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S5W-08448: Clare Haughey (Rutherglen)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 28 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress made in relation to its International Development Small Grants Programme funding round 2017-18.

Answered by: Alasdair Allan 29 March 2017

The Scottish Government is pleased to announce that funding amounting to a total of £479,157 will be provided to 10 organisations, from our Small Grants Programme 2017-2018, for projects to commence in April 2017.

Total amount of Recommended funding - Programme Year 2017-2018

Type of Grant

Number

Total Recommendation

Project

8

£459,169

Feasibility

1

£10,000

Capacity Building

1

£9,988

TOTAL

10

£479,157

Recommendations for funding after assessment by country and grant type - Programme Year 2017-2018

Country

Project

Feasibility

Capacity Building

Total

Malawi

3

-

-

3

Zambia

1

1

 

2

India (Madhya Pradesh)

1

-

-

1

Tanzania

3

-

1

4

Bangladesh

-

-

-

-

Rwanda

-

-

-

-

Total

8

1

1

10

The Small Grants Programme 2017-2018 attracted 22 applications before the deadline of Noon, on 28 November 2016. Two applications were rejected as outwith our eligibility criteria, and therefore were not part of the full assessment process. The remaining 20 applications were fully assessed, 10 of which did not meet our assessment criteria and were therefore not awarded funding.

The full list of the grants can be found in the following tables:

 

 

 

 

 

Project Grants

 

Organisation

 

 

Country

 

 

Summary info

 

 

Award detail

 

 

Year 1

 

 

Year 2

 

 

Year 3

 

 

Total

 

Youth for Economic Justice

India, Madhya Pradesh

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. This project will contribute to the economic empowerment of young women from minority Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes living in the Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh, through enterprise development and financial inclusion, helping with business set-up and finance management.

For the “Business Women” project -building a roadmap for economic empowerment with marginalised young women residing in slum communities in Madhya Pradesh.

£20,000

£20,000

£20,000

£60,000

Balmore Trust

Malawi

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. The plan is to install wells and pumps (solar and diesel) and supply water to 4,500 farmers who will be trained in the integrated use of ground and surface water and the maintenance of wells and pumps. The work will be carried out in conjunction with Strathclyde and Mzuzu Universities, as well as in partnership with the Kaporo Smallholder Farmers’ Association.

For the “Developing improved Management of water resources in Karonga” project in Malawi. This award is conditional upon satisfactory clarification of costings.

£21,300

£22,700

£15,750

£59,750

Cerebral Palsy Africa

 

Malawi

Children born with cerebral palsy and other disabilities can often manage in school, but many in Malawi are excluded from school because of the lack of early support. 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 6 years of age and give them the best chance of remaining in school.

For the “Fit for School” project to support young children with disabilities into school in Malawi.

£30,524

£18,989

£10,038

£59,551

Malawi Fruits

 

Malawi

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.

For the “Inspiring Youth in Agriculture” project to promote farming business among young people in Malawi.

£17,800

£15,600

£11,400

£44,800

Big First Aid Project

 

Tanzania

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.

For the “First Aid for Everyone” project – a motorbike ambulance service for Northern Tanzania.

£14,440

£21,989

£21,830

£58,259

Lake Victoria Disabled Centre

 

Tanzania

Following a feasibility study in 2015, 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.

 

For the “3D Printing of Prosthetics and Orthotics” project in Tanzania.

£21,470

£16,400

£19,800

£57,670

Twende Pamoja

 

Tanzania

This projects builds on a feasibility study in 2016 and will offer support to improve the ICT skills of teachers, and in turn pupils, in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. It is estimated that over 200 teachers and 8,000 students will have connection with the project.

For the “ICT for Better Futures 2” project, working with 23 schools in Tanzania.

£23,460

£17,340

£18,340

£59,140

Friends of Chitambo

 

Zambia

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. In addition, the project will create a Knowledge Broker network to source, summarise and communicate emergency healthcare information which will strengthen South/South support for point of care decision-making at district, national and regional level.

For the project focused on communication and decision support systems for emergency medical care in Chitambo District, Zambia.

£37,714

£22,285

-

£59,999

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

£459,169

 

Feasibility Grants

Organisation

Country

Summary info

Award Detail

Amount

Zambia Therapeutic Art

 

Zambia

Current approaches to treatment in Mental Health in Zambia are dominated by pharmacology. However, this approach alone has limited efficacy: research by WHO and NHS Scotland indicates that psychological approaches are also needed for optimum care. Frequent drug shortages further highlight the need to introduce non-pharmacological approaches.

To conduct a feasibility study to explore ‘Therapeutic Art’ as an alternative psychological intervention for those experience mental health issues in Zambia.

£10,000

Total

 

 

 

£10,000

 

Capacity Building Grants

Organisation

Country

 

Award Detail

Amount

Yes! Tanzania

 

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.

This second capacity building application will support two aspects: Development of their Community Sports Programme & Improving Funding

To carry out capacity building focused on Operational Management Systems & Income Generation and Fundraising

£9,988

Total

 

 

 

£9,988