The Waterloo Foundation will now be assessing World Development Main Grant applications in topic-themed programme rounds with specific deadlines for each round. The timetable and guidance for this can be found in our Application Guidelines. All Main Grant applications that were received after 1st December 2016 will be categorised and assessed in this new timescale framework. We apologise for the delay that this will cause in processing some applications.
We would also now like to invite Main Grant applications for activities that increase access to sexual and reproductive health services by 5th February 2017, for funding decisions in May 2017 (please note that there will not be a further funding round on this topic until 2018). See below for further information.
World Development Small Grants will continue to be assessed on a rolling basis, and will be unaffected by these changes.
About the programme
TWF aims to support organisations which help the economically disadvantaged build the basis of sustainable prosperity. TWF is committed to providing support to developing countries which will be used in a sustainable way with lasting impact, and which avoids promoting a culture of aid-dependency. All grant applicants should be able to demonstrate the sustained impact of their programmes, and show how they meet the Foundation’s objectives.
TWF currently supports three principal themes of work to help achieve this goal:
TWF supports organisations working in a variety of developing countries, in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Further information on our geographical areas of priority can be found in our description of Geographical priorities.
TWF’s World Development Fund has two programmes – Main Grants and Small Grants.
- Main Grants are given to large, established organisations working at a regional or national scale that can demonstrate the sustained impact of their programmes.
- Small Grants are given to smaller organisations who are delivering projects on a more localised scale.
More guidance on eligibility and the application process can be found in our Application Guidelines.
WHAT WE WILL NOT FUND
It is not our intention to provide financial support to organisations seeking to alleviate the suffering resulting from high-profile natural or man-made disasters, including the delivery of food aid or shelter. We believe that there are many other sources of funding for disaster relief and the focus of TWF’s World Development Fund is on long-term development work.