UK Aid Direct’s Small Charities Challenge Fund
The UK Aid Direct has announced the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) to build the capacity of small and medium sized organizations, to support the UK’s commitment to achieving the Global Goals.
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Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) launched in 2017 as a two-year pilot funding opportunity for small, UK-registered, grassroots charities and not-for-profit organizations doing outstanding development work.
UK Aid Direct priorities reflect the UK Government’s wider strategic objectives of:
Strengthening global peace, security and governance;
Strengthening resilience and response to crisis;
Promoting global prosperity;
Tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable.
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The fund awards grants of up to £50,000 for projects that address the Global Goals.
What can be funded:
Are not registered in the UK;
Are linked to any terrorist organization;
Discriminate against groups based on gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, colour, ethnicity, religion etc;
Are a governmental and or / inter-governmental organization (or any other type of organization that reports directly to government);
Are government institutions;
Encourage activities which may lead to civil unrest.
Projects/grants that would:
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Support poverty alleviation work or awareness raising activities in the UK;
Actively encourage civil disobedience or take a partisan political stance;
In the case of organizations that include proselytizing in their organizational objectives: fail to provide assurances that promoting religion will not hinder project implementation, or lead to exclusivity or conditionality;
Include major capital expenditure like construction or purchasing buildings, cars or land. Any aspect of capital expenditure included in a proposal needs to be fully.
The length of your proposed project should be no more than 24 months.
To be eligible for an SCCF grant your organization:
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Must be registered in the UK;
Be a not-for-profit organization;
Have an average annual income of less than £250,000 over the past three years;
Must be implementing projects in an eligible country;
Must be working towards addressing the Global Goals.
For more information, visit https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf/