The Scottish Government has opened 2 windows of opportunities for call for proposals .The first is for small grants and the second if for Larger grants as depicted below

The first window is the small grants to be found under the following link

International Development Small Grants Programme
Scottish International Development Organisations can now apply for funding through year two of the Scottish Government’s International Development Small Grants Programme. This will distribute approximately £500,000 in 2015 to support projects that help some of the world’s poorest countries and fit within the Scottish Government’s International Development Policy.

Eligible projects must be focused in one of the Scottish Government’s priority countries, contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (and the post-2015 Framework in due course), and the alleviation of poverty and economic growth in the priority countries. These are: Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Indian States of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa.

Incorporated not-for-profit organisations which have a presence in Scotland and an annual turnover of less than £150,000 are eligible to apply. The Programme is specifically intended to accommodate smaller requests for funding to contribute to current International Development policy and outcomes and to overarching Scottish Government outcomes. Therefore, although there are maximum grant levels in place, it is envisaged that a range of project sizes will be supported through the Programme.

The Scottish Government recognise that there are some small organisations which would wish to apply to the Programme, but do not currently meet the criteria of being incorporated. In recognition of this, and to assist these organisations, the Scottish Government has announced that organisations in the process of becoming unincorporated may apply for funding from the Small Grants Programme, on condition that they will have become an incorporated organisation (e.g. either by becoming a Company limited by guarantee, a community interest company or a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) by 31st December 2014.
There are three types of grants available: Project, Feasibility and Capacity Building. Applicants may only apply for one type of grant in each funding year

• Deadline for applications is 3 October 2014, with projects to start no earlier than 1 April 2015.
• We have increased our individual project budgets this time, to a max 600k over 3 years (previously 400k max), with the total fund 13,890,000 over 3 years
• Per our Cooperation Agreement with the Government of Malawi, funding is again to the agreed themes of: Sustainable Economic Development (including renewable energy); Civic Society & Governance; Health; and Education. The Call for Funding (p2-4) sets out the specifics around the GoM priorities for this round.
• We have indicated that, after discussion with the GoM, we particularly welcome applications under: the economic development strand; the civic governance strand; diaspora led projects; and innovative projects, when accompanied by appropriate M&E, to ensure that lessons can be learned and shared.
• we have “wrapped up” the monies allocated for the successor to the Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration project (MREAP) within this funding round, so that it is competitively tendered, and encouraging innovative RE proposals that cross the 4