Development charities with annual incomes of less than £250,000 are being urged to apply for grants of up to £50,000 from the Department for International Development. The Small Charities Challenge Fund is open to small, UK-registered charities for projects running for up to two years and which focus on strengthening the capacity of grass-roots development organisations and work with the poor, vulnerable and most marginalised. The fund is looking for charities that carry out work in DfID’s priority countries towards achieving the global development goals. The fund will particularly welcome applications for projects that work on securing better outcomes for widows, according to a DfID statement. The SCCF is a rolling fund, with reviews of applications every six months. The next deadline is 5pm on Thursday 28 March 2019. Further information and the scheme’s application form can be found here.