DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund launched Tagged with: Funding small charities Melanie May | 11 July 2017 | News 138 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 aim to reach the most vulnerable or marginalised in societycontribute towards the Global Goalsconsider DFID’s wider strategic objectivessupport the goals of UK Aid DirectAll applications are assessed/reviewed by an independent Technical Review Panel. 137 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund launched last week (5th July), offering grants of up to £50,000 for grassroots organisations working in countries with the lowest Human Development Index ranking. The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) was first announced in March, by International Development Secretary Priti Patel, and is designed to strengthen grassroots organisations working with the poor, vulnerable and most marginalised. It is specifically aimed at supporting small, UK-registered charities with an annual income of less than £250,000 and will support small development groups to scale-up and increase the reach and efficiency of their projects.Grants of up to £50,000 will be available for projects of up to two years in any one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or in certain countries that DFID considers to be high or moderate fragility.Announcing the fund’s imminent launch at the ‘What the world needs from Global Britain’ event, held in Westminster on 28th June, Patel said:“For the most part, smaller charities 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 that funding stream that others have benefited from. This is the first time that we have ever done anything like this – setting up a fund dedicated purely to small, UK based charities across the country.”The application process for the fund is a one-stage process and it will remain continually open with all applications reviewed on a six-monthly basis.Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate that they: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.