What is it?
The Welsh Government Wales for Africa Grant Scheme will enable
community groups and organisations throughout Wales to access
funding for small-scale Wales-Africa projects. Up to £230,000 is
available per year, with an annual minimum of £50,000 dedicated to
health activities. The first round is now open as of 4
May 2018, with a deadline of 29 June
How much funding is available?
A funding round for medium grants of between £5,000 and £15,000
will be available from 4 May 2018 to 29
June 2018 for projects that meet scheme criteria. This
will be followed by a small grants round in the Summer, for
projects between £500 and £4,999. In the Summer there will also be
the opportunity to apply for one larger multi-year project valued
up to £50,000. The total fund size is £230,000.
Who and what will it fund?
The scheme will be open to organisations with lead partners based
in Wales. Project eligibility and assessment will be undertaken by
WCVA. Final funding decisions will be made by Welsh Government.
Funding will be allocated under 4 thematic
Health - projects that contribute to the physical
and mental health and wellbeing of communities in sub Saharan
- Sharing of knowledge and skills between health institutions in
Wales and Africa
- Supporting healthcare professionals in Africa to access small
scale training and support from Wales; and
- Supporting communities in Wales and Africa to access to more
equitable, quality healthcare
Sustainable Livelihoods - projects that work to
tackle financial poverty, enabling economic resilience in families
and supporting small-scale enterprise and employment:
- Community-led, income generating cooperatives that have benefit
to Wales and Africa
- Engaging the Welsh public through Fair Trade campaigns,
advocacy or policy
- Activities that bring the Welsh consumer closer to the producer
in a sustainable way
- Support to small scale Sub Saharan African agricultural
projects and grassroots income generating activities
Lifelong Learning - projects that support
individuals and groups in Wales and/or Africa to develop new skills
- Linking communities in Wales with communities in Africa to
develop mutual understanding of global development and
- Supporting the educational needs of disadvantaged children in
Africa and sharing that experience with school pupils in Wales,
contributing to their global education; and
- Supporting people in Africa to learn
practical/vocational/artistic skills to improve their
Climate Change and Environment - strategic and practical
climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives using Welsh
- Projects which enable the use of renewable energy in
- Projects engaging people in Wales with climate change issues as
they affect Africa;
- Work aiming to support African partners in implementing
sustainable development practices.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for further enquiries.