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International Development Partnerships (IDPs)

The International Development Partnership funding stream was established to create longer term partnerships between the Isle of Man Government and a small number of respected and recognised international charities to facilitate lasting and sustainable change.

For the 2021 – 2023 funding cycle the Isle of Man Government has chosen to address two themes, through a partnership with two charities (one charity for each theme).

The themes to be addressed in the 2021 – 2023 funding cycle are:

  1. Climate change:
    *Please note for this theme only applications for projects taking place in a country or countries ranked as Low Development on the United Nations Human Development Index will be considered eligible.

  2. Displaced persons:
    *Please note for this theme, applications for projects supporting displaced persons in countries not ranked as 'Low Development' will be considered eligible.

Funding provided by the Isle of Man Government will be used to deliver all, or a clearly identifiable part, of a specific project. The total amount of funding available for each project is £1.5 million, split across the two year period.

Eligible applications:

  • Applications are welcomed from charities working to address either of the above two themes.
  • Applications may be submitted by an individual charity or two or more registered charities working together for the purpose of the project.
  • Applications must make clear which of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are being addressed by the project, and how the project is doing this.
  • Charities applying for funding must be able to demonstrate compliance with relevant Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism requirements. Charities also need to include a detailed budget, project delivery plan, risk assessment, safeguarding and project communication plan.

Funding will be provided for up to 90% of total project costs, from £600,000 to a maximum of £1.5 million over the two year funding period. Project proposals will need to demonstrate the ability to raise a minimum of 10% of the total funding allocated, from fundraising, or other donors.

Applications will be open between 14 December 2020 and 29 January 2021. After 29 January 2021, the applications will be processed and due diligence undertaken. Funding decisions will be taken by the Cabinet Office and applicants can expect to be notified of the decision in February/March 2021.

The International Development Funding Allocation document sets out the Isle of Man Government’s policy for International Development and provides detailed information regarding the allocations, and governance of funding provided by the Isle of Man Government. More information on all International Development funding streams can be found on the Isle of Man Government website.

We look forward to receiving applications for International Development Funding. The email address for all queries relating to the application process or general enquiries regarding International Development funding is: Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Guidance on applying for International Development Partnerships can be found online.

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