Institutional donors

Tearfund highly values its partnership with institutional donors. Find out more on this page and in our new brochure (January 2018) - Going the Extra Mile - Introducing Tearfund.

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It's a partnership that goes beyond a simple financial arrangement and builds relationships that shape donor and Tearfund thinking, policy and response to relief and development.

In its close partnership with, and understanding of, the local church and church-based organisations, Tearfund is well placed to converse with institutional donors on the role of faith in relief and development.

Working together and shared learning is important, and institutional donors often promote joint northern NGO applications. This in turn encourages networking and harmonisation of Tearfund’s efforts with those of like-minded agencies in the fight against poverty.

Accountability is important, and the often rigorous donor demands for accurate application of funds and measuring and reporting on impact have assisted Tearfund and its national partners to reinforce their processes and systems to emphasise accountability and focus on evidence-based results.

Finally, the grant support that Tearfund and its partners receive from institutional donors has become increasingly important in our work to reduce suffering and bring hope to those most vulnerable in society. The programmes and actions supported by institutional donors are extensive and make a vital contribution to tackling poverty in a wider partnership with other donors, Tearfund supporters, partner organisations and the local communities themselves.

As part of our funding agreements with DFID and in line with our commitments to be accountable and transparent we are currently publishing data compliant to the transparency standards of the International Aid Transparency Initiative.

IATI aims to make information about aid spending easier to access, understand and compare. Donor and developing country governments, other International NGOs, and multilateral institutions are uploading data in a common format to make data across the sector comparable.

The information that we publish relates to our institutionally funded projects overseas and includes information such as the project title, a short description of the project, the country in which it is located, and the start and end dates. Also included is financial information such as expenditure, budgets, future financial projections and where the money for the project is coming from. We update project information each quarter.

Our latest set of Tearfund internationally comparable data has been published through the International Aid Transparency Initiative Registry in line with IATI standards and can be accessed through the IATI website.

Disclaimer: The views expressed on this webpage do not necessarily reflect the views of the donors mentioned.

Tearfund’s partnerships include the following institutional donors:

Belgian Government 

British Government - DFID (website)

  • DFID – Civil Society Challenge Fund
  • DFID – Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Department
  • DFID – Country Offices

Canadian Foodgrains Bank in partnership with World Relief Canada (website)

Canadian International Development Agency - CIDA (website)

  • Bilateral
  • Humanitarian Assistance Programme

Dutch Government - Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with Tear Netherlands

  • Buitenlandse Zaken - Buza

European Union

Irish Government - Irish Aid (website) in partnership with Tearfund Ireland

  • Irish Aid – Civil Society Fund
  • Irish Aid - Relief

Island States of Jersey

Isle of Man (website)

Scottish Government

  • International Development (website)

United Nations

  • UNICEF
  • World Food Programme
  • Food and Agriculture Organisation (website)

United States Government

  • USAID (website)
  • USAID – OFDA (website)
  • USAID – Faith-Based and Community Initiative (website)
  • PEPFAR - New Partners Initiative (website)
  • State Department - PRM (website)

Welsh Assembly Government (website)

  • International Development (website)
  • World Bank (website)
  • AIDS Strategy and Action Plan (ASAP)

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