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Published on September 18, 2007

Author: Malbern

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DFID Support to CSOs:  DFID Support to CSOs 1 Palace Street, London SW1E 5HE Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75 8EA DFID Funding Departments:  DFID Funding Departments DFID Country Offices Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Department (CHASE) Information andamp; Civil Society Department (ICSD) Slide3:  Information andamp; Civil Society Department (ICSD) Based in Abercrombie House Made up of 4 teams Development Awareness Fund (DAF) Strategic Grant Agreements (SGA) Partnership Programme Agreements (PPA) Civil Society Challenge Fund (CSCF) Development Awareness Fund (DAF):  Development Awareness Fund (DAF) Introduced to help build support in the UK for international development Aims to raise public awareness of international development issues To develop a global dimension in the school curriculum £10,000 – £100,000 over maximum 3 years Annual budget of £6.5m (70% goes to Formal education sector) Strategic Grant Agreement (SGA):  Strategic Grant Agreement (SGA) Introduced in 2002 To enable wider civil society in the UK to make a contribution to international development Up to £300,000 up to a maximum 3 years Annual budget £1.2 million Project Partnership Agreement (PPA):  Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) Set up in 2000 to replace Block Grants Current Annual Budget of £86m Strategic Funding – not linked to projects PPAs last for 6 years – funding for 3 years 24 CSOs currently have PPAs - e.g. Oxfam, ADD, VSO and Helpage Have just completed decision round and agreed 8 new PPAs CSCF - Where Did It All Start?:  CSCF - Where Did It All Start? Joint Funding Scheme Open only to UK registered NGOs Provided funding up to £250,000 Required additional funding – normally 50:50 support Funded service delivery What Changed?:  What Changed? Consulted civil society sector in 1999 CSCF born in 2000 Opened to all Civil Society ie any not for profit organisations Initial budget of £10m Funded on a 50 / 50 basis Initially concentrated on rights based approach Where Are We Now?:  Where Are We Now? DFID’s main central channel of support to UK based Civil Society Organisations Almost 300 projects supported Projects can receive funding for up to 5 years Can fund projects up to £500,000 Willing to consider 100% funding One funding round per year Some Stats:  Some Stats We agreed funding for XX new projects The value of these projects for 2006/07 alone was £XXm 148 proposals were submitted by 106 different CSOs 78 CSOs had only 1 proposal under consideration 29 CSOs had a CSCF under consideration for the first time Of these X were supported We considered proposals covering 76 different countries Slide11:  Advice……… Read the guidelines - Ask for clarification on anything you don’t understand - Only send information which is asked for - Be honest - Make sure your local partner knows what is happening - Follow the format requested - Ensure your proposal links to your logframe - Do not add details simply to ‘make up the pages’ - The same applies to your budget - Answer all questions fully but concisely

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