Partnership Funding


Partnership Funding is a core component of the REACH programme, representing 30% of the total REACH budget.  REACH Partnership funding grants are designed to support novel approaches to water security and poverty research and policy that complement our core research.

They are targeted at African and Asian based institutions beyond Kenya, Ethiopia and Bangladesh, and promote the co-production of approaches, tools and technologies relevant for policy-makers, practitioners, civil society organisations and enterprises.

Catalyst Grants - Call 1

Twelve projects were initially funded through our Catalyst grants, working on projects in eleven countries in Africa and South Asia

Accelerated Grants

Based on the successes of the first call of Catalyst grants we awarded additional funding to five projects to expand their work

Credit: Tobin Jones
Exploring Inequalities Grants

REACH is commissioning studies exploring socio-economic inequalities and marginality issues in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Kenya


REACH and the Urban Sanitation Research Initiative (led by WSUP) are commissioning research to study citizen and decision-maker attitudes to water pollution in Bangladesh

UK Department for International Development Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

‘Access to water is a defining challenge for the 21st century. The UK has already helped 43 million people to access clean water, but there is far more to be done.’

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