Don’t miss the Small Charities Challenge Fund webinar

To support applicants of the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) from the Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Aid Direct team is hosting a webinar.

This will take place on Thursday 8 March at 11.00 am.

During the webinar the UK Aid Direct team will share a presentation on the application process and then a question and answer session will follow.

We encourage organisations to check our eligibility page prior to registering for the webinar.

To register please follow this link (opens in a new window).

Guidance documents are also available for the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) here. These include guidance on eligibility, finances, and project design support, together with further printable guidance on the following topics:

  • value for money
  • beneficiary feedback
  • gender
  • definition of marginalised
  • top tips for applicants
  • what having a DFID grant entails
  • reporting on disability

To find out more about Small Charities Challenge Fund grants, please click here.

SWIDN to host a value-for-money event

The South West International Development Network (SWIDN) is hosting a UK Aid Direct value-for-money event on Wednesday 21 February in Bristol.

Sign up to the event to find out more about UK Aid Direct, the UK Aid Direct VFM manifesto, and the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF).

Deputy fund director Karen Stephenson, will be presenting and discussing:

  • The UK Aid Direct approach in measuring VFM
  • What extent UK Aid Direct influences DFID in defining VFM and how
  • What UK Aid Direct’s key criteria is when reviewing proposals
  • How UK Aid Direct monitors value-for-money approaches across programmes
  • Examples of a fully embedded VFM approach in one project
  • The big dilemma: is VFM a predominantly quantitative or qualitative approach?
  • What are the challenges to compare over time, similar VFM quantitative indicators across different contexts?

There will also be time for a Q&A and discussion.

The free event takes place on Wednesday 21 February, from 10am – 11.30am approximately, in the ground floor meeting room at Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE.
To find out more and book your place, follow this LINK to SWIDN’s events page.

You can also view the UK Aid Direct VFM manifesto in our Women for Women International Case Study here.