The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is making £30 million (US$ 48.4 million) available in 2011/12 for a scheme to match fund public donations to development appeals.
The scheme is open to any organisation running an appeal in the UK for public donations from the UK public for poverty reduction projects in develping countries. The appeal may be for donations for registered charitable organisations or for specific projects run by registered charitable organisations.
The appeals should be in DFID’s priority areas, which include the Millennium Development Goals (like water and sanitation), boosting wealth creation; improving the lives of women and girls; and combating climate change.
DFID will provide £1 for every £1 donated by the public up to a maximum of £5 million (US$ 8 million) for any single appeal. However, if evidence suggests an appeal would be likely to raise more than £5 million, DFID would consider requests for a larger match funding grant.
Read more on the DFID web site.