Civil Society Challenge Fund

The Civil Society Challenge Fund (CSCF) has now closed. The final projects completed in 2015.

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The CSCF played an important role in giving poor people a voice in decisions that affect their lives. To maintain our support to this area of work, UK Aid Direct programme objectives were broadened to include some of the initiatives previously covered by the CSCF, particularly empowerment and accountability.

Responsible department

Inclusive Societies Department, Policy Division, Department for International Development

Enquiries about the CSCF

Any questions about the CSCF should be addressed to: