Small Charities Challenge Fund Webinar 2019

Small Charities Challenge Fund Information Session

13th February 2019

Speakers: Laura Spilsbury, Grants Manager at Mannion Daniels the fund manager for UK Aid Direct  and Jenn Ruddick, Deputy Programme & Policy Manager within the Civil Society Team at the Department for International Development (DFID)

Topic: Preparing a successful SCCF application


The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is a part of DFID’s UK Aid Direct funding stream. UK-registered charities and not-for-profits can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to fund projects over two years. Organisations are eligible to apply if they have a turnover of, or, under £250,000.

The application process is a one stage process and the webinar covered the application and review process, as well as the financial and due diligence procedures required of successful applicants. Fund managers Mannion Daniels shared a series top tips from successful applicants, guidance about applying for the fund, as well as answering any questions you from the audience.

Since 2017, there have been 16 successful applicants, of which 95% had not received UK Aid Direct funding before and 75% were outside London and the South East of England. You can read a profile of SCCF grant holders on the UK Aid Direct website.

The deadline for the current round of applications is Thursday 28 March 2019 at 17:00.

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