A further three organisations have secured Small Charities Challenge Fund grants

We are pleased to announce that Cerebral Palsy Africa, the Lorna Young Foundation and Mosaik Education have all been awarded Small Charities Challenge Fund grants. These are in addition to the 13 most recent organisations that were announced by the Department for International Development (DFID) on 1 March 2019.

Just over 50,000 of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable are expected to benefit from the work of these projects, with three of the UN’s Global Goals – No Poverty , Quality Education  and Reduced Inequalities – specifically being supported here.

In more detail:

Disability Inclusion project (in Ghana)

Cerebral Palsy Africa’s 24-month project Enabling education for children with cerebral palsy in Ghana will work with the University of Education in Winneba to train special education teachers to create accessible classrooms for children with cerebral palsy. Teachers will be supported to provide educational activities and supportive devices to meet the children’s needs.

The parents and wider community will also be supported to reduce the stigma and increase the understanding around the needs – and benefits of – educating children with cerebral palsy.

Agriculture project (in Ghana)

Lorna Young Foundation’s 18-month long project is also being delivered in Ghana and is expected to provide training and resources to 50,000 smallholder farmers through radio.

The new Farmers Voice Radio project will work with female farmers working in shea butter production.These often isolated farmers, will be supported to sell their produce for a good price, to mitigate the impact of climate change, and to improve business and livelihood sustainability.

Education project (in Lebanon)

Mosaik Education’s 18-month project Dardachat Lebanon Expansion will support over 200 young Syrian refugees in Lebanon to access tertiary education and enable them to reach their potential. It will provide digital and face-to-face psychosocial support to the refugees and establish peer-to-peer mentorship between existing and prospective Syrian students.

More information about Small Charities Challenge Fund grants can be found on our dedicated SCCF page.

SCCF is currently closed to applications whilst we plan for the next phase of the fund. Further information will be published in due course, but you can keep up to date with the latest news by following UK Aid Direct on Twitter and Facebook.

Find out more about our new organisations to benefit from the Small Charities Challenge Fund grants

On Friday 1 March 2019, the Department for International Development (DFID) shared details of further organisations to benefit from the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF).

These 13 organisations are being awarded grants of up to £50,000. The funding will help organisations to support the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.

The projects delivered by the charities and not-for-profit organisations will all work towards supporting the objectives of the Global Goals.

See the list of organisations below for details:

Disability inclusion projects

EdUKaid (Tanzania).

Education projects

Act On It (Sierra Leone), Future First Global (Pakistan), Teach2Teach International (Ghana), Education and Skills Development Group (Somaliland), Hay2Timbuktu (Mali), A Partner in Education (Rwanda), Baynards Zambia Trust (Zambia).

Health projects

On Call Africa SCIO (Zambia) and Knowledge for Change (Uganda).

SRHR projects

The Hunger Project (Uganda).

Livelihoods projects

WasteAid UK (Kenya).

Ending modern day slavery

Rosie May Foundation (Nepal).

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

SCCF is the first DFID fund specifically for small charities and was set up in response to the Civil Society Partnership Review which found that smaller UK charities haven’t always had the opportunity to work with DFID. It is a rolling fund and welcomes applications for projects strengthening the capacity of grassroots organisations by working with the poor, vulnerable and most marginalised, carrying out work in priority countries aimed at achieving the Global Goals.

At present we particularly welcome applications focused on securing better outcomes for widows.

The next review date for applications is Thursday 28 March 2019 at 17:00 (GMT). Learn more in the Small Charities Challenge Fund overview.

 

Guidance for new UK Aid Direct funding round

A new  UK Aid Direct funding round was announced on 18 January with both Community Partnership and Impact grant opportunities. The guidance has now been updated on our website and can be found in the links above.

A webinar providing additional guidance will be held on Tuesday 26 February and registration is required in advance. Existing grant holders Send a Cow and AbleChildAfrica will be joining Fund Director Karen Stephenson to share their experiences of submitting an application.  A recording of the webinar will be available to download after the event.

The application portal will open on Monday 4 March and the deadline for submissions will be Wednesday 17 April.

Do refer to the guidance and FAQs for each grant type if you have any queries or contact ukaiddirect@manniondaniels.com.

A leaflet can be downloaded from this website also.