The Global Poverty Action Fund's Community Partnership Window allows small, UK-based organisations to put forward innovative ideas in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals to help the poorest people around the world.
The bidding process has now opened and closes on 9 July 2013.
The local MP commented: "I know there are large numbers of individuals and organisations in South Basildon and East Thurrock who spend a lot of time and effort supporting those most in need around the world. The Community Partnership Window of the Global Poverty Action Fund allows them to put forward their ideas to help people the poorest parts of the globe with successful projects receiving funding to turn their vision into reality."
Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, added: "This fund is aimed at giving smaller charities and groups the opportunity to support the UK's development efforts around the world. I encourage any organisation that has an idea for delivering real, positive change to those most in need to submit a bid."
For further information and to submit your idea, click here.