CAFOD’s Development Education Fund aims to provide support for groups and organisations involved in global justice education work in England and Wales in order to further CAFOD’s strategic goals and education priorities.
The Fund:

  • supports education and campaigning work where CAFOD has not the resources to reach.
  • funds innovation and ‘risk’.
  • is building a portfolio of good practice so that CAFOD and its networks can learn, share and hone competencies in delivering education work.

The aim of the fund is to provide support for groups in order to further our strategic goals and education priorities.

CAFOD only consider funding applications for projects and programmes that:

  • Can demonstrate that their goals and outcomes are in line with CAFOD’s Vision, Mission and Values, educational aims and priorities.
  • Have clearly defined and deliverable outcomes.
  • Have a commitment to equal opportunities and have sound (ethical) employment practices, i.e. staff involved in the project or programme are paid at least the national minimum wage and have acceptable standards and conditions of employment.
  • Demonstrate the involvement of beneficiaries in the project or organisation.
  • Can provide evidence that there is demand or need for the work and it is not duplicating the efforts of other groups or organisations.
  • Where there is a local focus, have discussed the project’s aims, outcomes and activities with a CAFOD Diocesan Manager. Information on our Diocesan Offices can be found at Website:
  • Have a link to CAFOD’s work and/or the Catholic Community in England and Wales
  • Have clear target audiences.

CAFOD can support both specific project and core funding.  Large Grants - Only for projects based in England & Wales applying for more than £3,000. Average grant awarded is between £5,000 and £10,000

Application Forms: Available to download from the website.


Large Grants - Applications are open till September 30th                                                                           

Small Grants - Only for projects based in England & Wales applying for less than £3,000. Applications can be submitted throughout the year.

Contact: Development Education Fund Administrator, CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB Tel: 020 7095 5317  Fax: 020 7733 6765 Email: [email protected]