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About Scottish Government International Development Small Grants Programme

The Scottish Government International Development Small Grants Programme supports projects that help some of the world’s poorest countries and fit within the Scottish Government’s International Development Policy.

Applications for the 2017 Small Grants Programme are now open, with a closing date of 28th November 2016.  Applications must be submitted on the relevant application form.

Eligible projects require to have a focus in one of the Scottish Government’s priority countries, contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the alleviation of poverty and economic growth. The priority countries are: Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Indian States of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa.

Incorporated not-for-profit organisations which have a presence in Scotland and an annual turnover of less than £150,000 are eligible to apply.

There are three types of grants available:

  • Project                        Three years, up to £60,000
  • Feasibility                  One year, up to £10,000
  • Capacity Building    One year, up to £10,000

Please refer to the criteria document, application guidance notes and FAQs for more detailed information.

If you have any questions about the programme that are not addressed in the criteria document, guidance notes or FAQs, then you may submit questions by emailing: international@ltsbfoundationforscotland.org.uk

Criteria

Background Information and Criteria for the Scottish Government International Development Small Grants Programme: International Small Grants Criteria 2017

Information for Current Grantholders

Reporting Arrangements

A condition of the grant is that the Grantee shall keep the Scottish Ministers, via Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, fully informed of the progress of the project. The requirement is to provide:

  • An interim progress report at Mid Financial Year: due in October (covering April – September)
  • An annual progress report at the end of the Financial Year: due April
  • And for Project grants, a final end of grant report.

The reports should include details of actual expenditure to date compared with the expenditure detailed within the original application form; details of the progress made in relation to achieving the outcomes as described within the application form; and information regarding the progress of the workplan.

The templates, which must be used for reporting purposes, are available to download here. The templates include guidance notes.

Interim progress report template

Project Grants templates

Project grant end of year report template

Project Grant evaluation additional guidance

Budget spreadsheet Project Grant

Feasibility and Capacity Building Grant templates

Feasibility Study end of year report template

Capacity Building end of year report template

Budget spreadsheet – Feasibility or Capacity Building

Changes to Grants

We appreciate that things can change throughout the duration of a project however it is important that you keep the Foundation informed of any significant changes promptly and not wait until the next reporting period. Some changes can be approved by the Foundation but major revisions may be subject to the written agreement of the Scottish Ministers, via Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland.

In particular, any budget variances should be reported to the Foundation as soon as possible.

International Small Grants Awarded 2016

Project Grants

Organisation Country Award detail Total
Aiming Higher in Malawi Malawi For the “Critical Health Interventions for Disabled Children (Mulanje South West and Thyolo East, Malawi)” project £59,991
Haemophilia Scotland Malawi For the “Malawi Bleeding Disorders Project” to raise awareness and train 300 clinicians.

 

£19,875
LUV + (Leprosy at Utale Village PLUS) SCIO Zambia and Tanzania For the income generating projects for leprosy communities in Zambia and Tanzania.

 

£47,850
Scotland Malawi Business Group Malawi For the “Small-scale Hatchery Aquaculture Seed Production (SHASP)” project in Malawi.

 

£59,899
The Turing Trust Malawi For the “Improving ICT skills in rural Malawi, powered by renewable energy” project. £60,000
Global Eco Village Network International Zambia For the “Greening Schools for Sustainable Community Development in Zambia” project. £60,000
On Call Africa Zambia For the “Establishing a model of CHW-led healthcare in Southern Zambia” project. £39,900
Youth Economic Justice India, Madhya Pradesh For the “Girls on the Move” project. £60,000
Total Project Grants     £407,515

Feasibility Study Grants

Organisation Country Award Detail Amount
Lake Victoria Disability Centre Scotland Tanzania To conduct a feasibility study: “3D Printing of Prosthetics” in Mara Region, Tanzania. £9,455
CREATIVenergie Tanzania To conduct a Feasibility Study: “Increase uptake of biogas to the currently excluded rural poor in Tanzania”.

 

£9,872
Twende Pamoja SCIO Tanzania To conduct a feasibility study: “ICT for Better Futures” in Tanzania. £9,940
Aberdeen Multi Cultural Centre Bangladesh To conduct a feasibility study: “Sustainable Brick Manufacture, displacement of coal as the primary fuel by renewable energy” in Bangladesh. The award is conditional on confirmation that the constitution permits the organisation to undertake work overseas. £10,000

Capacity Building Grants

Organisation Country Award Detail Amount
Big First Aid Project (Scotland) Tanzania To carry out capacity building work to provide financial management systems in Scotland and Tanzania and income generation development in Tanzania. £7,992
YES! Tanzania Tanzania To carry out capacity building work to improve communications and marketing strategy in Scotland and Tanzania, as well as developing monitoring and evaluation.  This will include the development of a Theory of Change model in Tanzania. £10,000
Total Capacity Building Grants     £17,992

How to apply

Applications for the 2017 Scottish Government International Small Grants Programme are now open, with a closing date of 28th November 2016.  All applications which meet criteria will be assessed by Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland. The Scottish Government will announce the awards in March 2017.

Applications must be submitted on the relevant application form and applicants are encouraged to read the criteria and guidance notes prior to applying.

Please scroll down to access the application pack for application forms, guidance and criteria.

If you have any questions about the programme that are not addressed in the criteria document, guidance notes or FAQs, please get in touch by emailing: international@ltsbfoundationforscotland.org.uk

Information sessions and useful contacts

NIDOS (The Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland) and the Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP) are running information sessions for organisations interested in applying. Please click here for more information or to book a place.

Wednesday 5 October 5pm-7pm (Edinburgh)

Monday 10 October 5pm-7pm (Glasgow)

NIDOS and SMP both provide information and support for international development organisations. Their contact details are:

NIDOS  info@nidos.org.uk 0131 243 2680  www.nidos.org.uk

Scotland Malawi Partnership (for organisations with an interest in Malawi): info@scotland-malawipartnership.org     www.scotland-malawipartnership.org

Feasibility Study

Feasibility Study Guidance Notes 2017

Feasibility Study Application 2017

Capacity Building

Capacity Building Guidance notes 2017

Capacity Building Grant Application 2017

Project Grant

Project Grant Guidance Notes 2017

Project Grant Application 2017

Criteria

International Small Grants Criteria 2017

FAQ

Please click on the following link to download the International Development Small Grants 2016 Q&A, listed in order of:

  • General Eligibility Criteria
  • Partnerships
  • Application Criteria
  • Project Costings