Malawi Floods: Scotland-Malawi community recovery mini grants now available

19 May 2015

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We are pleased to inform members that the Trustees of the Beit Trust have donated £20,000 to the Scotland Malawi Partnership to assist with community recovery, rehabilitation and preparedness work after the January floods in Malawi. In turn, the Scotland Malawi Partnership is looking to onward disperse all of these funds to members of the SMP and our partners in Malawi, the Malawi Scotland Partnership (MaSP), who are working with communities affected by the floods. We are immensely grateful for the generosity of the Beit Trust Trustees, which has made these grants possible.

Members of SMP/MaSP can apply for a mini-grant of £1,000 (cMK690,000) to £3,000 (MK2m) for projects helping communities recover from the January floods in Malawi. Applications must come from both a Malawian and a Scottish organisation together.

The deadline for application is 10th June 2015, for work undertaken June-December. We hope schools and community groups, as well as NGOs, will apply for these mini-grants, we have therefore ensured the application form is proportionate to the sums requested, and is entirely free of jargon! It should take no more than half a day to fill in.