Existing Community Partnership and Impact grant holders were given the opportunity to apply for additional UK Aid Direct funding to scale up their responses to COVID-19.
The UK Government’s challenge fund was designed to support charities on preparedness, mitigation, and response to the primary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and 33 applications were approved.
The grants of up to £45,000 for Community Partnership grant holders (small non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and up to £200,000 for Impact grant holders (medium-sized, NGOs), are being used to support existing projects in 16 countries – including Nepal, Tanzania and Sudan – over a six-month time period.
Community engagement and awareness raising, education, food distribution and nutrition, health systems and income support, as well as WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), are all areas the charities are focusing on.
More details around the impact these grants are having will be shared on this website over the coming months.