FIDI Charity Project Selection Process

FIDI's next charity project

The FIDI Charity Project selection process provides FIDI Affiliates with a unique opportunity to nominate charity projects that are close to their heart, where the FIDI Community can make a tangible difference to the lives of those most in need. The selected project will span three years of dedicated fundraising within the FIDI Community, and as demonstrated by past projects, the impact on the lives of those benefiting from the project will change immeasurably, for the better.

FIDI recently invited its Affiliates to nominate charities close to their heart. In total 18 projects meeting the strict guidelines below were received. The FIDI Charity Committee, led by the FIDI 39 Club, are now assessing the nominated projects and will shortlist two charities in the coming weeks. The shortlisted projects will then be interviewed and required to share  indepth information. FIDI's next charity project will be announced in October 2019.

1. About the beneficiary organisation:

The organisation who would receive funding from FIDI must be a charity which is registered or recognised by a public body in the country where it is located.

2. Eligibility of the project

The FIDI Charity supports charitable projects whose key focus is to deliver a tangible difference to people in need – adults or children – who are disadvantaged by poverty or disability or who are otherwise marginalised.

The following are examples of focus areas and qualities of eligible projects:

  • Support the needs of low-income people;
  • Enhance the quality of life of people (particularly people / children with life-limiting medical conditions of for whom the experience of childhood has been disrupted by hard circumstances);
  • Implement solutions to issues of hunger and nutrition for underserved communities;
  • Empower people to overcome adverse circumstances and/or providing equal access to human rights;
  • Address housing and sanitation needs;
  • Have a strong environmental theme (as long as it delivers benefits to people)

Particular attention will be paid to projects which create opportunities for long-term impact.

3. Transparency and accountability

The project has to be highly transparent:

  • At least 60% of the funds are utilised for aid and programming vs. administration, salaries and fundraising;
  • The charity is willing to share its financial records and can evidence prudent financial management;
  • The charity must have an independent board of directors;
  • The project must be reported on periodically

4. The FIDI Charity generally does not fund:

  • Organisations or programmes that discriminate on any basis
  • Organisations or programmes that are funded by government
  • Efforts to promote specific political and/or religious beliefs
  • Major research projects
  • Any litigation that is underway, contemplated, or completed
  • Direct grants to individuals
  • International travel or individual travel/study grants
  • Projects which expose humans or animals to potential harm or danger

5. Selection process of the FIDI Charity:

The FIDI Charity focus has a 3-year scope. Together, we as the FIDI community have the opportunity to continue to change lives around the world, for the better, forever. 

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please email charity@fidi.org.