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Small charities can benefit from £50,000 fund

Kevin Cooper

The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is the first fund from the Department for International Development (DFID) tailored to the needs of small, grassroots British charities doing outstanding humanitarian and development work.

The SCCF grant is designed to help these charities scale up and increase the reach and effectiveness of the work they already do.

Grants of up to £50,000 are being made available for projects lasting up to 2 years.

Am I eligible? 
Organisations who want to apply for the grant must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a UK registered, not-for-profit organisation from any sector,
  • Have an annual income less than £250,000
What projects are funded?
Organisations who apply for the grant must demonstrate that their work:
  • Aims to reach the most vulnerable or marginalised
  • Benefits one of the lowest 50 countries on the Human Development Index (HDI)* or countries that DFID considers to have high or moderate fragility.
  • Contributes towards the Global Goals
  • Considers DFID’s wider strategic objectives
*view the full list of criteria here.
Applications for the funding must be completed and submitted through the UK Aid Direct Website here.
Applicants must ensure they:
  • Read the guidance,
  • Register to apply,
  • Complete an eligibility assessment,
  • Complete the full application.
Applications can be completed at any time – however, all applications are reviewed on a 6-month basis with the closing date for the next set of reviews on Thursday 28th March 2019.
For more information on the grant please visit:
Moore and charities
Our specialist team draws together expertise from various disciplines throughout the firm to provide strategic and operational advice to this technically complicated and highly regulated sector.
We help charities of all sizes ranging from major organisations with international operations, to small local charities. Our expertise encompasses all organisations whether you operate in research, health, social welfare, education, conservation, citizenship or religious and overseas aid activities.
For more information on our services for charities, please contact you local Moore office today.