SWIDN to host UK Aid Direct event

The South West International Development Network is hosting an introductory event to UK Aid Direct and the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF).

Organisations interested in finding out more about UK Aid Direct will have the opportunity to meet representatives of MannionDaniels, the Fund Manager. They will be introduced to the 2 main UK Aid Direct grant types, as well as SCCF.

Guidance will be offered on the eligibility criteria, important elements to consider when applying, and how to apply. There will also be time for a Q&A and discussion.

The event takes place at 10am on Wednesday 29 November, Brunswick Court, Bristol. Book your place now by following this link.

Small Charities Challenge Fund: review of proposals

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, ukaiddirect@manniondaniels.com 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.

Last chance to register for the SCCF application guidance webinar

The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) application guidance webinar is taking place tomorrow morning at 10am GMT. To register please click on this link.

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 before you register.