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Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

As the official relief and development agency of the Catholic church in Scotland, SCIAF seeks to empower poor and oppressed people in developing countries and to engage the Scottish public in the process of building a more just world. Support is given to long term development projects in a limited number of priority countries (currently 23) and also to emergency, relief and rehabilitation projects worldwide, according to needs and resources. Around 60% of funding is allocated to projects which fall under specific programme areas - currently food security and sustainable livelihoods, health and disability, HIV/AIDS, and peacebuilding. SCIAF works entirely through local partners, and supports communities most in need, regardless of race or religion. In Scotland SCIAF is involved in development education in primary and secondary schools and the informal sector, campaigning with a current focus on trade and debt, advocacy, communications and media, and fundraising. As a member of the Catholic Development Network CIDSE, SCIAF acts as a distinct Scottish development voice on many national consortia. The main source of funding is the Scottish Catholic community and wider Scottish community. There are 28 staff (22 full-time) at SCIAF's Glasgow HQ and one staff member based in Edinburgh.

Contact details

19 Park Circus, G3 6BE