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Development grants

Development grants contribute to Concern’s long-term work tackling extreme poverty and hunger. Trusts and foundations support a wide range of Concern’s programmes in the areas of nutrition, health, livelihoods, and education, as well as integrated approaches such as our Graduation programme, which supports families to “graduate” from extreme poverty for good.

We work with the most vulnerable communities in many of the world’s poorest and most fragile states that are at greatest risk from conflict and disaster. This means that the trusts and foundations that donate to our development work can be assured that their donations make a real difference to some of the hardest-to-reach people in areas with the greatest need.

Nutrition and health

Our nutrition and health work takes a comprehensive approach to ending hunger. We deliver food aid directly to those who need it most, and we also work with communities to identify and treat acutely malnourished children. We pioneered the innovative Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Surge approach to strengthen health services and communities to manage surges in malnutrition, driven by disasters or seasonal changes. At the same time, Concern supports families to grow and prepare a more diverse range of nutritious food, even in constrained circumstances. We also run innovative programmes on water, sanitation, and hygiene, a key part of improving maternal and child health.



Boys attend class at a school near Mogadishu. It was constructed and is run by Concern Worldwide. The school has some 1250 students. The school is totally free, Concern provide students with uniforms, books and education material. Photo: Marco Gualazzini / Concern Worldwide
Boys attend class at a Concern run school near Mogadishu. Photo: Marco Gualazzini/ Concern Worldwide
A nutrition center run by Concern Worldwide at Weydow, on the Afgoi Corridor, just outside Mogadishu in Somalia. Numbers of arrivals have been steadily increasing in recent weeks. as has the severity of cases of malnutrition. Photo: Concern Worldwide
A nutrition center run by Concern Worldwide at Weydow, Somalia. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Halimo Hassan (1 year and 2 months) and mother Khayro Ali Hassan in a remote health centre in Filtu, Somali Region. Halimo is being treated for severe acute malnutrition with the support of International NGO Concern Worldwide. Ethiopia. Photo: Jennifer Nolan/ Concern Worldwide
Halimo and mother Khayro Ali Hassan in a remote health centre in Filtu, Somali Region, Ethiopia. Photo: Jennifer Nolan/ Concern Worldwide
Kazadi wa Mwamba Charlotte, 40, a widow and mother of 7, pictured with four of them at her house in Manono, DRC. She is participating in Concern's graduation program. Photo: Kieran McConville/Concern Worldwide
Kazadi wa Mwamba Charlotte, on the graduation programme, pictured at her house in Manono, DRC. Photo: Kieran McConville/Concern Worldwide

All trusts that donate to our long-term development work will receive a personal acknowledgement, and will have the chance to see the impact of their work through our newsletters, annual report, and regular publications. A dedicated member of staff will work with you to provide you with all the information you require throughout your time supporting Concern.

Trusts that want to engage in a more personalised relationship, and are able to make a larger donation, can also expect:


Exclusive events

The opportunity to attend a range of exclusive events where you can learn about the latest developments at Concern and meet like-minded supporters, senior staff members and inspirational speakers, and


Travel opportunities

To find out how you can work with Concern to support the world’s poorest people to make lasting improvements in their lives, please contact our trusts and foundations team.

How your donation is used

Overseas programmes

78.9% of your donation goes towards our emergency response and long-term development work, working together with people living in the most difficult situations, rebuilding and transforming lives, livelihoods and communities.

Eliza Manjolo in her shop in Nsanje, Malawi Photo: Chris Gagnon/Concern Worldwide
  • 16.7%


    This is money spent to raise funds for Concern’s work.

  • 4%

    Policy, advocacy and campaigns

    We invest money to campaign, lobby governments, run petitions and put pressure on decision-makers to tackle the underlying causes of extreme poverty and push for change.

  • 0.4%


    Funds spent to ensure Concern is compliant and adheres to the highest standards.

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