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Coronavirus (COVID-19): international development funding

Published: 8 Jun 2021

Information about funding made available from the International Development Fund (IDF) and the Humanitarian Emergency Fund (HEF) during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published:
8 Jun 2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19): international development funding

COVID-19 has had an effect on the existing work of our programme since March 2020. We have tried to mitigate the effects of that on our project partners, including by approving additional funding where we were able to do so and by allowing projects to pivot spend in order to prevent COVID-19. In total, we have made available £2,991,594 from the International Development Fund (IDF) and the Humanitarian Emergency Fund (HEF).

Additional COVID-19 project spend

We provided £2,611,690 of support from the IDF towards new initiatives to respond to COVID-19 in our partner countries of Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia and Pakistan.

Organisation

Country

Purpose

Amount

Comments

First Aid Africa

Zambia

Oxygen and oxygen plant facility installed at Chitambo hospital, Central Province, with provision for all clinics and health centres in the surrounding area.

£144,897

 

First Aid Africa

Zambia

Renewable Energy Solutions for Zambia at six health centres or hospitals will have off-grid solar systems installed to ensure reliable access to electricity.

£89,793

 

Strathclyde University

Malawi

Power Resilience for Health Centres in Malawi:

Targeted: deployment of back-up solar PV systems in 4-6 rural hospitals in N Malawi.

£72,000

 

 

Strathclyde University

Malawi

Cover costs of pro-bono engineering resource (transport, spares, etc.) of offered engineering support by Malawian engineers.

£8,000

 

College of Medicine

Malawi

Enhancement of Immunophenotyping and Genomic Sequencing Capacity in Malawi at the College of Medicine (vaccine work).

£200,000

Made up of £100,000 of new funding and £100,00 transferred from Governance project underspend.

College of Medicine

Malawi

COVID-19 Test kits.

£14,500

 

British Council Pakistan

Pakistan

IT Resilience and Support for Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls.

£60,000

 

UNICEF

Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia

Assist with their in-country COVID-19 response.

£2,000,000

 

Kids OR

Malawi

Provision of the disposable accessories (Filters, Face Masks and Canulas) required to make safe use of 30 Oxygen Concentrators.

£22,500

 

Total

   

2,611,690

 

Project COVID-19 pivoted spend

We have also provided financial support in response to COVID-19 to projects within our current IDF programmes. This financial support has been either re-profiled project underspend or additional funding (supplemented by returned project underspend at the start of the financial year).

Malawi Development Programme

Project Name

Organisation

Total funding

Purpose

MalDent – Oral Health Project at the Malawi College of Medicine

University of Glasgow

£53,000 - £20,000 re-profiled underspend and £33,000 additional funds.

To purchase digital devices and data bundles at the College of Medicine to facilitate remote teaching/learning.

MALSCOT - ‘Moving towards sustainability: strengthening rural health facilities, to support roll-out of cervical cancer ‘screen and treat’ services across Malawi’

University of Edinburgh

£5,600 re-profiled underspend

Total of £4,000 to purchase PPE for staff to deliver cervical cancer screening safely. £1,600 to pay for the installation of new electrical water Pumps at the health centre in Thekerani. This will support with WASH efforts at the Health centre.

Community action and service access for maternal, newborn and child health

St John Scotland

£13,800 additional funds

PPE to enable volunteers to continue delivering the project safely

Access to Justice

Chance for Change

£3,788 re-profiled underspend

To cover additional medical costs of inmates as a result of COVID -19.

EASE – Energy Access through Social Enterprise and Decentralisation

University of Strathclyde

£1,750 re-profiled underspend

To purchase ICT equipment to enable remote delivery of the project, including remote training for the installation of the solar energy micro-grids.

Total

 

£77,938

 

Rwanda Development Programme

Project Name

Organisation

Total funding

Purpose

SaveAbility Socio-Economic Empowerment of People with Disabilities in Rwanda

Christian Blind Mission

£14,500

To provide increased access to phone and internet, accessible information about COVID-19 to people with disabilities, such as producing information in braille.

Supporting and protecting members of VSLA during the pandemic, such as providing transport costs to hospital for some of the poorest families.

Social Practices Approach to Literacy

University of Aberdeen

£1,000

Masks, soap and handwashing facilities.

Sustainable Economic and Agricultural Development Project (SEAD)

Tearfund

£2,366

Installation of handwashing stations, purchase of hand washing soaps, purchase/hiring of megaphones, cost-adjustment for hiring of training halls to enable the delivery of project activities in adherence to COVID-19 prevention measures

Coffee Market Building for Peace and Prosperity Project

Challenges Worldwide

£12,500

To provide bespoke support to each coffee cooperative whose operations and market access have been impacted by COVID-19. Sector specialists will provide tailored advice on financial analysis, break points, production costs, sales price negotiations, facilitating introductions and negotiations with buyers.  It will also be used to build resilience over the coming months as restrictions continue.

Total

 

£30,366

 

Zambia Development Programme

Project Name

Organisation

Total funding

Purpose

Making Agriculture A Business

Christian Aid

£6,600 re-profiled underspend

COVID-19 mitigation measures – PPE, hand-washing equipment etc.

Mobile technology to enable remote working.

First Aid and Renewable Energy Solutions For Communities In Zambia's Central Province

First Aid Africa

£25,000 re-profiled underspend

Match-funded through BCCET to provide private sector support towards Zambia’s COVID-19 response. Supplied PPE and oxygen for distribution through Ministry of Health.

Total

 

£31,600

 

​​​​​​​Humanitarian Emergency Fund COVID-19 spend

The purpose of our Humanitarian Emergency Fund is to provide effective assistance to reduce the threat to life and wellbeing of a large number of a population faced with a humanitarian emergency. In 2020-21, £240,000 of support from this fund went towards COVID-19 response efforts for vulnerable communities.

Organisation

Country

Purpose

Amount

Comments

Disasters Emergency Committee

Syria, Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, Afghanistan, DRC, Rohingya Refugees

Support an emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis, focused on vulnerable displaced communities and refugees.

£192,000

 

Mission Aviation Fellowship

South Sudan

Support an emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis, focused on vulnerable communities.

£16,000

 

Mercy Corps

Afghanistan

Support an emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis, focused on vulnerable communities.

£16,000

 

SCIAF

DRC

Support an emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis, focused on vulnerable communities.

£16,000

 

Total

   

£240,000