Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF) - Innovation

The Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF) is a demand-led fund supporting projects focused on poverty reduction and pursuit of the Mellennium Development Goals through tangible changes to poor people’s lives by small UK based organisations operating overseas.

The Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF) is a demand-led fund supporting projects focused on poverty reduction and pursuit of the MDGs through tangible changes to poor people’s lives including through: service delivery, empowerment and accountability and work on resilience, conflict, security and justice.  Projects will be selected on the basis of demonstrable impact on poverty, clarity of outputs and outcomes, and value for money.

‘Small’ UK-based not for profit organisations, with an average income of less than £500,000 p.a. for the past 3 years are eligible to apply to the Innovation Round.

The 3rd Innovation round opened on 13 October 2011.  The deadline for receipt of concept notes is 23:59 on Thursday 24 November 2011 for grants up to £250,000.

Future rounds – The 4th Innovation round is due to open in the first quarter of 2012.  Dates will be advised in due course.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Djibouti, Malawi, Somalia, Angola, Eritrea, Mali, South Africa, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mauritania , South Sudan, Benin, Gambia, Mozambique, Sudan, Burkina Faso , Ghana, Nepal, Swaziland, Burma (Myanmar), Guinea, Niger, Tajikistan, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Tanzania, Cambodia, Haiti , Occupied Palestinian Territories, Timor Leste, Cameroon, India, Pakistan, Togo, Central African, Republic, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, Chad, Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Yemen, Comoros, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Sao Tome and Principe, Zambia, Congo, Lesotho, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Solomon Islands

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Work-with-us/Funding-opportunities/Not-for-profit-organisations/Global-Poverty-Action-Fund/