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UK Aid Direct portal


Fund update

As all current UK Aid Direct projects will finish by the summer of 2023, this website and all its content - including guidance materials and learning resources - will no longer be updated or available after 31 August 2023.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is considering its future approach to central funding for civil society, including funding for small and medium-sized CSOs working in partnership with local actors. Ongoing engagement with our partners will be key to shaping this and will begin in due course. For any further information on UK Aid Direct, please visit’s page on the UK Aid Direct fund.

Accessing SMILE

If you are a UK Aid Direct grant holder, you will be able to continue to access this portal as normal to submit any outstanding claims and reports up until 31 August.


Technical tips

  • Only login to the portal via one device at a time. If you login on two computers at the same time your application information may not save correctly
  • The online portal works on the latest versions of Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 
  • If you are having problems accessing the form, we recommend you try to access the portal via Google Chrome
  • If you continue to experience issues please contact