Scottish Government International Development Small Grants Programme
About Scottish Government International Development Small Grants Programme
In 2013 the Scottish Government launched a three-year pilot of the international development Small Grants Programme, which is specifically designed to support the work of small international NGOs in Scotland who might not otherwise be funded through our larger mainstream funding rounds. The Programme was established to help grow the international development sector in Scotland whilst enabling them to help some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Grants of up to £60,000 are made available for projects lasting up to three years, and £10,000 for feasibility studies and capacity building work lasting up to one year. The Small Grants Programme has continued beyond the pilot and now supports a range of projects.
Applications for the 2017 Small Grants Programme are now closed. Any future funding rounds will be announced by the Scottish Government in due course.
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 2017
|Youth for Economic Justice||India, Madhya Pradesh||For the “Business Women” project -building a roadmap for economic empowerment with marginalised young women residing in slum communities in Madhya Pradesh.||£60,000|
|Balmore Trust||Malawi||For the “Developing improved Management of water resources in Karonga” project in Malawi.
|Cerebral Palsy Africa||Malawi||For the “Fit for School” project to support young children with disabilities into school in Malawi.
|Malawi Fruits||Malawi||For the “Inspiring Youth in Agriculture” project to promote farming business among young people in Malawi.
|Big First Aid Project||Tanzania||For the “First Aid for Everyone” project – a motorbike ambulance service for Northern Tanzania.||£58,259|
|Lake Victoria Disabled Centre||Tanzania||For the “3D Printing of Prosthetics and Orthotics” project in Tanzania.||£57,670|
|Twende Pamoja||Tanzania||For the “ICT for Better Futures 2” project, working with 23 schools in Tanzania.||£59,140|
|Friends of Chitambo||Zambia||For the project focused on communication and decision support systems for emergency medical care in Chitambo District, Zambia.||£59,999|
|Total Project Grants||£459,169|
|Zambia Therapeutic Art||Zambia||To conduct a feasibility study to explore ‘Therapeutic Art’ as an alternative psychological intervention for those experiencing mental health issues in Zambia.||£10,000|
|Total Feasibility Grants||£10,000|
Capacity Building Grants
|Yes! Tanzania||Tanzania||To carry out capacity building focused on operational management systems and income generation and fundraising||£9,988|
|Total Capacity Building Grants||£9,988|
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