The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is a funding opportunity for small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations.
SCCF Project grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of up to two years. Grants are for UK-registered organisations working towards addressing the Global Goals to improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalised.
The applying organisation, or downstream partner, will also need to be registered in the country of delivery for applications to be eligible.
This is a rolling funding opportunity whereby applications are reviewed on a six-monthly basis and can be submitted at any stage.
A PDF guidance document is available to download which provides detailed support on completing the online application. We urge all applicants to read this carefully before applying. The application process for an SCCF Project grant is a one-staged process and all applications must be submitted online via the online portal.
SCCF grant holders can be viewed on our where we work page.
On Tuesday 6 March 2018, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) paid tribute to MP Jo Cox and announced a new £10 million funding opportunity in her memory, the Jo Cox Memorial Grants.
The grants are funded by UK Aid Direct and there are two types:
The grants support projects working across two themes that Jo Cox was passionate about and dedicated her life to:
To be eligible, organisations proposed projects to support the most marginalised in one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or countries FCDO considers to be of high or moderate fragility.
UK Aid Direct Community Partnership grants are funding opportunities of up to £250,000 and are for small non-governmental organisations which are:
When applying for a Community Partnership grant, applicants are required to submit an initial concept note through the online portal. If successful, they are invited to submit a full application.
UK Aid Direct Impact grants are funding opportunities of between £250,001 and £4,000,000 and are for medium sized, non-governmental organisations which are:
When applying for an Impact grant, applicants are required to submit an initial concept note through the online portal. If successful, they are invited to submit a full application.