Five organisations receive Small Charities Challenge Fund Capacity Development Grants

Categories: Funding announcements
16 February 2021


We are pleased to announce that five organisations have received Small Charities Challenge Fund Capacity Development Grants.

In September 2019, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office announced a new one-off funding opportunity under the Small Charities Challenge Fund.

These grants – worth up to £100,000 – are designed for expert civil society organisations and networks, who can build capacity and deliver specialist training to small British charities working in international development.

The five organisations who have received funding and will be undertaking capacity building projects over the coming months are:

Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI): A registered charity that aims to support small charities by capacity building, knowledge sharing and training. They help elevate and build the voice of small charities so they can reach their potential. 

INTRAC: A not-for-profit organisation that aims to strength and build civil societies to become more effective in addressing poverty and inequality. They empower small charities to have the confidence to re-define their own futures.

South West International Development Network (SWIDN): A registered charity network that strives to connect and support organisations that are working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). They provide training and services to small charities and connect them with other networks, encouraging them to work collaboratively on overcoming poverty. 

Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET): THET works in partnership with organisations across the UK to train and educate health workers in Africa and Asia. Their work helps to strength local health systems and ensure that everyone has better access to healthcare.

Wales Centre for International Affairs as lead partner of Hub Cymru Africa: A Charitable Incorporated Organisation providing global learning, global action and global partnerships to communities and institutions in Wales to ensure a fairer and more peaceful world.

If you are a small charity and would like to get involved, please keep an eye on our website and Twitter for further updates.