New organisations to benefit from the Small Charities Challenge Fund grants


Categories: Funding announcements, Small Charities
28 February 2019

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

These 13 organisations are being awarded grants of up to £50,000 and 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 (opens in a new window).

See the list of organisations below for details:

Disability inclusion projects

EdUKaid (link to charity’s website) Tanzania

Education projects

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

Health projects

On Call Africa SCIO (link to charity’s website) (Zambia) and Knowledge for Change (link to charity’s website) (Uganda).

Sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) projects

The Hunger Project (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window) (Uganda).

Livelihoods projects

WasteAid UK (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window) (Kenya).

Ending modern day slavery

Rosie May Foundation (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window) (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.