Twitter Q and A event

A note for the diary

Small Charities Challenge Fund applicants: join (or follow) our live SCCF guidance Q&A this Friday 15 June at 2:00pm (BST) with deputy fund director Karen Stephenson.

Follow our Twitter account @UKAidDirect (opens in a new window) and tweet questions using hashtag Q&AidDirect or email

To find out if you are eligible for an SCCF grant and how to apply, visit our dedicated SCCF pages here.

Applying for a UK Aid Direct grant but new to working with DFID?

The UK Aid Direct team has been notified of a course designed for organisations considering applying for a UK Aid Direct grant and other DFID-related funds.

The course is entitled: DFID essentials: funding mechanisms, policies and priorities.

Run by BOND – the UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development – the course will be held on 3 days in London:

  • Tuesday 1 May 2018
  • Monday 25 June 2018
  • Tuesday 16 October 2018

If you are considering applying for a Community Partnership, Impact or Jo Cox Memorial grant in the current funding round, we would recommend attending the workshop on 1 May.

By the end of this course you are expected to be able to:

  • explain DFID’s strategy and priorities clearly and confidently to others in your organisation
  • describe the range of funding mechanisms DFID offers and where to find out about these
  • compare different funds and identify those your organisation could apply for
  • describe key approaches organisations need to follow when working with DFID including theory of change, logical frameworks, value for money, beneficiary feedback, adaptive management
  • identify key steps your organisation must take to be ready to apply for DFID funding

To find out more and book your place see BOND’s website here (opens in a new window).