Letter from DFID Secretary of State - Funding opportunity for small charities in your constituency

David thought you would be interested in an opportunity to participate in DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF), an exciting funding opportunity for small charities in Aylesbury. Small charities in the constituency who would like to participate, please see a letter from the Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt MP below:

Dear David,

 Funding opportunity for small charities in your constituency

 I am pleased to let you know about DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF), an exciting funding opportunity for small charities in your constituency.

 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 the lives of carers in Bangladesh.

The closing date for the next review of applications is Thursday 28 March 2019 and I would be grateful for your assistance in encouraging small charities in your constituency to apply. More information, including an example application form, can be found online at www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf/.

Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP

Secretary of State for International Development