UK Aid Direct’s Fund Director shares her views on the impact of COVID-19 on civil society working overseas

Categories: COVID-19 pandemic
04 February 2021


Karen Stephenson, Fund Director for UK Aid Direct and UK Aid Match talks with Laura Else, Communications Specialist for UK Aid Direct, in a one-off podcast for MannionDaniels, focusing on the impact that COVID-19 has had on civil society working on UK aid funded projects.

Karen was asked questions about how UK Aid Direct and UK Aid Match projects have adapted and what the impact may be on the sector.

An example of questions posed to Karen during this recording include:

  • What activities have projects undertaken so that charities can continue to support the vulnerable and marginalised people the fund is designed to help?
  • Do you have any words of support or thoughts on what the future may hold for international development charities, bearing in mind we don’t know how long the pandemic will continue to affect us and our communities abroad?

Activities from grant holders from the Small Charities Challenge Fund, Dolen Cymru (opens in a new window), Community Partnership grant holder, PHASE Worldwide (opens in a new window), Impact grant holder, World Jewish Relief Foundation (opens in a new window), and UK Aid Match grant holder, Hope for Children (opens in a new window), are all discussed within the recording.

Man with facemask on washing hands at tippy tap facility in the community.. Photo credit: World Jewish Relief Foundation
Photo credit: World Jewish Relief, UK Aid Direct Impact grant holder featured in podcast