- Department for International Development
- 5 July 2017
- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia Ghana, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
- Agriculture, Climate change, Disabilities, Education, Empowerment and accountability Environment, Girls and women, Health, Livelihoods, Peace and access to justice, Technology, Trade, and Water and sanitation
- Eligible organisations:
- Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), UK-based non-profit organisations, and UK-based small and diaspora organisations
- Value of funding:
- Up to £100,000
A new challenge fund designed to strengthen grassroots development organisations working with the poor, vulnerable and most marginalised.
Making grants available to support and strengthen the work of small UK registered not-for-profit organisations working in priority countries, to help enhance their capacity and efforts to tackle poverty, and towards achieving the Global Goals.
Grants of up to £50,000 will be available for projects of up to 2 years.
The first assessment will take place in October 2017 and all applications will be reviewed on a 6-monthly basis thereafter.
What the fund will achieve:
The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) will support Britain’s small not-for-profit groups to scale-up and increase the reach and efficiency of their projects.
How to apply
All applicants will need to:
- register online to apply
- complete an eligibility assessment
- complete a full application online
Applications for funding can be submitted from 5 July 2017 at www.ukaiddirect.org.
Background information on the fund
The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is part of UK Aid Direct, DFID’s main fund for small and medium sized civil society organisations (CSOs). UK Aid Direct operates in the lowest 50 countries in the Human Development Index and in countries DFID considers to be of high or moderate fragility. Grants of up to £50,000 will be available for projects of up to 2 years.
For further information about UK Aid Direct, please contact the Fund Management team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published: 5 July 2017
Countries: Afghanistan Bangladesh Burma Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia Ghana Kenya Kyrgyzstan Liberia Malawi Mozambique Nepal Nigeria The Occupied Palestinian Territories Pakistan Rwanda Sierra Leone Somalia Sudan South Sudan Tajikistan Tanzania Uganda Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
Sector: Agriculture Climate change Disabilities Education Empowerment and accountability Environment Girls and women Health Livelihoods Peace and access to justice Technology Trade Water and sanitation
Value of funding: Up to £100,000