Governments

Foreign governments may be a source of funding through their offices based in your country - either through their embassies or the local offices of their cooperation agencies.  They have a large number of different approaches and policies on funding. Some channel most of their funds through international non-governmental organisations (see that section). Others may issue calls for applications for funding from local organisations. Many, if they do so, tend to prefer to fund larger organisations, including associations or federations of small organisations. However, some embassies may have small, flexible funds which they may give directly to smaller organisations.

It is worth looking at the websites of the embassies and cooperation agencies to see if there are calls for applications for funding, as well as to see the type of organisations they fund, and what their priorities are. If any look promising, you may wish to approach them direct, through a letter of enquiry (see Introduction to the Funding section).