Fund for UK Small & Grassroots Organisations to Alleviate Poverty in Developing Countries

Deadline: 30 September 2019

The Peartree Development Fund is currently inviting applications to provide grants to community based organisations and small non-government organisations with a common aim: working to alleviate poverty in developing countries.

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Focus Areas

The projects they fund always aim to benefit the target community in one or more of the following ways:

  • raised standards in education
  • raised standards in health and sanitation
  • increased self-reliance
  • improved standard of living

Priority Countries

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The trust is currently prioritising their funding in favour of the following countries:

They are currently unable to consider projects that operate outside of these countries.

Funding Information

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Grants are generally single payments between £500 and maximum £3,000. The Trust may consider repeat funding for projects that show encouraging progress.

Eligibility Criteria

  • As well as project-based grants, the Trust will consider applications for funding for both capital and running costs.
  • They welcome applications from new organisations who have yet to secure funding from a donor.
  • They prefer not to support charities or organisations that have an annual income over £100,000. Their partners usually have an annual income of less than £50,000 and often less than £20,000.
  • Regrettably, they no longer accept applications from UK charities on behalf of their overseas partners.

They do not fund:

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  • general appeals
  • political parties/agendas
  • individuals/expeditions
  • promotion of religion

How to Apply

Applicants can download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit

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  • Avatar KATOFED College, Agbara. Agbara. Ogun State Nigeria. says:

    Dear Sir / Madam, I read with great interest your submissions on the internet about your willingness and readiess to give helping hand financially.
    We are a private small school with a vision for the provision of quality education for pupils in Nursery and primary school and Students in secondary school.
    We are resolved on Quality education without compromise”
    Details about our school will be made available in our proposal

  • Avatar Kenneth opige says:

    Amazing efforts,opit kic alenyo north is a community based organization in Uganda .how may you help us raise fund for our current intervention of responding to preventing child marriage and early unions

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

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