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September 2017


St. Andrews House

5th Round of Small Grants Programme announced

On Saturday 2 September, the Scottish Government announced the latest funding round of their International Development Small Grants Programme. This award is welcomed by all of us in the international development sector across Scotland.

Jane Salmonson,  our Chief Executive, said: "Grants available to smaller organisations make an incredible difference to organisations here in Scotland who deserve this extra boost for their projects that improve the lives and life chances of people facing hardship and lack of opportunity overseas."

Get involved with Climate Week 2017

This year Scotland is celebrating its second national climate week from 18-22 September.The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of, and inspire action on climate change. Contributions and engagement from the international development sector are important. 

FInd out why climate change and international development policy are inextricably linked, and how you can join in, including responding to the new Climate Change Bill consultation which closes on 22 September...


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Mamie Martin Fund to manage new scholarships

In August, the Scottish Government announced £50,000 of scholarships to support female students to access education in Malawi. Routed through the Mamie Martin Fund, It will support 23 girls to go to secondary school and two women to attend university in Malawi.

Only 2 days left to register for our Annual Conference

The deadline for registration for this years annual conference is 12 noon on 6 September 2017. The full programme detailing all speakers and sessions is available on our new website. Don't miss out on reserving your place, we're almost at capacity!

Link Community Development publish final results for Girls' Education Challenge project

Impressive endline results have been published from one of Link Community Development's most successful projects to date – Improved Girls’ Learning in Rural Wolaita Zone, Ethiopia, funded by UK Aid.


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ActionAid UK launches new partnership with People’s Postcode Lottery

This year, ActionAid UK launched a new partnership with the Edinburgh based People’s Postcode Lottery. Funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery will play a vital role in supporting the delivery of ActionAid’s new strategy, Together with women and girls.

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New online international affairs magazine

Launched in July and published monthly, CABLE is Scotland’s newest & only international affairs magazine. One of CABLE’s stated aims is to illuminate internationally-focused NGO work which is coming out of Scotland.

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Take One Action Film Festival coming up 12th - 24th September

The UK’s leading social change film festival celebrates its tenth edition with a powerful programme brimming with urgent, impassioned films about some of the most pressing issues of our time, from climate change to conflict resolution and EU immigration policy.

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NIDOS is no more... Check out our brand new website

Our new website URL is live. . Along with better functionality in our members only areas, this new look website is set to be the go-to place for all things International Development in Scotland.


Our Annual Report for 2016-2017 is now available

Our annual impact report has been published for the financial year 2016-2017.  You can download a copy from our website or request a hardcopy.

Security Risk Management: a basic guide for smaller NGOs

Shaun Bickley, a consultant listed on our Consultants Directory, has produced an easy-to-use security resource to help smaller NGOs demystify security risk management.

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