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.

Next steps

INTRAC is currently shortlisting 16 small UK-based charities working in international development that will form the core audience for this programme by participating in a co-creation meeting in March 2021 and by providing regular feedback throughout the programme. This process will ensure that the programme activities are suited to the needs and preferences of its participants as well as guiding the content design.

In addition, other small organisations with big ambitions will also have the chance to learn from this programme by downloading and using the toolkits that (as other INTRAC resources) will be made available to the general public.

We look forward to sharing more details from this exciting programme of work as it progresses during 2021.

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