List Of Approved NGOs In Uganda

List Of Approved NGOs In Uganda

A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit group that functions independently of any government. NGOs, sometimes called civil societies, are organized on community, national and international levels to serve a social or political goal such as humanitarian causes or the environment.

Here are the List Of Approved NGOs In Uganda

Uganda Volunteers for Peace – NGO

Kibuye Kampala
Mr. Semakula Stuart

+256 772 402201,

Access Youth Initiative Uganda – NGO


Masaka Association of Disabled Persons Living with HIV&AIDS (MADIPHA) – NGO

P. O BOx 1232
Musisi Richard


Rwenzori Youth Initiatives for Development (RWEYIDA) – NGO

Nyakasanga West ,Nyamwamba Division, Kasese Municipality, P.O Box 254,Kasese
Baluku Eri

+256 782347120,

sarojini devi memorial society – NGO

savalyapuram (p.o),(m.d)
Peteti Naga Komali


Volunteering Uganda – NGO

volunteering uganda


Where are NGOs registered in Uganda?

The National Bureau for NGOs of Ministry of Internal Affairs is the regulatory entity mandated to monitor, regulate and coordinate the activities of all NGOs in Uganda. The Bureau maintains an updated register of the NGOs permitted to operate in the country and regularly releases the register to the public.

How much does it cost to register an NGO in Uganda?

Under the regulations – the Non-Governmental Organizations Regulations (2017) (“NGO Registration Regulations”) – the registration application for a local NGO requires a fee of 100,000 Ugandan Shillings (approximately $28), while the application of a foreign company requires a fee of 520,000 Ugandan shillings.

Who registers NGOs in Uganda?

the NGO Bureau

The Non-Governmental Organizations Act, 2016 mandates the NGO Bureau to register and maintain an up-to-date register of all NGOs in Uganda. NGOs are registered under five different categories namely Indigenous, Regional, Continental, Foreign and International.

What are the requirements for registering an NGO in Uganda?

Registration of NGO

  1. The organization should write a letter to or visit the Secretary NGO Board specifying the area of their operation. This is what will be printed on the permit once granted.
    • Note :All Lawyers, consultants are advised to come with at least one of the officials of the organization being represented. The Secretariat will not welcome documents without their officials
  2. The application form A can be downloaded from the ministry of interior affairs (MIA) website portal,please read through the instruction carefully and fill the application form accurately Application
  3. Fill Form A which should be duly completed and signed by at least two promoters. The names of the promoters should be printed in front of their signatures on the form. Promoters are the owners of the organization
  4. The Organization should bring all its papers/application on a Spring Manila File Cover.
  5. On the cover of file, please print in Capital Letters the names of the organization, the address/Box number and telephone contacts in case you are required to appear before the NGO Board.
  6. Every organization should reserve its name with the Registrar General’s Office at the Ministry of Justice. This is done to make sure that no other organization will use your names or the name of the organization is free to be used by you. In case of subsequent change of names, a reservation must be done again
  7. The NGO Board sits once every month, to verify and process all the applications from varies NGO’s applicants,

Issuance of certificate of Registration

  1. If the NGO application has complied with the requirements for registration, the Bureau shall issue a certificate of registration to the organization.
  2. The certificate of registration shall be in Form B prescribed in the schedule and shall indicate the name, registration number and the date of registration of the organization.
  3. Collection of Permits/Incorporation Certificates is by any official of the organization after a month of lodging its papers. Any other parties sent for that purpose should have authority letters from the organization.


  • Every Constitution must in addition to other requirements have a dissolution clause.
  • When an organization closes down (even temporarily) the NGO Board should be informed.

Required Documents

Registration of NGOs incorporated within Uganda
An application for registration of an NGO shall be in Form A and accompanied by:

  • a certified copy of a certificate of incorporation;
  • a copy of the Organization’s governing documents;
  • a chart showing the governance structure;
  • proof of payment of the prescribed fee;
  • source of funding of the activities of the organization;
  • a copies of valid identification document for at least two founder members
  • Minutes and resolutions of the members authorizing the organization to register with the Bureau;
  • a statement complying with section 45 of the Act( staffing);
  • a recommendation from
  • DNMC where the headquarters are located;
  • A line ministry or a Government department or agency;
  • The application for registration of an organization shall be signed by at least two founder members

Registration of NGOs incorporated outside Uganda

Any NGO incorporated outside Uganda shall apply to the Bureau for registration in Form N and the application shall be accompanied by:-

  • Proof of payment of prescribed fees
  • a certified copy of certificate of incorporation from the country of origin;
  • a certified copy of its constitution, or charter, or memorandum of association, or any other documents governing the NGO;
  • a certified copy of resolution authorizing registration in Uganda;
  • a certificate of good conduct of the signatories to the resolution in sub regulation 3(d) or at least two board members of the NGO;
  • a curriculum vitae of at least two board members of the NGO;
  • a recommendation from their government or missions accredited to Uganda;
  • a recommendation from the ministry of foreign affairs in Uganda;
  • a chart showing its organizational structure as stipulated in its governing documents;
  • a copy of valid identification document for at least two board members;
  • a work plan and budget or strategic plan for the organization;
  • a statement complying with section 45 of the Act (staffing);
  • a recommendation from;
  • DNMC where its headquarters will be located;
  • and the responsible ministry or ministries or government or department or agency.

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Internal Affairs,
Plot 75 Jinja Road P.o.Box 7191, Kampala (U)
Tel: +256-414-341556

Uganda Registration Services Bureau
Plot 5 George Street, Georgian House
P.O.Box 6848 Kampala Uganda 
URSB General Line: +256 414 233 219
Registrar General: +256 414 235 915
Fax: fax Line: +256 414 250 712
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