Guidance: UK aid - standards for using the logo

Department For International Development

April 26
23:15 2023

Standards for use of the UK aid logo


Use of the UK Aid logo is changing

Find out more about this and the new UK International Development brand.

UK Aid logo

The UK aid branding guidance provides essential information for UK government departments and their implementing partners on when, where and how they should be using the UK aid logo on programmes funded by UK Official Development Assistance, or ODA, money (the UK governments aid budget). This guidance, dated May 2018, supercedes the previous Standards for use of the UK aid logo, dated June 2014.

All ODA-funded programmes led by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) are required to use the UK aid logo in accordance with the UK aid branding guidance available to download from this page.

UK government departments other than FCDO

UK government departments other than FCDO may use the UK aid logo on their ODA-funded programmes but permission must first be sought by contacting Artwork will only be provided once approval to use UK aid branding has been given.

FCDO implementing partners

Implementing partners delivering FCDO-led programmes can request the artwork for the UK aid logo files once they have agreed branding arrangements with FCDO, in accordance with the branding guidance.

To request the logo files, please send an email to with the subject heading: Request for UK aid logo.

In your email, please provide:

  • your name
  • the name of your organisation
  • the name of a contact person in FCDO and the programme your request relates to
  • a sentence to explain why the logo is required and where it will appear

Implementing partners working with UK government departments other than FCDO can obtain the logo files from their contact at the relevant government department, once FCDO has granted permission for use.

For further advice, please contact FCDOs Corporate Communications team at

Published 25 June 2012
Last updated 27 April 2023 +show all updates
  1. Updated with a link to new guidance on the UK International Development brand.

  2. UK aid branding guidance updated.

  3. Guidance updated as of 1 July 2014.

  4. First published.

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