Funding opportunity for small charities in Worcester

Worcester MP, Robin Walker is calling for small charities in Worcester to apply for funding under the Department for International Development’s (DFID) Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF). The SCCF assists organisations to scale up and increase the reach and effectiveness of the work they already do to help the world’s poorest and most marginalised people.

The SCCF is the first DFID fund designed specifically for small British charities and provides grants for development organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less working in priority countries to deliver the Global Goals. The SCCF is a rolling funding opportunity with applications reviewed on a 6-monthly basis.

This fund aims to reach the most the most vulnerable and benefit the lowest 50 countries on the Human Development Index (HDI) or countries that DFID considers having high or moderate fragility. Among the initiatives include a Partner in Education, Knowledge for Change, Learning for Life Ghana and The Hunger Project.

Robin is encouraging small charities in Worcester to take advantage of this opportunity to play a leading role in the UK’s aid to the developing world and make a positive global impact.

Applications will need to have a good understanding and analysis of the need and context for the initiative, show an approach to working with other stakeholders, have a well detailed budget and approach to risk, approach to monitoring and evaluation, show value for money and provide sustainable solutions in these countries. 

Robin said:

“Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of two years or less and I encourage any small charity in Worcester to apply for funding under the SCCF. This is a great opportunity for local organisations to make a global difference”

“We are determined to create aid programs that are a win for the UK and a win for the developing world. The UK is in partnership with charities, the private sector and countries around the world to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people”

“Smaller charities that are eligible for this fund have not had the opportunity to work with DFID, have not had the opportunity to have access to UK aid, and they have not had the opportunity to share in the funding that larger organisations have benefited from. I am pleased that eligible charities in Worcester will have access to a funding stream such as the SCCF”

The closing date for the next review of proposals is Thursday 28 March 2019 at 17:00 (GMT).


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