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 benefitting from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) project grants.

With these grants, projects addressing disability inclusion, education, health, livelihoods, and WASH will be delivered in 10 countries within Africa and Asia, to 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 (opens in a new window).

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

  • Enhancing the Capacity of Persons with Disability (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window): Enhancing the capacity of young persons with disability through vocational and literacy education and training (in Uganda)
  • Island Hospice and Bereavement Service UK (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window): Piloting a disability inclusive approach to palliative care access in Zimbabwe.

Education

  • A Partner in Education (APIE) (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window): Enhancing quality instruction in pre-primary (EQUIP) phase II (in Rwanda)
  • SeeBeyondBorders UK (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window): Embedding mentoring with District Education Officers in Ek Phnom, Cambodia, to improve primary school teaching and boost student learning. Teacher Training | apartnerineducation A Partner in Education (APIE) (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window): Enhancing quality instruction in pre-primary (EQUIP) phase II (in Rwanda)
  • SeeBeyondBorders UK (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window): Embedding mentoring with District Education Officers in Ek Phnom, Cambodia, to improve primary school teaching and boost student learning.

Health

  • Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window): 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) (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window): Health gain for citizens in Kenya, achieved through higher quality and safer government healthcare
  • Harpenden Spotlight on Africa (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window): Community outreach immunisation and health education programme and maternal delivery clinic services (in Uganda)
  • Hospice Care Kenya (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window): 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 (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window): Mashale Kabotu: scaling community health resilience in rural Zambia.

Livelihoods

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

WASH

  • Christian Engineers in Development (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window): Improving health through water and sanitation in Tharparkar, Pakistan
  • Transform Burkhina (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window): Water, sanitation and hygiene for rural communities in northern Burkina Faso.

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.