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.

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.