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The Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF) is a new fund which was launched on 27 October 2010. The GPAF will be a demand-led fund supporting projects focused on service delivery in support of poverty reduction and the most off-track Millennium Development Goals in poor countries. Projects will be selected on the basis of demonstrable impact on poverty, clarity of outputs and outcomes, and value for money.

There are 2 funding windows, the Innovation Window and the Impact Window.

Eligibility ‘Small’ UK-based not for profit organisations, with an average income of less than £500,000 p.a. for the past 3 years. ‘Medium’ sized UK-based not for profit organisations (but no fixed upper or lower limit). Organisations receiving PPAs excluded.
Locally registered CSOs in countries where DFID has a country office.

The first funding round has opened, and the deadline for receipt of applications (proposals for the Innovation Window, Concept Notes for the Impact Window) is 23:59 on 14 December 2010.

Responsible DFID department
Civil Society Department, Policy and Research Division.

Enquiries about the GPAF
Management of the Fund is being contracted out – contact details will be published once the Fund Manager is in place.

In the meantime, please contact CSD Enquiries in DFID’s Civil Society Department:

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