Corra Foundation has welcomed the announcement of £450,000 awarded to international development organisations operating in Scotland. The small grants scheme aims to help Scottish organisations develop their scale, scope and long term ambitions, supporting small NGOs to make a big impact to help reduce poverty worldwide.
And the Foundation has played a key role, having administered the scheme on behalf of the Scottish Government for the last two years.
Commenting, Minister for International Development, Humza Yousaf, said:
“Working with smaller agencies opens the door to new solutions. This is the power of the small grants programme – it helps organisations at home realise their ambition, it helps the Scottish Government fulfil its role as a good global citizen and, most importantly, it helps support some of the world’s most vulnerable people.”
Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, added:
“For 30 years, the Foundation has been a leading grant-maker in Scotland, running our own international development programme between 2003 and 2009. We have been delighted to make this expertise and experience matter, by administering the Scottish Government’s scheme. It is great to know that our role in supporting and assessing applicants results in robust grant awards that will make a real difference to the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable citizens.”