Scottish Government Zambia & Rwanda Development Programmes
Funding Round 2017

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About Scottish Government Zambia & Rwanda Development Programmes

Please note: this call is now closed.

International development is a key part of Scotland’s global contribution within the international community. It encompasses Scottish Government’s core values, historical and contemporary, of fairness and equality. It is about Scotland acting as a good global citizen.

Scottish Government has a distinctive development contribution to make, through focusing Scotland’s expertise, being innovative and employing a unique partnership approach, for global good.

As noted in Global Citizenship: Scotland’s International Development Strategy[1] published in December 2016, the international development programme will build upon existing bilateral partnerships with four countries: Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda and Pakistan.

This funding round relates to projects specifically for work in Zambia and Rwanda and, in order to maximise impact, there will be a focus on specific regions in each country: Central Province, Zambia and Western and Southern Provinces of Rwanda.

In response to sector feedback following the Scottish Government’s Consultation on international development policy in 2016[2], the Scottish Government’s Zambia and Rwanda Development Programmes will operate as a two stage application process.  The first stage of the process will be for interested organisations to submit a concept note which will provide a clear overview of the planned project and demonstrate the impact that the work will have.  From the assessment of the concept notes, successful organisations will be invited to complete a full application form which will require much more detail of the project plans.




Closing date for submission of concept notesResult of concept notes assessment Closing date for full applicationsAnnouncement of fundingProjects start
4th May 20171st June 201729th June 2017w/c 7th August 20171st October 2017

Information Session

Information Session – Edinburgh, Thursday 23 March

Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for International Development and Europe, introduced an information session on the Scottish Government’s new International Development Strategy in Edinburgh on 23rd March 2017.  At the event, Corra Foundation also provided information and advice on the 2017 Zambia & Rwanda funding round.  Copies of the slides shown at the event are available under Guidance & Documentation.