£15m fund for UK NGOs

The Big Lottery Fund has set up a £15m fund for UK-based charities that want to set up projects to help people in the world's most marginalised communities.

The second round of the BLF’s International Strategic programme is offering grants of between £1m and £5m for projects that “tackle the causes of poverty and deprivation and bring real changes to the lives of the most disadvantaged people in the developing world".

These include projects designed to improve mother and child health and prevent or mitigate the impact of HIV/Aids, especially through educating girls. The geographical areas targeted are those that are unlikely to meet the UN’s millennium development goals: sub-Saharan Africa, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and some Indian states.

The BLF will be holding workshops for potential applicants in London on 8 and 18 October. Details can be found on the lottery funder’s website.

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