Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa Grant Scheme

Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa Grant Scheme

Second round now open for applications

WCVA is delighted to announce the second round of the Wales for Africa Grant scheme  for Small grants between £500 – £5,000 is now open. There is £53,865 available for small grants in this round .

There will also be the opportunity to apply for one larger Multi-Year project valued up to £50,000

Deadline for applications:

Small grants – 23rd November 2018

Multi- Year grant – 30th November 2018

The Wales for Africa grants scheme is a flagship initiative of the Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa programme. The scheme enables organisations in Wales to access funding for small-scale projects that contribute to Wales’ delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and deliver benefits to Wales and Africa. The scheme is administered by WCVA on behalf of Welsh Government.

It is anticipated that a wide range of organisations will apply to the fund for a diverse range of activities including:

  • Building capacity of small Welsh international development NGOs
  • Promoting international development volunteering
  • Promoting best practice in fair trade and ethical procurement across all sectors
  • Facilitating the work of diaspora communities in Wales to maximise their impact on SDG delivery in their home country

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones said:

“After the successful award of the first round of Wales for Africa Grant scheme to a diverse range of projects, I am delighted to announce the second round which covers grants from £500-£5000 and one multi-year grant of up to £50,000 over 3 years. Small grants from our Wales for Africa programme have transformed the lives of thousands of people in Africa whilst benefiting people here – from reducing infant mortality rates in Uganda to increasing the number of children who stay in school. I encourage community groups and organisations to bid for a share of this funding and work with us so we can continue to improve the lives of people in Africa.”

Funding will be allocated under 4 thematic areas:

  • Health – projects that contribute to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of communities in sub Saharan Africa
  • Sustainable Livelihoods – projects that work to tackle financial poverty, enabling economic resilience in families and supporting small-scale enterprise and employment
  • Lifelong Learning – projects that support individuals and groups in Wales and/or Africa to develop new skills and knowledge
  • Climate Change and Environment – strategic and practical climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives using Welsh expertise

Up to £230,000 is available per year with an annual minimum of £50,000 dedicated to health activities. A funding round of medium grants between £5,000 and £15,000 will be available in Spring 2019.

More information is available from the WCVA website here . If you have any questions, please contact walesafricagrants@wcva.org.uk for further guidance.

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