Announcement of new grant award for peace-building

On International Day of Peace, we are pleased to confirm that an Impact grant has been awarded to a project delivering in conflict-torn South Sudan

UK Aid Direct grant holders, Saferworld, will be using community security and peacebuilding approaches to improve the safety of communities in South Sudan.

Their work supports civil society, communities,  and local authorities to jointly address peace and security concerns.

It looks to encourage community participation (particularly women and youth) in the decision-making processes.

This project hopes to improve the safety of 24,500 direct beneficiaries and 161,595 indirect beneficiaries.

The grant was awarded in the second UK Aid Direct funding round and joins 34 projects that have already been announced.

To view all of the new Impact grant holders click here.

Date for the diary: free webinar

On Thursday 27 September at 11:00am (BST), UK Aid Direct grant holders Carers Worldwide (opens in a new window) will be sharing learnings from their project entitled:

‘Improving the physical and mental health, promoting social inclusion and increasing the household income of 1,500 carers of mentally ill individuals in Nepal.’

They will talk about the challenges, as well as the opportunities of engaging with local government.

The presentation will open at the end to allow for questions from the audience.

Register your interest today to be part of the webinar.

A recording of the webinar will be made available after the event.

New Small Charities Challenge Fund guidance recording now available

On Tuesday 4 September deputy fund director Karen Stephenson hosted a guidance webinar for applicants considering applying for a Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) grant. She was joined by head of fiduciary risk, David Bailes.

To listen to the recording and download the presentation, visit the SCCF Guidance section of the website, and click down to Presentations.

The Small Charities Challenge Fund remains an open funding round, with applications reviewed 6-monthly. The next review date is Thursday 27 September at 17:00.

To find out more about grants, visit our dedicated SCCF pages here.