INTRAC is delighted to announce that we have a few spaces on a free monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) training course starting in January 2022. This course is offered as part of the Strengthening Small Organisations with Big Ambitions programme funded through an SCCF Capacity Building Grant of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). This programme aims to support small UK charities working internationally, improving their resilience and make them better able to provide effective support to their partner organisations and communities overseas.

Following consultations with a core group of small charities, MEL was identified as one of the main areas of interest, and a course programme was developed to fit their learning needs. Applications for the places available must be received by Sunday 19 December 2021. Enrolment will take place on 4 January 2022, and the course itself will run from 11 January to 2 March. The course will consist of six, 90-minute online sessions and about one hour per week of individual study using INTRAC’s e-learning platform.

We are now opening up enrolment to candidates working (including in a volunteer capacity) for small UK-based charities. To be eligible for the course, applicants must represent an organisation which:

  • Is registered as a charity in the UK
  • Is working towards at least one of the Global Goals
  • Is working in at least one eligible country (see picture / table below)
  • Have an average annual income over the past three years lower than £400,000 (and ideally below £250,000)

In addition, we expect that you share our commitment to developing the civil society sector through partners in the countries in which you operate, along with an openness to learning from our trainers as well as your peers.