New Small Charities Challenge Fund guidance

On Wednesday 30 January, UK Aid Direct Fund Director Karen Stephenson hosted a guidance webinar for applicants considering applying for a Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) grant. She was joined by Head of Fiduciary Risk, David Bailes.

To listen to the recording and download the presentation, visit the SCCF Guidance section of the website, and open the Presentations section.

The next review deadline for receiving Small Charities Challenge Fund applications is 28 March at 17:00 (GMT).

To find out more about SCCF grants, visit our dedicated SCCF pages.

Webinar for Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) applicants

On Wednesday 30 January from 11:30 – 12:30am (GMT), deputy fund director Karen Stephenson will be hosting a guidance webinar for applicants considering applying for a Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) grant. Following the webinar there will be a question and answer session.

You will need to register for the event in advance.

Applications will need to be submitted by Thursday 28 March 2019 at 17:00 (GMT) to be considered for funding.

To find out which organisations have been successful in securing SCCF grants and to learn more about the opportunity, as well as what makes a good SCCF application, visit our dedicated SCCF pages.

First 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 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 the UKAidDirect 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.