Scottish Government International Development Small Grants Programme
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for Current Grantholders
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.
Project Grants templates
Feasibility and Capacity Building Grant templates
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
|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.
|LUV + (Leprosy at Utale Village PLUS) SCIO||Zambia and Tanzania||For the income generating projects for leprosy communities in Zambia and Tanzania.
|Scotland Malawi Business Group||Malawi||For the “Small-scale Hatchery Aquaculture Seed Production (SHASP)” project in Malawi.
|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
|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”.
|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
|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: email@example.com
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:
Scotland Malawi Partnership (for organisations with an interest in Malawi): firstname.lastname@example.org www.scotland-malawipartnership.org
Please click on the following link to download the International Development Small Grants 2016 Q&A, listed in order of:
- General Eligibility Criteria
- Application Criteria
- Project Costings