Newton Fund

We are one of the UK delivery partners for The Newton Fund.

The Newton Fund builds research and innovation partnerships with developing countries across the world, aiming to promote the economic development and social welfare of the partner countries.

It does this through:

  • equitable partnerships with middle-income countries
  • multidisciplinary research based on agreed national strategies
  • nurturing talent and careers with capacity development.

The Newton Fund is part of the UK government’s Official Development Assistance (PDF, 124KB), also known as the UK overseas aid budget or UK Aid.

Find out more

For further information visit the Newton Fund website.


The Newton Fund was launched in 2014, consisting of an annual £75 million investment for five years.

In the 2015 UK Spending Review it was agreed to extend and expand the fund.

The Newton Fund was extended from 2019 to 2021 and the annual £75 million investment was doubled to £150 million by 2021. This will lead to a total UK investment of £735 million, with partner countries providing matched resources.

Last updated: 8 April 2021

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