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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15726: Christina McKelvie (Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 28 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress that has been made in relation to the International Development Small Grants Programme funding round 2018-19.

Answered by: Alasdair Allan 29 March 2018

I am pleased to announce that funding amounting to a total of £354,860 will be provided to 12 organisations (see following link), from our Small Grants Programme 2018-2019, for work to commence in April 2018.

Total amount of Recommended funding - Programme Year 2018-2019

Type of Grant

Number

Total Recommendation

Project Implementation

5

£286,763

Feasibility Study

2

£19,517

Capacity Building

5

£48,580

TOTAL

12

£354,860

Recommendations for funding after assessment by country and grant type - Programme Year 2018-2019

Country

Project

Feasibility

Capacity Building

Total

Malawi

3

-

2

5

Malawi/Zambia

-

-

-

1

Rwanda

1

-

-

1

Zambia

1

-

1

2

Kenya

-

1

1

1

Tanzania

-

1

-

1

Mozambique

-

-

1

1

Total

5

2

5

12

The Small Grants Programme 2018-2019 attracted 17 applications before the deadline of noon , on 28 November 2017. Three applications were rejected as outwith our eligibility criteria, and therefore were not part of the full assessment process. The remaining 14 applications were fully assessed. Two did not meet our assessment criteria and were therefore not awarded funding.

The full list of the projects to be funded is available on the following web link: https://beta.gov.scot/publications/small-grants-programme-2018-2019/