Government offers £30m in matched funding for overseas aid appeals

first_img The Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) is offering to match fund up to £30 million in public donations to appeals which focus on poverty reduction and the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals.Established on 30 June 2011, UK Aid Match is designed to let the UK public to have a direct say in how an element of the aid budget is spent on NGO projects. DFID will provide £1 for every £1 donated by the public up to a maximum of £5 million.To qualify for consideration, the appeal must be expected to raise a minimum of £100,000. DFID will use past performance with appeals as an indicator of likely fundraising performance. An appeal is defined as a call to the public over a maximum period of three months to donate funds to a specific organisation or project. The appeal must have a minimum reach of 400,000 opportunities to view.Organisations applying to have their appeals match funded will be selected on the basis of the reach of their appeal, a commitment to providing a transparent account of their funding and its use, a demonstrable impact on poverty, clarity of outputs and outcomes, capacity to deliver and value for money.Applications can be made at any time from June 2011 to June 2012. DFID will normally review these every quarter and provide a response within six weeks of the review date.The scheme is managed by the Outreach and Stakeholder Relations Team, Communications Division.Contact: [email protected] About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Funding  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Government offers £30m in matched funding for overseas aid appeals Howard Lake | 18 September 2011 | Newslast_img read more