Donor: Waterloo Foundation
Application procedure: Concept Note, Full Proposal
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 5.000$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 10.000GBP
Funding ratio: Co-funding preferred


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Food Security
  • Health
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, 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, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, 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, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, 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, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

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


1) Objective

The Waterloo Foundation (TWF) is an independent grant-making foundation created in 2007, and based in Cardiff, Wales. The Foundation gives grants to organisations both in the UK and worldwide. They are most interested in projects that help globally particularly in the areas of the disparity of opportunities and wealth and the unsustainable use of the world’s natural resources.The Small Grants focus on:

  • (1) Nutrition: promoting good nutritional practices, with a particular focus on mothers and children during the ‘1000-day window’; providing micronutrients for young children and their mothers and de-worming drugs for young children; and providing micronutrients through food fortification for all;
  • (2) Sexual and Reproductive Health: improving access to a range of modern contraceptive methods and wider sexual health and reproductive services, and increasing understanding and awareness of, and driving demand for, family planning services;
  • (3) Education: improving the quality of secondary, primary and early childhood education and increasing the enrolment and retention of pupils at both primary and secondary level, especially girls and young women;
  • and (4) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: access to safe drinking water and improved hygiene.

2) Eligibility

They will consider applications from organisations with an annual income of less than £20,000 or that are newly established within the last 2 years; but in these cases we can only consider applications below £5,000. Applicants’ requests should always be in keeping with their organisation’s annual income; we do not usually provide grants which total more than 25% of an organisation’s annual income. Small grants are usually provided as a one-off donation. In exceptional circumstances some organisations may be invited to reapply. Grants will be prioritised for small UK charities led by committed individuals, especially those based in Wales, which are working to deliver projects in developing countries.

3) Location

Actions can take place worldwide in developing countries with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and occasionally South Asia.

4) Budget

The majority of grants is for a total sum of £5,000-£10,000 with project activities delivered over a one to two year period.

5) Application

The Small Grants Programme is open all year round without topic-specific deadlines. Please feel free to apply at any point by emailing your application to applications(a)waterloofoundation.org.uk (1-2 sides of A4). It should contain basic information on the organisation, evidence that previous projects have led to successful outcomes and sustained impact, a description of the project or purpose for which you are seeking funding as well as brief project details such as cost, timescales and activities.

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