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A good proposal is the beginning of the road to success in finding funding for your project. The next step is submitting your proposal to appropriate funding organisations.
Selecting a funding organisation
Funding organisations are of many types; large United Nations backed international organisations for example FAO or UNDP, government aid programmes such as DFID (UK large charities such as Christian Aid, local non-government organizations (NGOs charities and trust funds. Some commercial organisations and philanthropic individuals are also willing to provide sponsorship.
Nowadays the internet is a very important resource when searching for these funds, as many large organizations have web pages dedicated to their funding opportunities. Below are some examples of such pages. BfD does not take responsibility for the content of the below sites.
There are also some databases that allow you to search for opportunities across many organizations and institutions.
Funds for NGOs http://www.fundsforngos.org/
Which of these organisations and funds you can apply to depends upon your country of residence, and whether you are applying as an individual or are attached to an NGO, a government department, an academic institution or another organisation. If you are attached to an academic institution then check out any grants or trust funds you could apply for. Sometimes there are obscure trust funds, which receive few requests for funding, because nobody knows about them! The bursar at your college/university should know what is available.
Approaching a funding organisation
2 documents and 1 reference documents found
Elizabeth McLeod, published 11/11/2014
published 1987, Project Proposal PDF on this website
Report (pdf file) in English
The following documents are not available for download. There is a copy in the Bees for development library. Please contact us for access.
FAO, published 1999
VHS in English