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Charities invited to apply for new round of UK Aid Match

Charities invited to apply for new round of UK Aid Match

A new round of UK Aid Match is now open for applications from charities.

UK Aid Match is backed by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), and matches public donations to charity appeals up to a maximum of £2 million each over a three-month period.

The FCDO has just launched the latest round of the scheme and is inviting applications for charities until 5pm on 18 December 2020.

This new round seeks applications that particularly focus on helping developing countries to combat the long-term impact of Covid-19, end preventable deaths through tackling malnutrition or malaria, and helping girls access quality education to transform their lives.

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Minister Baroness Liz Sugg commented:

“The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted us all, and the focus of this new funding will help tackle the global challenges that have become even more acute. Charities from across the UK can now apply for match funding to help address the long term impacts of Covid-19, end preventable deaths and support girls to receive a vital education.”

A webinar will take place at 10am tomorrow to explain the application process, and more information on eligibility and how to apply is available on the UK Aid Match site.

WaterAid’s fifth matched giving appeal begins

The announcement of the new round comes as WaterAid announced its new fundraising appeal, Future on Tap, that will receive matched funding via UK Aid Match.

The campaign is being promoted by actor Tobias Menzies (The Crown, Outlander, and Game of Thrones).

WaterAid hopes to help transform thousands of lives across the world with clean water by raising £3 million during the appeal, which runs from 5 November 2020 to 4 February 2021. During this time, the UK government will match public donations to Future on Tap, up to £2 million, to bring clean water to 50,000 people in Ethiopia.

This is the fifth matched giving campaign that WaterAid has run with UK Aid Match since 2012.

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.

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