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Welcome to the UK Aid Direct Applications portal

Please review the options below to help determine what you do next.

Applying for a grant

Would you like to apply for a Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) Project Grant?
Please ensure you read all the guidance available.

Applications for Community Partnership and Impact grants are now closed to concept notes, and we are therefore no longer accepting applications for this funding round.

How to apply

If you are new to applying for a grant with us, please register first and then follow the prompts. If you have applied for a UK Aid Direct / Small Charities Challenge Fund grant previously, please click Login and enter your details. Once logged in, you can choose to continue with an existing application, or click Apply to begin a new one.

SCCF project grants have remained open for applications since 2017. After the current funding round deadline of 25 March 2021, the round will close for applications. If you intend on submitting an application you should ensure that you do so by 17:00 on 25 March 2021 as no applications will be accepted after this point.


Do you have an application currently 'live' with us? Or want to review an application you have already submitted?

To edit or review an application that you have not yet submitted simply ‘Login’ using your account details.

Technical tips

  • Only login to the portal via one device at a time. If you login on two computers at the same time your application information may not save correctly
  • The online portal works on the latest versions of Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 
  • If you are having problems accessing the form, we recommend you try to access the portal via Google Chrome
  • If you continue to experience issues please contact

Register with us to stay in touch

If there are no suitable funding rounds available to you, please register with us and we will keep you informed of new funding rounds as they are announced. You can also keep in touch with our latest news by following us on Twitter and Facebook.