Funding opportunities

Fundraising can be time-consuming and challenging, especially if you are a small organisation. On this page, we identify potential donors and opportunities to support your fundraising around child marriage and related issues

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Beijing +25 Advocacy Grants Programme

Urgent Action Fund has launched the Beijing +25 Advocacy Grants Programme to amplify the voices of women, trans, and gender diverse communities. 

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Spotlight Initiative

Spotlight Initiative is inviting women’s funds to join its call to action to raise funds for grassroots, women-led organisations working to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls around the world. 

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Sofina Covid Solidarity Fund

Support to address the impact of COVID-19 on specific challenges in healthcare systems and services and the digital gap in education in Western Europe, India and Singapore. 

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The Noel Buxton Trust's African Grants

Grants for programmes in several countries in East Africa. Priority will be given to work with communities living in urban slums and semi-arid regions where economic hardship is most extreme. 

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Global Water Foundation’s Water and Sanitation Grants Programme

The programme focuses strictly on programmes, projects, education issues and technology issues that are related to water and sanitation. 

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Dr. Scholl Foundation

Grants are considered in the areas of education, social service, healthcare, culture and environment. Most grants are made in the United States. 

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The Global Resilience Fund

The Global Resilience Fund supports registered and unregistered community organisations as well as informal collectives led by girls, young women and/or trans and intersex youth with incomes of below $50,000 per year. 

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The Peace First Challenge

The Peace First Challenge is a global call to action for young people (ages 13 – 25) to speak up for their values and make change. 

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The Waterloo Foundation

The Waterloo Foundation aims to fill gaps in regard to improving access to and use of a range of modern contraceptive methods and wider sexual health and reproductive services. 

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King Baudouin Foundation

Each year the Foundation launches almost 150 calls for projects on a very wide range of themes, including social justice, poverty, education, and health. 

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The Pollination Project

Their Daily Grant Programme provides microgrants 365 days a year to grassroots global change agents who seek to spread compassion in their communities and in the world for the benefit of all. 

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One Day's Wages

One Day’s Wages partners with trusted organisations that empower indigenous leaders on the ground to create lasting change. 

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The Alan & Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund

Education and young people’s employment and projects which promote freedom of speech or advance peace and reconciliation. 

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Eu can aid!

Eu can aid! is an organisation that specialises in financing micro-projects in developing countries. 

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The True Colours Trust

A small grants programme for hospices and palliative care providers across Africa to support the development of palliative care. 

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The GlobalGiving Accelerator

The GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for you and your organisation to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success. 

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Mercury Phoenix Trust

The Mercury Phoenix Trust concentrates on fighting HIV/AIDS in the developing world by funding programmes focusing on education and awareness, particularly aiming at young people in and out of school and projects to help children orphaned by AIDS. 

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Segal Family Foundation

The Segal Family Foundation believes in a world where development is steered by grassroots leaders and power is shifted into the hands of communities. They support organisations working across Sub-Saharan Africa, with the vast majority of their partners based in East Africa. 

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Kinderpostzegels

Kinderpostzegels offers grants for projects led by local, non-governmental organisations in the following countries: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and India. 

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Airlink

Airlink is a humanitarian relief organisation that connects airlines with vetted NGOs to assist communities in crisis worldwide. 

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The Anderson-Rogers Foundation

The Anderson-Rogers Foundation makes grants to organisations registered in the United States that run programmes on reproductive and abortion rights, access to contraception and sex education, particularly programmes aimed at reducing teen pregnancy rates. 

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Korea Hope Foundation (KHF)

Korea Hope Foundation (KHF) supports the poor and marginalised around the world based on the spirit of love and human dignity regardless of race, religion and ideology. 

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ProtectDefenders.eu emergency and temporary relocation grants

ProtectDefenders.eu offer emergency and temporary relocation grants to ensure that Human Rights Defenders can access and implement urgent security measures to protect themselves, their family and their work. 

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The CIVICUS Crisis Response Fund

The Fund provides small grants of 10,000 USD maximum to primarily national civil society organisations in order to mobilise effective advocacy responses to events that threaten civil society. 

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The Lifeline Embattled CSO Assistance Fund

The Fund is a consortium of seven international NGOs that provides assistance to civil society organisations under threat or attack through emergency assistance and rapid response advocacy grants and resiliency grants that address broad threats to civil society, particularly freedom of association and freedom of assembly. 

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World Organisation Against Torture's emergency support

The OMCT provides financial support to local human rights organisations from any region of the world in order to enable them to consolidate their operational activities. 

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International Nonviolence Training Fund (INTF)

This fund makes grants of up to $4,000 for trainings that help people learn how to collectively use the theory and practice of nonviolent action as part of ongoing campaigns or programmes for social justice. 

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation - India Open Grants Fund

This Fund seeks to enable vulnerable communities living in priority geographical areas in India to improve their lives. 

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Kitchen Table Charities Trust

The Kitchen Table Charities Trust was created to help small charities, working mostly in Africa, which are using small amounts of money to transform peoples’ lives. 

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Urgent Action Fund’s Rapid Response Grants

The Rapid Response Grants offer quick, flexible funding to respond to security threats or unexpected advocacy opportunities experienced by women, transgender, or gender non-conforming, activists and human rights defenders. 

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Urgent Action Fund-Africa

Urgent Action Fund-Africa makes rapid intervention grants in five categories, which include supporting human rights defenders and protecting women’s individual dignity, safety and autonomy. 

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Medicor Foundation

Medicor Foundation focuses on development projects in the fields of education, health and social care in countries in Africa, Latin America and The Caribbean, as well as in Eastern Europe. 

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Fondation Pro Victimis (FPV)

FPV supports initiatives that aim at restoring or giving greater autonomy to the most vulnerable groups or segments of the population. Applications accepted in French, English and Spanish. 

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The Hilden Charitable Fund

The Hilden Charitable Fund is currently inviting applications to award grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries with an aim to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions. 

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Abilis Foundation

Promoting the human rights of persons with disabilities in developing countries. 

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MIVA

MIVA supports projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America with means of transport and communication. They focus on children’s rights, women’s rights, human rights, freedom of the press and healthcare. 

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Fondation SUEZ

The Fondation SUEZ supports activities that combat exclusion by favouring inclusion and consequently sustainably improving the living conditions and autonomy of persons via access to essential services, social insertion and social harmony. 

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Medica Mondiale

Medica Mondiale funds women-led organisations in war and conflict zones to protect and promote the rights of women and girls affected by sexualised and gender based violence. 

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Dubai Cares

Dubai Cares supports programmes in early childhood development, access to quality primary and secondary education, technical and vocational education and training for youth as well as a particular focus on education in emergencies and protracted crises. 

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Close the Gap

Close the Gap provides high-quality refurbished IT equipment for social and educational projects in emerging and developing countries. 

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Firelight Foundation

Firelight builds the capacity of community-based organisations working to realise solutions to the challenges faced by children and youth in southern and eastern Africa. 

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