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Overseas Aid: Diplomatic Service

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL12593, tabled on 26 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether diplomatic posts overseas are able to apply to provide funding for (1) local charities and (2) NGOs; and whether there is a maximum time limit on any such funding.

Answered on

8 February 2021

FCDO has run competitive funding schemes through its UK Aid Match and UK Aid Direct programmes since 2013 and 2015 respectively that civil society organisations have been able to apply for. Future funding levels for these are dependent on the outcome of the current spending review process. Similarly, Diplomatic Posts overseas are also in the process of business planning and through that process will make decisions about whether to allocate funding to local charities or NGOs.