The next meeting is in February 2019. If you want us to consider your application in February 2019, submit your application by 3 January 2019 (17:00 GMT).
Grant size: Up to £500,000, or up to £750,000 for multidisciplinary collaborations.
Apply: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/innovator-awards 

Chalk Cliff Trust
Type of project: Within the Overseas Aid focus area, the Trust's focus is on projects concerned with education, malnutrition or medical related. The grant need not be specifically tied to funding projects. The funding can be used as seed capital, to help with core administration costs, or to help an organisation through a difficult time.
Location: Not specified
Eligibility: Donations will normally be made to registered charities, however organisations pending registration or pressure groups will also be considered.
Grant size: most grants are in the region of £3,000 - £5,000
Apply: http://chalkclifftrust.org/apply.html 

Global Innovation Fund
Type of project: The Global Innovation Fund invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people. Innovations span a wide range of different sectors, geographies, stages, and funding types. There are three stages applicants can apply for:
1. Pilot: Your innovation is still in an early phase. You are testing core assumptions around operational, social and financial viability.
2. Test and Transition: Your innovation has completed initial testing and is now transitioning to larger scale. You have some information on your operational, social and financial viability. You want to solidify this before you scale.
3. Scale: Your innovation has solid operational, social and financial viability. You have strong evidence that my innovation improves the lives of those living on less than $5 PPP per day. Now you want to replicate your innovation in new countries and context, reaching millions of people.
Location: Developing countries.
Eligibility: For-profit firms, non-profit organisations, researchers, and government agencies may apply. Less than 10% of applicants are invited to submit full proposals.
Grant size:
1. Pilot projects: The maximum per project is $230,000 USD.
2. Test and Transition: The maximum per project is $2.3 million, although the average investment size is smaller.
3. Scale: The maximum per project is $15 million, although the average investment size is much smaller.
Apply: https://globalinnovation.fund/apply/steps/understanding-the-application-process/ 

Thackery Medical Research Trust
Type of project: Within the Trust’s overseas development focus areas, it will consider supporting international charitable medical supply organisations. This may include establishing sustainable supply chains for the production, distribution and use of medical equipment in areas of the world that are poorly supplied. It will also consider projects which relieve and prevent disease and sickness in under-developed countries by supporting appropriate research and manufacture of medical products.
Location: UK and developing countries.
Grant size: The Trust has an annual budget of £30,000 and aims to offer grants to more than one organisation.
Apply: http://www.tmrt.co.uk/guidance-to-applicants/ 

The Alborada Trust
Type of project: Medical and veterinary causes, research and education, welfare of animals and help with relief to disaster areas worldwide.
Location: Worldwide.
Eligibility: Registered national and international charities may apply
Grant size: The Trust only awards grants of £25,000 or more
Apply: http://www.alboradatrust.com/how-to-apply/ 

Just Trust
Type of project: Grants will be awarded for charitable work overseas that tries to address the difficulties of some of the most disadvantaged sections of society in some of the least advantaged parts of the world. There is also concern for victims of some of the world’s trouble spots and for the promotion of peace.
Location: Overseas (not in the UK).
Eligibility: be a UK registered charity or be a charitable organisation able to supply a HMRC charitable reference number. We do not respond to appeals from large established charities or to emergency appeals; and we are unlikely to make grants to any charities with significant UK staff costs, fundraising costs or other UK overheads. Moreover, we never fund charities whose charitable activities include any religious proselytising. No grants are made to individuals and we never fund activities such as travel, volunteers working abroad, study trips, expeditions etc.
Grant size: In 2017, the trust made 45 grants ranging from £300 to £5,000 and totalling £62,800.
Apply: http://www.just-trust.org.uk/approaches/ 

Denise Coates Foundation
Type of project: Charities are invited to present proposals to the Foundation's Trustees detailing how a grant would be used and the benefits that it would deliver. The Foundation’s focus areas include: Education and Training; Disaster Recovery/Emergency Relief
Community Development; Medical Research and Development. Charities are invited to present proposals to the Foundation's Trustees detailing how a grant would be used and the benefits that it would deliver
Location: UK and overseas
Eligibility: UK NGOs may apply
Grant size: In the 2016-17 financial year the Foundation committed to provide £5,964,536 of grants and donations to 21 charitable entities, 19 of which totalled more than £20,000
Apply: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/ContactAndTrustees.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1149110&SubsidiaryNumber=0 

Onaway
Type of project: Provide seed grants to organisations which support tribal peoples to defend their lives and preserve their knowledge. They invest in small projects that make a positive difference to the world’s few remaining Indigenous peoples who are exemplars of how the Earth’s resources, sustainability, and cultural diversity can be maintained.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: Applications cannot be considered from individuals, political organisations, religious centres, organisations without charitable status or with an income of greater than £250,000 per annum.
Grant size: not stated
Apply: If you would like to discuss potential projects with the Onaway team please contact us on projects@onaway.org 

Dulverton Charitable Trust
Type of projects: Within its overseas category, the Trust focuses on two areas:
1) Community Development which covers the provision of water and power, the encouragement of farming, enterprise, wildlife conservation.
2) Peace & Humanitarian Support including disaster relief.
The Trust advises applicants contact them prior to submitting an application.
Location: Kenya and Uganda
Eligibility: In 2016/17 approximately 1 in 5 applicants were awarded a grant. UK charities and charitable incorporated organisations may apply.
Grant size: Average grants are usually between £25,000 and £35,000 per year.
Apply: https://www.dulverton.org/how-to-apply/ 

Cisco Foundation Global Impact Cash Grants
Type of projects: Innovative approaches to critical social challenges. Organisations and programmes must focus on at least one of the following areas: access to education; economic empowerment; critical human needs. Programmes must serve the underserved, and leverage technology to improve the reach and efficiency of services.
Location: Worldwide
Eligibility: An initial information form is used to determine whether your organization will be invited to complete a full application.
Grant size: The maximum request amount for first-time grant recipients is US$75,000
Apply:http://cisco.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_survey.form?x_gm_id=1484&x_section_id=12028&x_quiz_survey_id=5198   

UNDP Small Grants Program
Type of projects: The SGP funds projects working on Biodiversity, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Land Degradation and Sustainable Forest Management, International Waters and Chemicals.
Location: Worldwide. A full list of eligible countries can be seen here.
Eligibility: Local communities including indigenous people, commu