The Small Grants Scheme has been running for five years. More than 46 Tanzania VSO volunteers have now benefitted from this scheme, with grants ranging from £100 to the maximum £450. The aims are to increase the effectiveness of the volunteer’s project or to improve the lives of the community supported by the volunteer’s project. In the latter case, the project must include ‘matching funding in terms of materials or labour from that community’. Funding for the small grants has come from TDT’s core funding programme but we are very grateful also to Britain-Tanzania Society member and former VSO volunteer Graham Child, who has generously supported the scheme.