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Small International Development Charities Programme

The FSI's 2021-2022 programme has come to an end – you can still check out the event recordings, eLearning, resources and other support tailored for international development charities below.


PLUS watch this space for further live events! In the meantime, you can access the FSI's core training for small charities, and request free 1:1 advice.



Get Involved

View the range of support available below. To book FSI training and events, your organisation will need to be registered with the FSI for free membership. To receive more information on upcoming news and events, please sign up to our newsletter here


The Programme

This project has been designed to improve the resilience and capacity of small international-focused Civil Society Organisations in the UK, to deliver their strategic objectives. It was funded with UK aid from the UK government along with some matched funding from the FSI. The project aimed to harness the expertise of small UK charities working internationally, to improve knowledge, skills and confidence and ultimately improve outcomes for end users in the countries in which the charities operate. 


This funded programme was for Small International Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) with an annual income under under £1million. Find out more about free FSI membership here.


Aid Cut Statement

The FSI exists to create a world filled with independent, effective and accountable charities with the belief, passion and capacity to achieve their vision. We work to build and share knowledge, to elevate the voice of small charities with policy makers and the public, to build leadership in small charities and to support small charities to raise vital funds to meet the needs of their beneficiaries. We were devastated to hear of the cuts to UK Aid, announced by FCDO around the start of this support programme. The loss of the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) in particular is a huge loss to the small international development charity sector. Our Small International Development Charities Programme was funded by FCDO through what remains of the SCCF. Being among the few projects unaffected by these tragic cuts, we are more motivated than ever to stand up for small charities working in international development.  We exist to support small charities, and we will work to ensure that we support you in the best ways we can in the wake of these harmful cuts. If you would like to contact us about how your organisation has been impacted and how we can best support you please email

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