14 charities receive Small Charities Challenge Fund grants

Categories: Funding announcements, Small Charities
10 February 2021


We are pleased to be able to share the names of 14 UK-registered, grassroots charities that have recently started implementing their projects.

The awarded charities will be using their Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) project grants from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) to address disability inclusion, education, health, livelihoods, and WASH. The projects will be delivered in 10 countries within Africa and Asia, and are designed improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalised.

SCCF grants are for up to £50,000 and are designed to support projects of up to two years duration, working to address the Global Goals.

A group of children actively taking part in a song or dance. Photo credit: Tushinde Children's Trust, SCCF grant holders
Photo credit: Tushinde Children’s Trust. Their SCCF funded project aims to harness technology to build on and improve the organisation’s existing early work to prevent family breakdown in the Mathare and Kiambu slums in Kenya.

The charities receiving these grants are listed alphabetically below and grouped thematically:

Disability inclusion


  • A Partner in Education (APIE): Enhancing quality instruction in pre-primary (EQUIP) phase II (in Rwanda)
  • SeeBeyondBorders UK: Embedding mentoring with District Education Officers in Ek Phnom, Cambodia, to improve primary school teaching and boost student learning.


  • Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust: Empowering communities and health systems to address health related suffering in host and humanitarian settings through capacity building and integration (in Uganda)
  • Future Health Africa (FHA): Health gain for citizens in Kenya, achieved through higher quality and safer government healthcare
  • Harpenden Spotlight on Africa: Community outreach immunisation and health education programme and maternal delivery clinic services (in Uganda)
  • Hospice Care Kenya: Improving quality of life of people affected by cancer and life-limiting illness through community-led palliative care in the rural counties of Siaya and Kajiado and in the urban slums of Nairobi (Kenya)
  • On Call Africa: Mashale Kabotu: scaling community health resilience in rural Zambia.


  • Building Empowerment: Rural Economic Engagement in Life (BEREEL): Building micro business resilience and empowerment in rural Gambia
  • Hello World: Community-led technology hubs launching connectivity, education, training, employment and driving transformational change (Nepal)
  • Tushinde Children’s Trust: Ensuring no family is left behind: Using tech to increase depth (in Kenya).


SCCF project grants have remained open for applications since 2017. After the current funding round deadline of 25 March 2021, the round will close for applications. To find out more, visit the SCCF application page.

Photo credit: Harpenden Spotlight on Africa. Their SCCF project aims to increase immunisation coverage and improve maternal care in Bukasakya sub-county in Uganda, an impoverished area largely populated by internally displaced persons and refugees.