Scottish Government announce review of International Small Grants Programme
The Scottish Government’s International Small Grants Programme (the Programme) was established in 2013 to help grow the international development sector in Scotland and to support it in helping some of the world's most vulnerable communities in our partner countries of the time.
The Programme has been a pilot for the past 6 years and has evolved each year, through discussion between the Scottish Government, the Alliance and SMP, including to take account of the Scottish Government’s new Strategy in 2016, when the number of partner countries was refocused to Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia and Pakistan.
At this 6 year mark, the Scottish Government has decided to instruct a more holistic review of the Programme. This review will be carried out for Scottish Government by the Corra Foundation, through Corra retaining an independent consultant to work within their International Grants Team to conduct the review.
This review is intended to take stock and provide recommendations for the future of the Programme. The review will focus on the delivery and structure of the Programme, asking questions such as: should any changes be made to the Programme; are there any barriers to organisations submitting applications; and has this fund helped to develop the international development sector in Scotland.
Views will be sought from a range of organisations and individuals within the International Development sector in Scotland. We would strongly encourage engagement with this review, further details will be circulated in the coming weeks. Watch this space!