We provide funds to our member organisations through four different grants for development cooperation. They in turn have partnerships all over the world to support work for democracy, sustainability and human rights.
We have a strategic partnership with Sida whereby our member organisations and their local partners can apply for funding from the Swedish government’s budget for international development cooperation.
This illustration shows how the funds are distributed:
260 Million SEK and 50 countries
In 2021, we distributed over 260 million SEK to some 70 projects in about 50 countries through our member organisations and their partners. For the projects, we apply for money from Sida through four different grants: Long-term development cooperation, Humanitarian interventions, an Internship program and a Communications program in Sweden to raise awareness about international development cooperation.
How the SMC Secretariat Works with Funds
At SMC’s secretariat in Sweden, administrators and financial controllers work to assess applications and follow up on the results the projects achieve. But the role of a desk officer is not just about paperwork. We have a close dialogue with our member organisations and their partners so that we can learn from each other, network and together advocate on issues like localisation, nexus and religious literacy.
Project – when a member organisation cooperates with its partner in a limited project.
Program – when a member organisation carries out projects in cooperation with several partners in a country.It can either be a regional program or a thematic program.
Core support – when a member organisation supports a partner’s full operational capacity and not just a project or program.
Decicated funding for Environment, Climate and Resilience – support for member organisations that already support partners in other ways but want to add initatives with goals such as sustainable environment, environmental and climate justice and biodiversity.
SMC – Faith in Development’s four different grants for Development Cooperation
With Civil Society we Create Sustainable Change
We have long cooperated with churches and other organisations in civil society globally. Our network can support people, organisations and churches to stand up for their rights and together build peaceful, equal and sustainable societies.
We want people in Sweden to be committed to a society that is environmentally sustainable, fair, equal and democratic. That is why we support communication projects that ontributes to a better world in many different ways.
Our Humanitarian Work contributes to a Resilient Society
Local organisations in countries like Yemen, Syria and South Sudan know best how to save lives, reduce suffering and uphold human dignity. Therefore, our humanitarian work is based on strengthening local actors in very difficult contexts.
Internships with Engagement for life through our Member Organisations
Interns are important for increasing knowledge and commitment to international development cooperation and the global goals in Agenda 2030. Several of our member organisations offer internships with their International Partners.