The Small Charities Challenge Fund, run by UK Aid Direct and funded by DFID, makes project grants of up to £50,000 to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations that are seeking to address the Global Goals (officially known as Sustainable Development Goals) to create a better world by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, SCCF’s latest funding round will prioritise applications that can demonstrate that they are responding to the longer-term impacts of COVID-19 in the context of the Global Goals.

Specifically, applicants must be able to explain how their project will address the anticipated longer-term impacts of the virus; and how the risks to project delivery presented by the virus can be mitigated. The next review date for applications is 17:00 on Thursday, 24 September, 2020. FAQs on this change of emphasis on SCCF’s current grant round can be found here, while you can test your eligibility to apply for an SCCF project grant here.