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August 29th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund has won UK Government fund-matching for its Wee Box, Big Change Lenten Appeal next year, the charity’s 50th anniversary year
The UK Government has announced that it will match every pound donated to SCIAF’s 50th anniversary Wee Box, Big Change appeal next Lent. The aid agency is now hopeful that, with the match funding, it could raise more than £2 million pounds for the world’s poorest during the appeal. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland who is on the board of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, said the money would help those who needed it most. The SCIAF 2015 Wee Box appeal will help women farmers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Rwanda grow more food, boost their incomes and have a bigger say in their communities. The match funding was awarded to SCIAF through the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) UK Aid Match scheme. The programme matches pound for pound public donations to selected charity appeals, giving the public a say in how Britain’s... continue reading.