UK Space Agency

The International Partnership Programme (IPP) uses the UK Space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver a sustainable, economic or societal benefit to developing countries. 

IPP partners with developing countries to use space solutions to solve their specific development challenges, and in doing so increase their capacity. As a secondary objective, IPP will contribute to the continued strength of the UK’s space sector; building on the unique strengths that the sector has in terms of services and technology to deliver the aid objectives. Projects within IPP span a range of themes including reducing deforestation, disaster response, land-use monitoring, reducing maritime problems and deploying renewable energy.

The UK Space Agency provides grants of between 50-100% (depending on the size and type of establishment) for organisations to run projects over the course of the five-year programme which provide practical and measurable effects to people living in developing countries.