Apply for Overseas Funding Programme

Deadline Date: March 19, 2024

Donor Name: The Hilden Charitable Fund

Grant Size: $1000 to $10,000

The Hilden Charitable Fund is currently accepting applications for the Overseas Funding Programme.

The aim of the Fund is to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions or statutory sources.

Funding Information

  • You can apply for any amount up to a maximum of £5,000 per year and for up to two years.

What do they Fund?

  • Your project must meet at least one of their priorities, which are:
    • Projects which support access to education for women and girls (please note – they will not fund individual bursaries or scholarships)
    • Projects which enable rural and/or displaced communities to become more self-sufficient

Eligibility Criteria

  • They fund work in the following countries only: Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda
  • Please do not apply if you do not work in one or more of these countries
  • Note: you cannot apply if you had 2-year funding from them in 2023, but it’s fine to apply if you had just one-year funding
  • They do not fund individuals, only charitable organisations. The preference is to fund organisations based in the country where the work is to be delivered and, as such, you should be registered as an NGO in that country.
  • If you are an “in-country” organisation you must be:
    • Registered with one of the following:
      • In Malawi – The NGO Regulatory Authority (NGORA)
      • In Tanzania – The Ministry of Health, Community Development, Etc
      • In Uganda – The National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organisations
    • Have an annual income (as shown in your most recent accounts) of no more than £250,000 (approximately $300,000)
    • Have been operating for at least one full year and be able to provide accounts for at least one full year
    • Have at least three trustees/board members.  Trustees/Directors should not be related to each other or to any employees of the organisation
    • Be able to provide the name and contact details of a previous or current funder who they can contact for a reference
  • If you are a UK-registered organisation but with a significant presence in-country you must be one of the following:
    • Registered Charity
    • Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
    • Community Interest Company (CIC) (NB must be limited by guarantee, not by shares)
    • Charitable Company (NB you must be registered both as a charity and a company)
    • Excepted Charity
  • And you must also meet the criteria above. Please Note: If you are a UK registered organisation you will need to be able to demonstrate how your work empowers local people/communities to become more self-sufficient and less reliant on your organisation.

For more information, visit The Hilden Charitable Fund.

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