Apply to the Health Partnership Capacity Development Programme!

THET is pleased to announce that through the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) we will be launching the Health Partnership Capacity Development Programme, a comprehensive programme to strengthen small civil society organisations (CSOs) working through Health Partnerships.

The Health Partnership Capacity Development programme will work with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across the UK who are working in partnership with health institutions and those delivering health related projects in UK Aid Direct eligible countries. This two–year programme has been funded by the UK Aid Direct Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF). 

The programme will strengthen the capacity and improve resilience of small international-focussed CSOs in the UK to deliver their strategic objectives through a comprehensive capacity development programme which will include participatory workshops and online tools and resources. Through this approach, the programme will aim to enable eligible CSOs to better demonstrate their impact and successfully mobilise funds, thereby supporting increased sustainability and scale up of reach and impact. The project will benefit the CSOs, their partners and beneficiaries. 


The Health Partnership Capacity Development programme takes a holistic approach and will guide successful applicants through a process to assess their capacity development needs which will be underpinned by THET’s Principles of Partnership. This will include training workshops and a mentorship scheme to improve their capacity to deliver quality health partnership projects.  

Each CSO will be assigned a mentor, who will support their development action plans and accompany them at intervals throughout the project to support them in achieving their goals. CSOs will be supported to establish active networks for learning and peer to peer support throughout the lifetime of the programme.

CSOs will also be invited to participate in a series of practical and interactive capacity development workshops focusing on their identified needs to equip and motivate them to take forward specific capacity development activities within their CSOs. 

Mutual learning should be an important element of all partnerships involved in this programme, with knowledge flowing between the UK and low-and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions. Partnerships must ensure exchange in learning is documented and, where possible, the learning is implemented.  

Eligibility and Requirements

The core requirements for applications are: 

  • Applications must be made by CSOs who manage a health partnership between a UK health organisation and a LMIC health organisation, which is based in one, or more, of the countries identified in this Call. Partnerships are expected to demonstrate how each of the partners will actively engage in the programme.
  • If your partnership works in one, or more, of the following UK Aid Direct eligible LMICs then you are eligible to apply  so long as other eligibility requirements are met.  
  • Applications must be made in English. Unfortunately, THET cannot accept applications written in other languages. 
  • The majority of health partnership project activities must be carried out by volunteers. 

To find out more and to apply please click here! 

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