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.
Funding Working Group
23rd July 2019
The Funding Working Group will meet for the first time in 2019 in Edinburgh on 23 July. The Funding Working Group provides a space for international development practitioners to share their experiences of fundraising and explore some solutions to working in today’s challenging funding environment.
Proposal Development: Project Design
31st July 2019
The first half-day workshop in this new five-part series will introduce you to various tools and methodologies that will help you to design a project that meets an expressed need, embeds inclusive and gender-sensitive programming and speaks to donor priorities.
Proposal Development: Better Budgets
7th August 2019
The second half-day workshop in the new five-part series will introduce various tools to help you create a realistic and feasible project budget.
Safeguarding – New Working Group Launch
28th August 2019
In our continuing commitment to transforming standards of safeguarding, The Alliance, with the help of its members, is pleased to be launching a new Safeguarding Working Group.
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.
This webinar breaks down the mystery of the industry's new buzz word - innovation - and what it actually means.
One week left to respond to OECD consultation on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development
Give your views, and respond to the OECD's online public consultation on the draft Recommendation on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development
Comic Relief to ditch “white saviour” imagery
After criticism from David Lammy MP on Comic Relief's use of celebrities to drive donations, the charity's co-founder Richard Curtis has stated that the charity "will be heading in the direction of not using" celebrities in their campaigns.
Funding Working Group meets for first time in 2019
The Funding Working Group is a space for international development practitioners to share their experiences of fundraising through a variety of means. It will meet for the first time in 2019 on the 23 July in Edinburgh.
2019 Climate Justice Innovation Funding
The Scottish Government’s 2019 Climate Justice Innovation Fund (CJIF) is now open for applications with a closing date of Friday 9 August 2019 at noon.
Alliance launches new workshop series on ‘proposal development’
The Alliance has created a brand-new proposal development workshop series designed for members who would like to work towards re-submitting a previously unsuccessful proposal, or those who are looking to put together future proposals. The series will run between July and September 2019.