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Fresh Aid Match round opens – doubling charitable donations

Charities can now bid to join the latest round of UK Aid Match and see the public donations they receive doubled by the Government.

UK Aid Match brings charities, the public and UK Government together to collectively change the lives of some of the world’s poorest people. 

It also gives the British public an opportunity to engage with international development issues and have a say in how UK aid is spent.

The Department for International Development is welcoming proposals for the latest £20m round of UK Aid Match from charities working on the following issues: disability, health, women’s empowerment, youth employment, prosperity, modern slavery, girls’ education and oceans and plastics.

This will be the first time the public will be able to double their donations to charities tackling the scourge of plastics waste in the world’s oceans.

Penny Mordaunt, International Development Secretary, said: "This is a very exciting step for UK Aid Match as, for the first time, we are asking for proposals to tackle the huge problem of ocean plastics. This is a clear sign of the British public’s passion and energy to fight against global plastic waste.

"I’m looking forward to seeing the innovative solutions which charities will bring to this global issue. I am sure the UK public will continue to show their incredibly generous support for the UK Aid Match scheme."

In the past five years, UK Aid Match has supported 42 charities and run projects in 22 countries that have benefited more than 19 million of the world’s poorest people. 

The Government has matched every public donation made to these charities pound for pound, helping them go further in changing and saving lives.

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