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International Strategic

Helping disadvantaged communities overseas
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Funding size:
£1 million - £5 million
Total available:
£30 million
Application deadline:
This programme is now closed

What's it all about?

This programme is closed for applications

This £72 million programme will support work that tackles the causes of poverty and deprivation, and brings about a long-term difference to the lives of the most disadvantaged people across the globe.

£60 million will be available for the following:

£12 million to help Tsunami long-term reconstruction.

International Strategic

The strategic stream of the International Programme will fund portfolios of projects that together form a cohesive strategy to tackle the causes of poverty and deprivation and bring about a long-term difference to the lives of the most disadvantaged people.

Under Round Two we will make £15 million available to fund projects that aim to deliver one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Improved mother and child health
  • Improved primary education, with a specific focus on girls
  • Improved measures to prevent HIV/AIDS and mitigate its impact

International Strategic will fund projects in sub-Saharan Africa, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and the following states in India: Assam, Rajasthan, Bihar, Maharastra, Madya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Jharkand.

We will award grants of between £1million and £5 million to lead organisations, working with a range of partners within the UK and overseas



  • International funding