BMA 2019 Humanitarian Fund now open for applications - celebrating 15 years of sustainable impact on local health

18 April, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that the BMA Humanitarian Fund is celebrating its 15th year supporting sustainable impact on local health. The 2019 funding round launched on 7 April to mark World Health Day and is open for applications until 17 May.

See what past recipients have done with their funding [] and read our blog reflecting on the importance of supporting projects to improve maternal and child health [

We also have new infographic showing the Humanitarian Fund’s reach over the past 15 years [|10000

The BMA Humanitarian Fund is designed to support and encourage the development of new initiatives by helping individuals and multidisciplinary teams to undertake humanitarian projects in low-income countries. Projects must offer clear health benefits to the local population and should have a sustainable impact. We welcome applications from all staff groups, so long as projects are led by a registered health professional who is employed within the UK’s public healthcare system.

The Fund provides grants of up to £3,000 to help with the cost for travel and accommodation. Please note that grants cannot be used to fund equipment, drugs or other incidental expenses.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

The Humanitarian Fund closes on 17 May, but applications are capped at 100 so early application is encouraged!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Kind regards,


Arielle Nylander

Senior Policy Advisor (Global Health)

International & Immigration

Professionalism and Guidance

Policy Directorate

British Medical Association

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