Scottish Government’s International Development Small Grants Programme Now Open

Updated: Aug 15, 2019

The Scottish Government’s International Development Small Grants Programme opened on the 2nd August offering organisations working in the field of international development a chance to apply for funding for aspects of their work.

With the intention of supporting smaller organisations, this programme limits eligibility to Scotland-based organisations with an annual expenditure of less than £250,000. This year’s funding opportunity round sees a particular focus by the Scottish Government on building skills and capacity to support future work, with grants of up to £15,000 available for one-year feasibility studies and capacity building initiatives.

These feasibility study and capacity building grants are open to organisations working in any overseas country rated as either medium or low in the United Nations Human Development Index, although priority will be given to those working in one of the three Scottish International Development Strategy Sub-Saharan Africa Partner countries: Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda.

The funding will support organisations working with some of the world’s most vulnerable people and communities and will contribute to the current International Development Strategy and overarching Scottish Government outcomes.

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