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Funding Opportunities

Our Funding Rounds

Following on from the publication of the Scottish Government's new International Development Strategy (2016), we will build upon our existing bilateral partnerships with four countries to deliver our international development programme:

  • Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda will form the Scottish Government's sub-Saharan African project base which will enable us to foster learning across borders by all involved; and
  • Pakistan, where there will be a strong ongoing emphasis on education, through scholarships and collaboration with key Scottish educational agencies.

The majority of the International Development Fund will still be spent through our development assistance funding stream on projects in our 3 SubSaharan partner countries that we allocate funding to, on the basis of open and transparent funding rounds.  In line with our Strategy, we are also funding separately initiatives under our capacity strengthening funding stream (eg Police-Police work) and our investment funding stream.

The timing and focus of future funding rounds under our development assistance funding stream (updated as at August 2017) is outlined below.

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

STATUS

NEXT ROUND

Zambia Development Programme

Zambia 2017-22

9th March 2017: funding round opens

4th May 2017: closing date for submission of concept notes

1st June 2017: result of concept notes assessment

29th June 2017: Closing date for full applications

w/c 7th August 2017: applicants due to be notified, with public announcement thereafter.

1st October 2017: projects start, running until March 2022.

Zambia 2022+: likely to open 2021, for projects to start in 2022.

Rwanda Development Programme

Rwanda 2017-22

9th March 2017: funding round opens

4th May 2017: closing date for submission of concept notes

1st June 2017: result of concept notes assessment

29th June 2017: Closing date for full applications

w/c 7th August 2017: applicants due to be notified, with public announcement thereafter.

1st October 2017: projects start, running until March 2022.

Rwanda 2022+: likely to open 2021, for projects to start in 2022.

Malawi Development Programme

Malawi 2015-18

Projects in first final year, subject to any extensions for up to 6 months

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).

Sub-Saharan Africa Programme

SSA 2012-15 projects are now complete

(extended 2015-16, with further extension announced 9 March 2016 for an additional year to March 2017)

SSA Programme has now closed. Our Zambia Development Programme and Rwanda Development Programme have replaced this programme.

 

South Asia Programme

SA 2013-16 projects are now complete

(extension announced 9 March 2016 for one year to March 2017)

SA Programme has now closed. Our Pakistan Development Programme has replaced this programme.

 

Small Grants Programme

Small Grants Programme (capacity building grants, feasibility grants and project grants) running since April 2014. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/International/int-dev/smallgrants

Grants under fourth year of the Programme commenced April 2017.

The Small Grants Programme for 2018+ will be announced / opened soon.

Likely August 2017, TBC