Donor: Innocent Foundation
Application procedure: Letter of Inquiry
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 22.02.2019

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 900.000GBP
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 40.000GBP
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Animal Welfare
  • Economic Development
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Ethiopia, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Bolivia, Haiti, Honduras

  3. Asia

      Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Yemen


1) Objective

Set up in 2004, the Innocent Foundation provides grants to non-profit organisations working all over the world that implement projects to help the world’s hungry. They receive donations from Innocent Ltd. The Foundation provides funding for four different types of project: (1) local food poverty (focused merely on UK-based projects); (2) breakthrough development (new since 2014, especially designed for new but untested project ideas); and (3) emergency hunger relief (food aid where humanitarian disasters strike). They work with some partners supporting one-off short term projects, but with the majority the partnership commitment is for three years. To be eligible for funding projects should promote the following key areas: (1) agriculture and rural development (incl. energy); (2) food aid/humanitarian aid; (3) women and children and (4) environment and natural resources. In the past they have funded sustainable agriculture activities (producing food whether plant or animal based, using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare), helping communities grow enough to feed and support themselves. They also give funds to start a project (e.g. testing an idea or working in a new context), not follow-on funding for an existing project.

2) Eligibility

The Foundation only works with UK registered partners or partners with a UK representation (as personal contact is important to the Foundation). Applicants must have a strong track record of delivering sustainable agriculture projects. They like working with smaller organisations with an annual turnover of less than £5,000,000.

3) Location

They currently fund projects in Latin America (Haiti, Honduras and Bolivia), Africa (Mali, Liberia, Malawi, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe), and Asia (Bangladesh, Yemen, India, Nepal, and Cambodia).

4) Budget

The Foundation has an annual funding volume of around £900,000 and provides around 20 new grants per year (including emergency relief). Grant sizes vary depending on the nature of the project and the specific funding program, but average grant size per project and year is around £30,000. Organisations can request up to £30,000 per year for 3 years (although they will probably start smaller for first time grants).

5) Application

Grants must be submitted by 22 February 2019.

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