Further organisations to benefit from the Small Charities Challenge Fund announced

On Thursday 15 November 2018, the Department for International Development (DFID) announced details of further organisations to benefit from the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF).

This follows an announcement made on 27 July 2018, about Monmouth-based charity, Bees for Development. They secured SCCF funding to deliver a livelihoods project in Ethiopia.

As part of the first funding round of this type, these organisations are being awarded grants from the £4 million available to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations. The funding will help organisations to support the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.

See the list of organisations below for full details:

Disability inclusion projects

Global Clubfoot Initiative (Uganda), Legs4Africa (The Gambia)

Education projects

Exeter Ethiopia Link (Ethiopia), Kids Club Kampala (Uganda), Learning for Life Ghana (Ghana), Redearth Education (Uganda)

Health projects

Friends of Kipkelion (Kenya), International Network for Training Education and Research in Burns (Interburns) (Ethiopia), PHOEBE (Zimbabwe), Teams4U (Uganda), Zambia Orphans Aid UK (ZOA) (Zambia)

Livelihoods projects

Bees for Development (Ethiopia), Mbedza Projects Support (Malawi), WasteAid (The Gambia)

Social protection projects

Carers Worldwide (Bangladesh)

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects

Water Works (Malawi)

More information about each project can be viewed on the SCCF grant holder page of this website.

SCCF is a rolling fund and now particularly welcomes applications focused on securing better outcomes for widows, as well as those delivering to the Global Goals. The next review date is Thursday 28 March 2019 at 17:00 (GMT). Learn more in the Small Charities Challenge Fund overview section of the website.



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 UK Aid Direct Learning Products

The UK Aid Direct team is proud to share three new learning products on sustainability, reporting on disability, and beneficiary feedback mechanisms

The first learning product is a paper on sustainability, which looks at what sustainability means and how organisations can develop a sustainable approach.

Click here to read a PDF version of the paper on sustainability.

The second product is the first publication in the User Guide series, a learning resource compiled in collaboration with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Washington Group.

The User Guide is a narrated video, which provides information and advice on how groups can improve reporting on disability.

Watch the video on the UK Aid Direct YouTube channel.

The third product the UK Aid Direct team is proud to share is a recording of a webinar on the importance of using beneficiary feedback mechanisms in project design and implementation. This is a full recording of the webinar, hosted in collaboration with by World Vision.

Watch the video on the UK Aid Direct YouTube channel.