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Girls Education Challenge - New Funding Window

So far, the Girls’ Education Challenge has reached over one million marginalised girls. But the GEC wants to reach more. On 7 July, the Secretary of State for International Development announced £100 million of further funding for the Girls’ Education Challenge.

This provides an exciting opportunity to continue the work to support some of the world’s most marginalised girls and to stretch the GEC ambition to ‘leave no one behind’.

For more information, please refer to the following:

Leave no girl behind flyer (PDF, 2.02MB, 2 pages)
Leave no girl behind key messages (PDF, 260KB, 2 pages)
Leave no girl behind overview presentation (PDF, 1.75MB, 20 pages)

The Girls' Education Challenge are looking for organisations who can develop new and innovative solutions, or scale up successful existing interventions, to deliver quality education and skills to the hardest to reach girls in order to improve their overall life chances. Applications from individual organisations, or consortia, representing the non-profit and private sectors are welcomed. 

The Girls' Education Challenge invites applicants to outline their proposed intervention, its planned duration and expected costs in a high-level Concept Note. The Concept Note template will go live in mid-November 2016. The deadline for submitting concept notes will be 20 December 2016. 

Short-listed applicants will then be invited to submit a Full Proposal in March 2017.

For any information about this funding window, including to register your interest to receive access to the online Concept Note template and accompanying guidance, please e-mail


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