Donor: International Growth Center (ICG)
Application procedure: Full Proposal
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: 20.000GBP
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

  2. Asia

      Bangladesh, India


1) Objective

The Small Projects Facility (SPF) is an IGC initiative to produce research which immediately responds to the particular needs and demands of IGC engagement countries, particularly where this demand has a specific policy focus. The main purpose of this initiative is to allow pertinent, highly salient research to be produced in a time-sensitive manner, while retaining high academic quality. This funding tool is designed to be a more flexible instrument for achieving policy impact. Proposals may consider exploratory research or present pilot projects which have a high potential for policy impact.

The SPF can also be used to complement efforts to build larger, active groups of affiliated researchers in each thematic area by encouraging a collaborative approach which puts emphasis on building links with local policy makers and other relevant stakeholders.

2) Eligibility

Non-profit organisations are eligible to apply.

3) Location

The IGC works across ten countries in Africa, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia and four countries in Asia, including Bangladesh, India (Central and Bihar), Myanmar and Pakistan.

4) Budget

Support is provided to projects which require under £20,000 of funding, in total and projects which are normally less than 12-months in duration.

5) Application

SPFs can be submitted on a rolling basis throughout the year via the country team. Researchers submitting a preliminary expression of interest for SPF funding should include the following details: (1) an outline of the proposal; (2) details on the proposal adherence with country priorities and the policy agenda; and (3) tentative budget, breaking down relevant fees and expenses.

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