The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development has approved a 4 million British pound ($5.5 million) grant to Bond for International Development through DFID’s new UK Aid Connect funding channel. Part of the award will go toward safeguarding measures in the wake of an ongoing scandal over sexual misconduct in the aid sector.

Bond, which convenes more than 400 nongovernmental organizations working on international development, applied for funding through UK Aid Connect last July.

To date, Bond is the only organization to to be told it has received funding under the scheme and the news came just as Bond concluded its annual two-day conference in London.

UK Aid Connect, which opened for bidding in March last year, will offer funding for programs across a range of thematic areas including disability, child labor, modern slavery, sexual and reproductive health and rights, addressing lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender inclusion, as well as global security and stability.

Read the full article on the new Bond funding to tackle safeguarding by Molly Anders and Sophie Edwards at Devex International Development