Publication - Progress report

Contribution to international development report: 2017-2018

Published: 3 Sep 2018
Directorate:
External Affairs Directorate
Part of:
International
ISBN:
9781787811294

First ever Contribution to International Development Report takes a holistic look at a wide cross-section of Scottish Government international development activity, and presents it within the context of the UN Global Goals.

Contribution to international development report: 2017-2018
Annex C - Small Grants Projects

Annex C - Small Grants Projects

#

Country

Lead Organisation

Project Aim

Financial Years

Total Awarded

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International Development Project Grants Awarded in 2017

1

Madhya Pradesh, India

Youth for Economic Justice

Through mentoring, partnership and skills transfer, Youth for Economic Justice helps local organisations in developing countries to effectively respond to economic exclusion of young people.

2017-18 -
2019-20

£60,000

2

Malawi

Balmore Trust

The project aims to combat the adverse effects of climate change on rice farming by providing farmers with increased access to, and better management of water resources in the Karonga area of Malawi.

2017-18 -
2019-20

£59,750

3

Malawi

Cerebral Palsy Africa

Fit for School is an early intervention programme designed to provide essential early support to young children with complex physical and learning disabilities (such as cerebral palsy) to enable them to be fit for school at six years of age and give them the best chance of remaining in school.

2017-18 -
2019-20

£59,551

4

Malawi

Malawi Fruits

The "Inspiring Youth in Agriculture" project will provide training and support for young people to enable them to grow a variety of low input/high value crops; take the crops to local processing facilities; receive processed crops and then sell them both locally and outside their communities through contract markets.

2017-18 -
2019-20

£44,800

5

Tanzania

Big First Aid Project

This project aims to develop a more complete solution to the challenge of emergency health care in Tanzania by training taxi responders to an advanced level of first aid to enable them to treat casualties and transfer them to hospital quickly.

2017-18 -
2019-20

£58,259

6

Tanzania

Lake Victoria Disabled Centre

This project will develop a fully functioning prosthetics workshop where 3D printing will enable the creation of artificial limbs for children and adults in the Mara region on Tanzania.

2017-18 -
2019-20

£57,670

7

Tanzania

Twende Pamoja

This project will offer support to improve the ICT skills of teachers, and in turn pupils, in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.

2017-18 -
2019-20

£59,140

8

Zambia

Friends of Chitambo

The project aims to contribute to reducing mortality and morbidity due to common medical emergencies by developing and scaling-up a model of medical communication and support for 'hard to reach' clinic areas in Zambia.

2017-18 -
2019-20

£59,999

Total Project Grants

 

£459,169

International Development Feasibility Grants Awarded in 2017

1

Zambia

Zambia Therapeutic Art

Current approaches to treatment in Mental Health in Zambia are dominated by pharmacology. However, this approach alone has limited efficacy: research by WHO and NHSScotland indicates that psychological approaches are also needed for optimum care.

2017-18

£10,000

International Development Capacity Building Grants Awarded in 2017

1

Tanzania

Yes! Tanzania

YES! Tanzania helps community sports organisations located in the most disadvantaged urban areas of Tanzania be sustainable, more effective and to reach more young people.

2017-18

£9,988

International Development Project Grants Awarded in 2016

1

Malawi

Aiming Higher in Malawi

This project will implement a holistic, integrated health care improvement intervention for 400 disabled children from rural villages in Mulanje South West and Thyolo East, Malawi.

2016-17 -
2018-19

£59,991

2

Malawi

Haemophilia Scotland

The "Malawi Bleeding Disorders Diagnosis Project" will work through the Society of Haemophilia and Allied Disorders Malawi on three outcomes: to Inform, Diagnose and Treat.

2016-17 -
2018-19

£19,875

3

Zambia and Tanzania

LUV + (Leprosy at Utale Village PLUS)

The project will initiate a variety of appropriate and sustainable income-generating schemes in eight leprosy communities - five in Zambia and three in Tanzania which are home to 350 persons affected by leprosy.

2016-17 -
2018-19

£47,850

4

Malawi

Scotland Malawi Business Group

This project will ensure access for small scale pond aquaculture fish farmers to reliable sources of quality fingerlings at an affordable price by developing 15 commercially viable small scale tilapia fingerling producers.

2016-17 -
2018-19

£59,899

5

Malawi

The Turing Trust

This Information and Communications Technology ( ICT) project will create a customised e-library to complement the provision of community ICT hubs in 200 rural schools. A solar powered ICT hub will be developed and training on maintenance undertaken. Income generating activities will be developed.

2016-17 -
2018-19

£60,000

6

Zambia

Global Eco Village Network International

Four schools will be worked with to produce Resilience Plans and become demonstration sites to inspire their surrounding communities towards sustainable development.

2016-17 -
2018-19

£60,000

7

Zambia

On Call Africa

This project will introduce extended training and post qualification support to Community Health Workers ( CHWs). Fifteen existing Community Health Workers and 15 new recruits will benefit, potentially reaching over 9,000 people in 15 communities a year.

