As part of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF), INTRAC has been awarded a Capacity Development Grant to strengthen the capacity of small British charities working in international development. The programme is funded by UK aid from the British people.

About our project

The INTRAC project, Strengthening Small Organisations with Big Ambitions, aims to support small UK charities working internationally. Its goal is to improve their resilience and make them better able to provide effective support to their partner organisations and communities overseas.

The project takes the form of a free programme of online training, mentoring and open-access resources. Enrolled organisations will acquire additional skills and knowledge in organisational development and capacity strengthening. This will increase the impact of their activities with communities and CSOs tackling poverty, social exclusion, and climate change.

At this stage, we are reaching out to eligible organisations willing to engage in the programme and participate in an online co-creation workshop taking place in March 2021.

Who is the programme for?

We are looking to select 16 small organisations engaged in international development. To be eligible, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered as a charity in the UK
  • Work towards at least one of the Global Goals
  • Have an average annual income over the past three years lower than £400,000 (and ideally below £250,000)
  • Work in at least one eligible country (see table below)
To be eligible to take part in the programme, organisations must work in at least one of the countries shown here

What we ask of you is 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.

To find out more about the programme eligibility requirements, selection process, and the specifics of how the programme will operate please read our programme guide.


If you have any questions about this programme, please contact INTRAC Training Coordinator Annalisa Addis – aaddis [at] intrac.org

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