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Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) - funding opportunity for small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 30, 2020 from Brazil
Expires on September 23, 2020
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SCCF project grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of up to two years, for UK-registered organisations working towards addressing the Global Goals, to improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalised.

We welcome applications from organisations with strong links to the country in which their project operates.

Your organisation or your downstream partner will need to be registered in the country of delivery for your application to be eligible.

SCCF project grants are a rolling funding opportunity whereby applications are reviewed on a six-monthly basis and can be submitted at any stage.

A webinar is being held for all prospective applicants on Thursday 2 April 2020 at 11:00am (BST) and we ask all those interested to register in advance and read the guidance beforehand. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Due diligence is conducted on shortlisted organisations. SCCF due diligence is light-touch, involving self-assessment questionnaires and a telephone-based assessment. Site visits may also be carried out.

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The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is a funding opportunity for small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations.

The application process is a one-staged process.

The next review dates are: Thursday 30 April 2020 at 17:00pm (BST); Thursday 24 September 2020, at 17:00pm (BST).

All applications must be submitted online via the online portal - please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 30
Mar 30

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Apr 01
Apr 01

Thanks, Ana!