The objectives of the small grants scheme are to:
- Increase sustainability in the development objectives of Sri Lanka and Maldives
- Combine capacities of skilled professionals to achieve common development objectives, and
- Establish a platform for sector specialists/organisations to develop linkages/consortiums that can continue to work with/or without the support of a small grant.
The small grants are designed to assist proactive alumni in implementing activities contributing to sustainable development in Sri Lanka. Alumni can propose a development related activity that supports Sri Lanka and Maldives to address challenges in the wake of COVID-19, with a particular focus on gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, health security, stability, social cohesion and economic recovery connected to the effects of COVID-19.