Donor: Population Matters
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 7.000GBP
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

Population Matters is a UK-based environmental non-profit organisation working globally to create a sustainable future for both people and the planet. Our vision is simple: a future with a good quality of life for all, a healthy and biodiverse environment, and a stable, sustainable population size. They campaign for ethical, voluntary, and positive solutions to encourage smaller families, reduce excessive consumption, and help us to live within our planet’s natural limits. Our mission is to drive large-scale action by promoting choices that support a sustainable human population and foster environmental regeneration.

At the heart of their mission is empowering women with the knowledge and freedom to choose their family size. This ultimately leads to a reduction in birth rates, easing the pressure on natural resources, enhancing climate resilience, and protecting our planet and its ecosystems. Empower to Plan (E2P) is their small grants programme, partnering with local organisations globally to back grassroots projects on family planning, sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, and environmental sustainability. E2P aims to amplify voices, promote choice, safeguard our natural world, and foster positive change right at the grassroots level.

2) Eligibility

Organizations eligible for E2P grants must align with Population Matters’ mission and vision, focusing on human rights, women’s empowerment, and global justice. They should be grassroots/non-profit/non-governmental organizations, with annual incomes between £5,000 and £250,000. Preference is given to organizations led by community members, women, and those with direct experience in the issues addressed. Eligible organizations must be capable of receiving international funds and should have or be willing to implement necessary policies like safeguarding and financial management.

3) Location

Actions can take place worldwide.

4) Budget

Grants of up to £7,000 are awarded, with typical amounts ranging from £4,000 to £6,000. The full grant amount is provided at the beginning of the funding period.

5) Application

Organizations interested in applying should express their interest to the Empower to Plan Programme Coordinator and subsequently receive the application form. Applications should detail project plans, budgets, and alignment with E2P thematic areas. Successful applicants will receive notifications within 1-2 months after the application deadline. Population Matters offers support through webinars and translation services to assist with the application process. Population Matters disburses three grants annually in July, October, and February.

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