Guidance

Application support documents

To support applicants through the second, full application stage of applying for a UK Aid Direct grant, we have compiled some guidance documents which you may find helpful.

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1. Financial Guidelines

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a) Principles of Reporting

This document presents the basic guidelines for financial reporting covering DFID’s UK Aid Direct.

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b) Budget Classification and Budgeting

This section of the guidance covers the classification system of UK Aid Direct budgets, and the methodologies used in calculating the expenditure of grants.

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c) Exchange Rates

This document presents operational guidelines on the treatment of foreign currency denominated transactions and appropriate methodologies for the budgeting, recording, and management of exchange rate fluctuations.

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d) Due Diligence Requirements

This document informs applicants about due diligence and how the process will be conducted.

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2. Further Printable Guidance

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Theory of Change

This provides insight into the Theory of Change and gives guidance on how to design your project’s ToC.

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Using and Designing a Logframe

This document explains why a logframe is needed for a UK Aid Direct project, what exactly a logframe is, and how one is used.

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Value for Money

This guide presents a comprehensive VFM strategy and answers some key VfM questions.

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Beneficiary Feedback

This document explains what we mean by using a beneficiary feedback mechanism, why use one, and what needs to be done to ensure beneficiary feedback mechanisms are effective.

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What do we mean by 'Sustainability'?

This document explores exactly what sustainability means, and how to achieve it with your project.

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What do we mean by gender?

This guidance seeks to ensure that UK Aid Direct applicants and grant holders understand what DFID means by gender and gender mainstreaming.

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3. Presentations

How to Measure Disability

This is the first publication in the User Guide series, a learning resource compiled in collaboration with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Washington Group.

The User Guide is a narrated video on the UK Aid Direct Youtube channel, which provides information and advice on how groups can improve reporting on disability.

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Workplan and Budget Tool Guidance

This presentation provides insight to UK Aid Direct’s online Workplan and Budget tool; how it works, and how it will benefit your project.

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Full Application Webinar 16 March 2017

This is a copy of a presentation given by members of UK Aid Direct Team on 16 March 2017.

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Full Application Webinar - Financial

This is a copy of the financial presentation given by members of UK Aid Direct Team to successful concept note applicants via a webinar hosted on 16 March 2017.

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Full Application Webinar - Questions and Answers 1.

This document features the most commonly asked questions from applicants at our webinar on 16 March, 2017 regarding full application. Our technical team has provided the answers.

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