In its efforts to achieve the set goals, the Department has several funding schemes to support developmental actions around the world in different ways. It has funding schemes for volunteers, international students, private agencies, the media, local governments, educational institutions and NGOs. For NGOs, the Civil Society Challenge Fund is made available for implementing anti-poverty projects in developing countries; the Fund can be applied only by UK-based international NGOs, but partnerships with local NGOs is crucial. There is also the Development Awareness Fund and Mini-Grants Scheme, which can also be applied by the UK-based NGOs. The Governance and Transparency Fund of the DFID is open to NGOs around the world and proposals can be sent after reviewing the funding guidelines. DFID has also made arrangements with certain UK-based organizations for implementing long-term developmental programs in developing countries through its Partnership Programme Arrangements. In addition to this, DFID also has the Conflict and Humanitarian Fund, Humanitarian response funding and the Disaster Risk Reduction as part of its response towards emergencies. There are also many other small funding opportunities that are made available locally through the UK country-based missions.
The mailing address of DFID is:
The UK Department for International Development (DFID)
94, Victoria Street, London, SWIE 5JL United Kingdom
Tel: 44-1355-84-3362, 44-20-7917-7000
Fax: 44-1355-84-4099, 44-20-7916-0019
The NGOs / NPOs Consultants
Geo. Coverage: Asia, Africa and Europe
IMPORTANT: Please do not send unsolicited emails seeking funding support to donor agencies. This will discredit your organization and can also bring bad reputation to you as an individual. Fundraising is a competitive process and you need to follow ethics and not spam donor emails with long, unrelated requests for grant support. If you just keep sending emails seeking support without knowing your donor, your chances of raising funds for your NGO will be drastically reduced and you may be blacklisted as a spammer.