We will keep this page updated with current funding opportunities for work in Malawi.
UK Aid Direct Small Charities Challenge Fund
DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) will support Britain’s small not-for-profit groups to scale-up and increase the reach and efficiency of their projects.
Designed to support grassroots development organisations working on sustained poverty reduction with the most marginalised and most vulnerable communities, grants of up to £50,000 will be available for projects of up to 2 years.
All applicants will need to:
- register online to apply
- complete an eligibility assessment
- complete a full application online
Applications are welcome from now with the first assessment round in October (and every 6 months thereafter). To find out more CLICK HERE.
Download the information flyer here >>
UK Aid Connect
DFID is now inviting applications from consortia that address complex development challenges in their priority countries (including Malawi). Bringing together civil society organisations, third sector, public and private organisations and think tanks, Aid Connect focuses on the following priority thematic areas:
Phase 1 challenges (closing date for proposals 15th September 2017):
- Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Achieving disability Inclusion
- Working towards global security and stability
- Building civil society effectiveness
Phase 2 challenges (closing date for proposals 20th October 2017):
- Building open societies: protecting the space for free, plural and independent media
- Tackling child labour and modern slavery
- Addressing lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender inclusion
- Supporting tolerance and freedom of religion or belief
A full description of the fund, its aims and criteria can be found on the UK Aid Connect website. DFID have also published an FAQ document on this site which they will update periodically.
A full Q & A page is also being hosted and updated on the BOND website.
Other DFID Malawi grants
There are a number of DFID funds available for work in Malawi. Click here for more information.
Scottish Government's Small Grants Programme
Applications are now OPEN!
The Small Grants Programme is administered by Corra Foundation and developed in partnership with the Scotland’s International Development Alliance and Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP).
It is designed to accommodate smaller funding requests: project grants up to £60,000 are available for over a three year period. A maximum of £10,000 for feasibility and capacity building grants are also available, to cover a one year period.
Click here to start your application >> Closing date is 13th November.
Scottish Government's Malawi Development Programme
Malawi 2018+: likely to open October 2017, for projects to commence October 2018. This funding round will follow the same format as the recent Zambia and Rwanda funding rounds, of a two stage process (concept note and full application).
To find out more about the Zambia and Rwanda process, click here >>
Wellcome Trust International Funding
The Wellcome Trust offer a wide variety of funding schemes to support individual researchers, teams, resources, seed ideas and places.
They also fund major initiatives in areas which are strategically important, by invitation, but we welcome the opportunity to discuss ideas which might fit with our strategic priorities.
Friends of Malawi Association Funding
Friends of Malawi Association make small grants, normally up to £1,000 to any one organisation in any one year, for a variety of projects in Malawi where they believe their contribution can make a difference.
Grants are usually oriented toward social, educational and healthcare projects but they will consider any project that will improve the welfare of Malawians or further the objectives of the Association.
Job Creation Revolving Loan Fund (JCRLF) in Malawi
Seeds of Opportunity and Northern Alliance Finance Corporation Ltd are pleased to announce the launch of the Job Creation Revolving Loan Fund (JCRLF).
The JCRLF is a credit facility open to individuals and institutions that require loans and funding for new or existing activities that can simultaneously create jobs and improve community or national climate change mitigation and adaptation in Malawi. Applicants to the JCRLF will receive concessionary credit in the form of repayable grants or low interest loans. Applications can be made at any time and the selection of loans will be made on an on-going basis.
For more information and application forms, please email Dumisani Chirambo.
The Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation
The major grants programme awards grants in excess of £5,000. The Foundation is unfortunately unable to accept unsolicited requests for the major grants programme.
The small grants programme awards grants to a maximum value of £5,000. The average award is £1,500.
The Joffe Charitable Trust
The Joffe Charitable Trust (set up by Joel and Vanetta Joffe in 1968) supports development in the developing world, primarily in anglophone sub Saharan Africa.