International Strategic

Helping disadvantaged communities around the world

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 supported work that tackled the causes of poverty and deprivation, and aimed to bring about a long-term difference to the lives of the most disadvantaged people across the globe.

£60 million was available for the following:

£12 million to help Tsunami long-term reconstruction.

International Strategic

The strategic stream of the International programme funded portfolios of projects that together formed 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 made £15 million available to fund projects that aimed 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 funded 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 awarded grants of between £1 million and £5 million to lead organisations, working with a range of partners within the UK and overseas