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 >>
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 closed.
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.
Scottish Government's Malawi Development Programme
The Scottish Government's Malawi Development Programme Funding Round for 2018-2023 is now OPEN.
Project funding of up to £300,000 per year for projects lasting up to 4.5 years are available. Projects must cover one or more elements of the following list, as provided by the Government of Malawi:
- Civil Society and Governance
- Education (General and Higher)
- Sustainable Economic Development (including Renewable Energy)
For a full breakdown of these thematic areas, please read the background information and criteria document here >>
There will be a two stage application process: concept note followed by full application. Closing date for Concept Notes is 26th January 2018.
The SG has made clear its expectation that collaboration, coordination and partnership will be key priorities in this funding round. Applications will be expected to show clear evidence of how they connect, collaborate and compliment, others’ work in this area. Read more about the call and how the SMP can support your application here >>
An information session is being held in central Edinburgh on Wednesday 29th November from 9.30am – 1.30pm. Registration is required for this event. For full information and joining instructions please email by Tuesday 28th November.
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.