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.



On International Day of Peace, we are pleased to announce award of a grant to a peacebuilding project

On International Day of Peace, we are pleased to announce the award of an Impact grant to a project delivering in conflict-torn South Sudan

UK Aid Direct grant holders, Saferworld, will be using community security and peacebuilding approaches to improve the safety of communities in South Sudan. Their work supports communities, civil society and local authorities to jointly address peace and security concerns. It looks to encourage community participation (particularly women and youth) in the decision-making processes.

This project hopes to improve the safety of 24,500 direct beneficiaries and 161,595 indirect beneficiaries.

The grant was awarded in the second UK Aid Direct funding round and joins 34 projects that have already been announced.

To view all of the new Impact grant holders click here.

New Community Partnership grant holder announced

UK Aid Direct is pleased to confirm the name of a non-governmental organisation to be awarded a grant in the second UK Aid Direct funding round.

Food for the Hungry UK will be working on a food security and nutrition improvement project in the town of Namatumba, in the eastern region of Uganda.

The 36 month-long project is expected to reduce the incidence of malnutrition in over 3,000 children under the age of 5 and women of reproductive age through:

  • improved nutrition and hygiene practices learned in a care group system;
  • reduced food losses and spoilage, and access to diversified foods using post-harvest handling technology and kitchen gardens;
  • improved access to treatment for acute malnutrition; and by
  • promoting economic empowerment of women using Village Savings and Loan Associations

This grant is in addition to the 3 announced on 7 August 2018 and the 30 announced on 29 May 2018.

Further information on Community Partnership grant holders is available to view here. You can also view the new Impact grant holders here.

The next UK Aid Direct funding round has now closed to applicants. Interested organisations can register to receive UK Aid Direct news HERE.