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Developing Countries: Charities

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL12502, tabled on 25 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund local charities in (1) developing, and (2) conflict, countries.

Answered on

8 February 2021

The FCDO is committed to working in partnership with a diverse range of civil society organisations and recognises the unique role of in-country local organisations. A key aim of our funding for civil society is to support the capacity of local civil society organisations (in developing and conflict countries) so they can become strong, self-reliant and powerful development actors.

In addition to funding provided to local organisations through our country programmes, our 10-year partnership with Comic Relief focusses on building the capacity and sustainability of local charities in Ghana, Zambia and Malawi. Local charities based in country are also eligible for funding for project activities through UK Aid Direct.