2016-17 -
2018-19

£39,900

8

India

Youth for Economic Justice

The Girls on the Move project will work with 122 Asdvasi young women aged 16 to 25 years. Enterprise development and vocational training will be provided, together with support, in order that small commercially viable businesses will be started.

2016-17 -
2018-19

£60,000

Total Project Grants

 

£407,515

International Development Project Grants Awarded in 2015

1

Malawi

CIFA Trust

The aim of the project is to strengthen the ability of poor, marginalised rural communities in Northern Malawi to achieve lasting food and nutrition security.

2015-16 -
2017-18

£57,600

2

Malawi

Students for Malawi

The aim of this project is to increase the availability of electricity to Chisitu village in southern Malawi by creating an off-grid energy generation and supply chain.

2015-16 -
2017-18

£53,340

3

Tanzania

Big First Aid Project

The project builds on a feasibility study funded by the Small Grants Programme in 2014 to research and develop a mobile phone application giving guidance on emergency healthcare and access to real time lifesaving information.

2015-16 -
2017-18

£39,609

4

Tanzania

Yes! Tanzania

The aim of the project is to significantly minimise the number of new HIV infections within young people aged 15 to 24 years in disadvantaged communities in Arusha.

2015-16 -
2017-18

£41,333

5

Zambia

Friends of Chitambo

The project aims to improve emergency care provisions in the Chitambo District of Zambia and reduce morbidity and mortality rates which occur due to common medical emergencies.

2015-16 -
2017-18

£35,805

6

India

South Asia Voluntary Enterprise

The project aims to reduce the infant mortality rate by improving infant and young child feeding practices amongst the poorest areas of Patna City, Bihar.

2015-16 -
2017-18

£48,335

7

Malawi

Grow Volunteer Consulting

The project is to "Improve the business skills, and business performance of 250 disadvantaged female entrepreneurs in Malawi".

2015-16 -
2017-18

£59,758

8

Malawi

Balmore Trust

This project "Threshing machines for Malawi" builds on a feasibility study funded by this programme last year. Three pedal driven rice threshing machines built in Scotland are being shipped to Malawi for testing. The project will look at scaling up the supply of the machines, including the most cost effective way of construction and assembly.

2015-16 -
2017-18

£60,000

Total Project Grants

 

£395,780

Climate Justice Innovation Fund Projects

1

Malawi

Leith Community Crops in Pots

The dual aim of the project is to improve the nutrition of food-poor school children in Livingstonia, an isolated part of northern Malawi, alongside addressing the serious issue of deforestation.

2017-18 -
2020-21

£99,993

2

Malawi

Tearfund

The aim of this research project is to test out a hypothesis that 'conservation agriculture' which uses naturally occurring materials and climate smart techniques can protect Maize crops from infestation by the Fall Army Worm, which has had a devastating effect on food production in Malawi over the last two years.

2017-18 -
2019-20

£99,924

3

Malawi

Malawi Fruits

The aim of the project is to improve the lives of a small farming community in the Rumphi district of northern Malawi. The project focuses on boosting infrastructure in the community - by refurbishing a broken irrigation scheme, installing a water filtration and treatment works and creating renewable energy through hydroelectricity or solar energy. The project will improve the lives of the farming community by increasing food security and enabling cash crops to be grown

2017-18 -
2019-20

£98,588

4

Rwanda

Challenges Worldwide

The aim of the project is to improve the efficiency and resilience of coffee production by small-holder coffee growers in Rwanda by encouraging a move away from traditional water-intensive coffee-washing to a more effective modern washing methodology which is already widely used in other coffee producing countries.

2017-18 -
2019-20

£99,998

5

Malawi

Community Energy Scotland

This project aims to develop a mini-grid to serve four villages in the Mchinji region of Malawi with affordable power. It aims to secure a sustainable future for the mini-grid by adopting a community development approach. It will build the capacity of villagers to manage and maintain the mini-grid on a commercial basis, whereby the energy will be sold to villagers at a rate that absorbs the installation/connection and on-going maintenance costs to individual families, but is still more affordable than biomass.

2017-18 -
2019-20

£96,909 (from CJF)
£70,000 (from IDF)

6

Zambia

Aquatera Ltd

The project aims to mobilise groups of local people through an education programme. It will establish waste collection groups, who will receive technical training in how to collect plastic waste and how to recycle domestic and farming waste into biogas production and the production of briquettes for domestic use as an alternative to wood and charcoal burning. The production of biogas and fuel briquettes will form the basis of a new business enterprise to increase the income of local people. Running alongside will be a wider community campaign to change attitudes and behaviours in the longer term about recycling, using alternative energy sources and reducing dependence on wood and charcoal.

2017-18 -
2020-21

£99,950

Total CJF Project Grants

 

£595,361


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