Funding Opportunity for Local Charities

Funding Opportunity for Local Charities


The Department for International Development (DfID) is offering a fund to help support small British Charities. Local MP – Nigel Adams – is urging eligible local charities to apply for the chance to benefit from a grant.

The Small Charities Challenge Fund is the first DfID fund aimed specifically at supporting small British charities. It offers grants for development organisations who work in priority countries to deliver the Global Goals with an annual income of £250,000 or below. The grants are available for projects of two years or less and can be as much as £50,000.

So far, 55 small charities have benefitted from a total of £2.7 million. They deliver a diverse range of projects from the provision of prosthetic limbs to amputees in The Gambia to supporting landless youth in Ethiopia in starting bee-keeping businesses to transforming lives for carers in Bangladesh.

The next round of applications are now open, closing for review on Thursday 28th March, if you or a charity you know are eligible be sure to apply now. More information and example application forms can be found at:

Speaking on the funding opportunity, Nigel Adams MP said “ This is a brilliant idea from DfID which helps support British charities who are delivering fantastic projects overseas to support delivery of the Global Goals. We have a huge number of wonderful charities in our local area, and I strongly encourage any of those who are eligible for this grant to apply.”