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Funding call for International Development Organisations
Scottish International Development Organisations can now apply for funding through year two of the Scottish Government’s International Development Small Grants Programme which has opened today. This will distribute approximately £500,000 to support projects that help some of the world’s poorest countries and fit within the Scottish Government’s International Development Policy. Details of the programme and how to apply are now available from Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland which is administering it.
External Affairs Minister Humza Yousaf said: ““I was proud to announce to the Scottish Parliament earlier this year that in the first year of the Small Grants Programme the Scottish Government funded 11 Scottish organisations to a total value of £431,279.  This was the result of close working between the Scottish Government, Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, SMP and NIDOS.  I look forward to continuing this relationship for year 2 of the Programme.

 

“The Programme aims to build capacity and upscale small international development organisations so they have the ability to bid for funding through our International Development Fund”.



 

“I would once again encourage all small International Development organisations to consider applying to the Programme as I know from personal experience the valuable contribution that organisations can make to our partners in our priority countries.”


Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, said: “This programme is a great opportunity for smaller International Development Organisations to access funding. This money can fund organisations to look at ways of developing new initiatives, support the delivery of specific projects overseas, or to build the overall capacity of Scottish international development organisations and their partners.”
Eligible projects must have a focus in one of the Scottish Government’s priority countries, contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (and the post-2015 Framework in due course), and the alleviation of poverty and economic growth in the priority countries. These 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, and there are three types of grants available: project, feasibility and capacity building. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 26th November, with awards being announced in early March 2015. The application form, guidance notes and criteria for the programme are all available on the Foundation’s website: www.ltsbfoundationforscotland.org.uk .
A list of questions and answers is also on our website and any additional questions can be submitted by emailing the Foundation at international@ltsbfoundationforscotland.org.uk.
The Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland (NIDOS) and Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP) are both organisations which provide information and support for international development organisations.
To help people understand if the work of their organisation fits within this programme and to help them develop strong applications, NIDOS and SMP are running information sessions on the following dates:
17th July – in Edinburgh http://edinburghintdevsmallgrantsinfosession.eventbrite.co.uk
22nd July – in Glasgow http://glasgowintdevsmallgrantsinfosession.eventbrite.co.uk
An Aberdeen event is also planned and organisations should contact Andrea@Nidos.org.uk for more information

ENDS
For further information contact Catriona Henderson on 0131 444 4023 or international@ltsbfoundationforscotland.org.uk


Notes to Editors

1. Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland was set up in 1985 to support local community groups and time has only served to cement its reputation as a community charity. Indeed, most of the awards being made by the Foundation are still given to grassroots charities.


2. The Foundation is governed by a board of Trustees who meet six times a year to consider applications and grant funds.
3. Awards are made through three different routes:

  • Henry Duncan Awards focus on local charities working at grassroots level. This programme was put in place in 2010 to mark the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the first ever savings bank by Rev Henry Duncan, which led to the formation of the Foundation.

  • The Partnership Drugs Initiative targets children and young people in families in which parents misuse drugs or alcohol, pre-teen children who are at higher risk of developing problems with substance misuse and young people who are developing or who have established problems with substance misuse. This programme is a partnership between the Foundation and the Scottish Government.

  • The Time of Your Life pilot programme is being run in West Lothian to fund innovative preventative work with people aged 50 to 70 years old.

  • In addition, targeted capacity building support is delivered in partnership with Evaluation Support Scotland and Pilotlight.

4. More information about the work of the Foundation is available at www.ltsbfoundationforscotland.org.uk


5. The International Small Grants Programme, administered by Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, will distribute approximately £500,000 per year over two financial years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 (with the option to extend to a third year 2016-2017), totalling £1 million over a two year contract period and £1.5 million if extended for a third year.

 

6. The first year of the Programme funded 11 projects to a total value of £431,279.



 

Total amount of funding – 2014-2015


 Type of Grant

Total Recommendation

Project

£397,316

Feasibility

£23,963

Capacity Building

£10,000

TOTAL

£431,279

 

Projects funded by country and grant type – 2014-2015

 


Country

Project

Feasibility

Capacity Building

Total

Malawi

4

1

1

6

Bangladesh

1

-

-

1

India (Orissa)

2

-

-

2

Tanzania

-

2

-

2

Total

7

3

1

11




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