I am encouraging all small charities in Delyn to apply for the new funding stream being made available by the UK Government Department for International Development (DfID).
DfID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is the first DfID fund designed specifically for small British charities. It provides grants for development organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less working in priority countries to deliver the Global Goals. Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of two years or less.
To date, £2.7million has been committed to 55 small charities delivering a diverse range of projects. These include providing prosthetic limbs to amputees in the Gambia; supporting landless youth to start bee-keeping businesses in Ethiopia and transforming lives of carers in Bangladesh.
The closing date for the next review of applications is Thursday 28 March 2019.
More information, including an example application form, can be found online at: www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf/
One of Labour’s greatest achievements in Government was reaching our international obligation to help some of the most impoverished nations in the world. We did this through the creation of the Department for International Aid.
I am pleased to announce that there is funding being made available for small charities in Delyn that provide support in priority countries to help achieve the Global Goals. If you run a charity in this sector I would encourage you to visit the UK Aid website to see what support you could secure.
If at any point you would like support in your application please do let me know and I will try to help to the best of my abilities.