The Department for International Development (DFID) is not providing any direct assistance to the construction of a new mosque in Musa Qala. The mosque is being delivered by the Government of Afghanistan's Ministry for Rural Rehabilitation and Development with funding provided by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan and the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Lashkar Gah.
The Department for International Development (DFID) has entered in to one contract with a non-governmental organisation (NGO) for a development project in Helmand. The NGO, which would prefer to remain nameless for security reasons, received a grant of £999,447 to support an agricultural development programme which began in August 2007. In addition, DFID funding is supporting through the Government of Afghanistan the Bangladeshi NGO BRAC, to undertake community development and microfinance projects in Helmand, and the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) to establish credit unions.