From 1st April 2020, we regret that we will no longer be accepting unsolicited applications.

The fund currently receives many more applications than it can fund, with every round enormously over-subscribed.  We recognise that the current system is unfair on applicants, who spend a lot of time preparing an application and then a lot of time waiting for a decision.  For this reason, the 'open application' system will close on 31st March 2020.  From 1st April 2020 the fund will operate on an 'invitation only' basis.

We operate in the following areas:




We are unable to consider projects that operate outside of these countries.  

We support small, grass roots organisations who work directly with their communities; our partners usually have an annual income of less than £30,000 and often less than £10,000.  As well as project-based grants, we will consider applications for funding for both capital and running costs. 

We do not fund:

general appeals

political parties/agendas   


promotion of religion

To apply for funding, please download our application form.  Ensure that your proposal meets our aims and objectives by reading through our GuidelinesRegrettably, we are no longer accepting applications from UK charities on behalf of their overseas partners.

The Application Process (until 31st March 2020)

Email your completed application form to  Remember to include a copy of your organisation's most recent annual accounts, along with any other information that supports your proposal.  

You will receive confirmation of your submission by email.  

Our trustees meet twice a year.  Applications received before 31st March are reviewed in May. Applications received before 30th September are reviewed in November. 

We endeavour to notify all applicants of final decisions, but please be patient as we receive a large number of applications and all of our trustees are volunteers.

Grants are single payments between £500 and maximum £3,000.  However, we may consider repeat funding for projects that show encouraging progress.

Successful applicants will be required to submit progress reports at intervals throughout the life of the project. 


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