UK International health links funding scheme (IHLFS)


2014-04-05 - 2014-04-05



IHLFS supports Links which are driven by the developing country partner. Links must benefit the developing country and be in line with national and district health plans.

A wide range of formally accredited health institutions and organisations can apply for IHLFS funding. Please read more information about who is eligible to apply, here.

Start-up Grants (up to £3,000)

To support the development of new and young Links who have been working together for less than two years. Please note that the upcoming deadline for Start-up Grant applications is 31st August 2011. Applications can be submitted and will be considered on an ongoing basis up until this date, however the activities related to these default_scholarship should be completed within a maximum of six months of contracting.

Start-up Grants are open to health organisations and institutions in all DFID’s Public Service Agreement (PSA) countries working with partner institutions in the UK. PSA countries are:

Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam and Yemen.

How to Apply

If you are applying for a Start-up Grant (up to £3,000), please complete the Start-up Grant application below:

IHLFS Start-up Application Form

IHLFS Start-up Application Guidelines

When completing your Start-up Grant application form, please refer to the guidelines, which will help you complete your application in line with IHLFS requirements. Please do not apply for a Start-up Grant unless you have a partner in the UK. Your application will not be eligible and will be rejected.

Please check the eligibility of the Link partners before you apply. IHLFS does not fund Links between ineligible organisations. Activities must be completed within six months of contracting. Please note that the upcoming deadline for Start-up Grant applications is 31st August 2011. If you anticipate that meeting this timeframe will be difficult, please email us at [email protected]

Further Information

If you have any questions about your application, please email [email protected] and THET or British Council will respond. Your local British Council office may also be able to help.