Alistair Burt urges local small charities to apply for international development funding

The Department for International Development’s Small Charities Challenge Fund provides grants to small British charities for projects that help the UK achieve the Global Goals. Applications are reviewed on a six-monthly basis and the closing date for the next review is 28 March.

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of up to two years to small UK registered charities and non-profit organisations with an annual income below £250,000. 

Alistair said:

“This is the first fund from the Department for International Development which is specifically aimed at those small British charities already doing great work to help us progress towards the Global Goals.

We have committed £2.7 million so far to 55 small charities delivering a diverse range of projects such as providing prosthetic limbs to amputees in the Gambia, and transforming the lives of carers in Bangladesh.

I urge any local charities working in this sector to apply for the latest round of funding before the deadline closes on 28 March.  More information can be found here: