We are delighted to announce the names of six organisations to have recently been awarded Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) project grants.
The UN’s Global Goals Zero Hunger, No Poverty, Gender Equality, and Good Health and Well-being will all be supported through these projects.
Community Health and Sustainable Environment Africa (CHASE) (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window) will be delivering a project to improve access to family planning services in rural communities in Vihiga country, Kenya. Over 2 years the project will run 35 clinics in vulnerable communities, providing access to health and family planning services, many for the first time.
EdUKaid (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window) who are already delivering an SCCF-funded project, have been awarded a new grant to tackle the barriers women and girls face in accessing education in Southern Tanzania due to poor sanitation facilities, a lack of understanding of their rights and cultural beliefs. Girls will be given the knowledge and confidence to prepare for and manage menstruation, and girls clubs will provide a safe space where issues and questions can be raised.
ICA:UK (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window) have a 24-month project which will offer small-scale farmers in the Budaka District of Uganda the opportunity to improve their livelihoods through better agrarian and environmental practices. Education, training and counselling will be provided to improve the sustainable use of natural resources, enhance food security for rural families and increase the financial independence of farmer families.
Peace Child International (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window) will support vulnerable young women in Kenema, Sierra Leone to enhance economic empowerment with a 12-month SCCF project. Women with limited access to schooling, low-literacy, and living in an area that was affected by the Ebola crisis, will be provided training and links to local service providers, improving their self-esteem, increasing their influence in household decisions and raising incomes.
Riana Development Network (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window) will support job creation for youth and women in Ndhiwa Division, western Kenya. Poorly functioning subsistence farms will be supported to develop profitable agribusinesses; increasing household incomes, prioritising food-crop production and small ruminant rearing. ICT for agriculture will also be incorporated so beneficiaries can capitalise on local opportunities.
Tushinde Children’s Trust (link to charity’s website, opens in a new window) This 24-month project will support families whose children are at risk of institutionalisation in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. It will expand the reach of the organisation’s existing work of trained social workers, through a volunteer network, allowing more ‘at risk’ families to be reached through tailored and comprehensive interventions. Preventing family breakdown and giving parents and carers the skills that they need to care for their children independently is a key focus for this project.
The Small Charities Challenge Fund is an open funding round with project grant applications reviewed six-monthly. The next review date is Thursday 28 November 2019 at 17:00pm (GMT).