General funding round now open

For all those interested in applying for a Community Partnership or Impact grant, the application portal has now opened.

This can be accessed through the red button at the top right-hand side of our website showing the words ‘apply now’.

We recommend you watch the short film on completing the eligibility check and concept note online before starting.

We also urge applicants to view all the guidance documents located within the individual grant areas.

A good place to start would be to view the guidance webinar recording (on YouTube) and presentation from Tuesday 26 February (especially if you were unable to attend).

The deadline for submitting your application is Wednesday 17 April at 17:00 (BST) and we recommend allowing plenty of time to complete it.

If you have any questions which are not answered on the website, please refer to our Contact us page.

Good luck with your applications!

Find out more about our new organisations to benefit from the Small Charities Challenge Fund grants

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

These 13 organisations are being awarded grants of up to £50,000. 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.

See the list of organisations below for details:

Disability inclusion projects

EdUKaid (Tanzania).

Education projects

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

Health projects

On Call Africa SCIO (Zambia) and Knowledge for Change (Uganda).

SRHR projects

The Hunger Project (Uganda).

Livelihoods projects

WasteAid UK (Kenya).

Ending modern day slavery

Rosie May Foundation (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.


A note on the upcoming guidance webinar on Tuesday 26 February

For all those registered to dial in to the Community Partnership and Impact grant guidance webinar on Tuesday 26 February from 11:30 – 12:30pm please be advised that numbers are high for this event.

Our system will allow for up to 1,000 registered attendees to log in on the day, and this will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

In the unlikely event that you are unable to get through please don’t worry; we will be recording the session and sharing on this website by the end of the week.

For those interested in registering, you can still do so, but please note the advice above.