Annual Conference: Putting Gender Front and Centre
How can we create sustainable, enabling environments for women and girls? Join us 25 September in Glasgow as we explore practical solutions to this pressing issue.
"Safer For All" Safeguarding Package
We have just launched the Safeguarding Package “Safer For All”. This is a package of resources to support organisations to strengthen their safeguarding policies, procedures and practice.
A list of funding opportunities available to organisations working in international development.
Welcome to Scotland's International Development Alliance
Scotland's International Development Alliance is the membership body for everyone committed to creating a fairer world, free from poverty, injustice and environmental threats.
We offer a range of services for our members. Browse our main areas of work below, or use the main menu above.
Effectiveness & Learning
Working on effectiveness has long term benefits for an organisation and the people it supports. We offer a number of bespoke services for our members.
Finding and accessing funding is an important aspect of any organisation's work. We offer services to members to support them with this.
Policy and Advocacy
We broker connections between our members and decision-makers, while also providing a platform to develop a collective voice on important issues.
By participating in an active network, organisations can become more effective. Together we can make better progress towards meeting our international development goals.
The "Safer for All" package supports organisations to strengthen their safeguarding policies, procedures and practice; it comprises resources, templates, examples and is accompanied by a structured programme of capacity development, workshops and training.
New proposal development series
1st July 2019
This brand-new proposal development workshop series will take you through the essential stages of writing a fundable project proposal. The five-part series of half-day workshops will address the component parts and underlying processes that need to be in place to help you write an evidenced and persuasive project proposal.
Proposal Development: Making the Most of MEL
21st August 2019
The third half-day workshop in the new five-part series will introduce various tools that will help you to fill out the results framework or grant monitoring sheet within a grant application.
Alliance Policy Committee meeting
22nd August 2019
The Alliance Policy Committee is a sub-group of our board and is made up of representatives from our membership. The Committee meets to share policy and advocacy priorities, find ways to collaborate and steer the Alliance's policy work going forward. This particular meeting will include an opportunity to refresh the committee's Terms of Reference. Come along and have your say!
Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF9)
9th September 2019
Join over 500 thought leaders, practitioners and policy makers from across the Commonwealth and beyond at the world's leading…
Beyond Borders International Festival 2019
24th August 2019
An eclectic festival full of debate, literature, exhibitions, film and music exploring the biggest issues of our time in a…
A full selection of our annual reviews going back to 2007, detailing our impact and financial reports.
Scotland's International Development Alliance Strategic Plan 2017-2020
This strategic plan sets out the new direction of The Alliance and what it hopes to achieve by 2020.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Guide
A guide to improve knowledge, increase confidence and success in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.
Good Governance Guide
This guide aims to improve your understanding and help strengthen governance structures of organisations.
A basic introduction to logframes
Writing a logframe well is a necessary skill for anyone in the international development sector. Some donors request them as part of their funding application process.
UK Aid Match Soon to Open!
This month, the latest funding round for the Department for International Development’s (DFID) UK Aid Match opens its doors to applications from UK-based charities and not-for-profit international development organisations.
What does a Boris Premiership mean for international development?
Boris Johnson MP is now the Prime Minister, so what does this mean for the UK international development sector? Well, for starters it means the UK Government now has its third Secretary of State for International Development in less than 12 months.
Scottish Government International Development Small Grants 2020 Opens
The Scottish Government’s 2020 Small Grants Programme is now open for applications and the closing date is 8 November 2019 at 12 noon.
July Roundup of the Alliance Community
This month on the Alliance Community activity includes: questions about gift aid, discussion of Facebook's new currency and scoping interest for a working group on youth development.
Why should the Development Sector Care about Facebook’s New Digital Currency?
Despite the very real concerns about the impact the currency will have on its user's security, if the Libra becomes as widely used as is expected, the impact on International Development will be enormous. Given our sector exists to facilitate the improvement of the livelihoods of those living in less developed countries, the Libra is definitely a technology worth understanding, albeit with a cautious eye.