Fundraising: DfID beefs up International Service grant

Volunteering development charity International Service is one of 18 international aid charities to get a 26 per cent funding increase from the Department for International Development, raising its grant for 2005 to £1.47m.

The same percentage increase was given to Cafod, Christian Aid and Oxfam under a partnership programme agreement. The DfID has increased the total amount dispensed by £16m to £78m. VSO now receives almost £28m.

International Service sends skilled volunteers to the poorest non-English speaking nations. VSO focuses on former Commonwealth countries.

The rise will help International Service with its foreign football coaching initiative, Coaching for Hope.

The pilot scheme will send 10 coaches to Mali and Burkina Faso, with the Football Association providing two specialists. The idea is to teach football to children and help adult youth workers gain FA coaching certificates.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus