Small Charities Challenge Fund re-opens for applications alongside a new, one-off Capacity Development Grant

Categories: Funding announcements, Small Charities
05 September 2019

Following the Department for International Development’s (DFID) recent announcement (link to site, opens in a new window) we are pleased to also share the news that the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) has re-opened for applications.

Project grants: support for small charities working to achieve the Global Goals

Following a successful two-year pilot scheme which ended in March this year, the fund has now re-opened on a continuous basis, providing more UK aid funding opportunities for small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations doing outstanding development work. The first application review deadline for a project grant is Thursday 28 November. The SCCF awards grants of up to £50,000 for projects delivered by small British charities that address the UN Global Goals. A new application guidance document (PDF, is now available for applicants to download.

New Capacity Development Grants

In addition, SCCF is holding a one-off funding call for applications from organisations who can build the capacity of small British charities working in international development. Up to six grants of up to £100,000 will be available under the Capacity Development Grants. The deadline for applications is also Thursday 28 November.

To find out more about both grant types under the Small Charities Challenge Fund and view timelines, visit our grant portfolio page.