Karen welcomes funding opportunity for small charities in Staffordshire Moorlands

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley has welcomed DFID’s (Department for International Development) Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF), an exciting funding opportunity for small charities in Staffordshire Moorlands.

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.

Karen said,

“The closing date for the next review of applications is Thursday 28 March 2019 and I would encourage small charities in Staffordshire Moorlands to apply.”

More information, including an example application form, can be found online at www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf/.