Thinking about applying for the new Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) grant, or in the process of completing your application? Although this funding round will remain open, all SCCF applications will be reviewed on a 6-monthly basis. The closing date for the first review of proposals is Saturday 30 September 2017 at 17:00 UK time, so should you wish to be considered in this review, please submit your application prior to the deadline.
The UK Aid Direct helpdesk, firstname.lastname@example.org will be open as usual, Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00 UK time. Please note that no support will be available on Saturday 30 September and we strongly advise that you aim to resolve any queries and submit all applications by Friday 29 September at the latest.
Outcomes are expected to be announced in January 2018.
We encourage all applicants to check ELIGIBILITY before applying for the fund and to read the SCCF GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS before submitting applications.
Following an extremely positive response from those applicants invited to the full application stage of the current general funding round, we will now be announcing the results over the summer.
Successful organisations will then undergo full integrity due diligence and financial assessments prior to the grant contracting process.
Forthcoming information and guidance webinar on the application process
To support applicants of the new Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) from the Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Aid Direct team is hosting a webinar.
This will take place on Thursday 20 July 2017 at 10.00 AM GMT and will last approximately 1.5 hours.
During the webinar the UK Aid Direct team will share a presentation on the application process and a question and answer session will then follow.
All interested organisations are welcome to join the webinar but please check if your organisation is eligible to apply for the fund.
To register for the webinar please click on this link (opens in a new window).
We may have to schedule another webinar if this proves to be very popular, so we recommend registering as soon as possible.
Guidance documents are also available for the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) and they are located on this website. These include guidance on eligibility, finances, and project design support, together with further printable guidance on topics including:
- value for money
- beneficiary feedback
- definition of marginalised
- top tips for applicants
- what having a DFID grant entails
- reporting on disability