DfID launches search tool to help international development organisations find funding

The website lists DfID-funded grants, funds or business support for which organisations working in areas such as humanitarian emergencies, sanitation or climate change can apply

Department for International Development
Department for International Development

The Department for International Development has launched an online search tool to help international development organisations find funding opportunities.

Organisations can use the tool to help them find and identify DfID-funded grants, funds or business support they can apply for to help finance international development work. They can search for funding by sector, country, amount of money required and the type of organisation that can apply.

It is hoped that the new tool will make it easier for users to search and filter than DFID’s previous funding search page.

The website lists funding opportunities for projects relating to areas including humanitarian emergencies and disasters, water and sanitation and climate change, mainly in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It includes DfID funds and those that it has contributed to.

Users can browse the available funds by eligible applicants, including charities and NGOs, humanitarian relief organisations and UK-based small and diaspora organisations.

Asked about the total amount of funding available, a spokeswoman for DfID said this was unknown because some businesses that have funds listed on the site do not specify the size of that fund. Where a fund does have fixed amount of money available, this would be made clear on the website, she said.

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