Grants: The Welsh Government Wales for Africa Grant Scheme is open for application, and it will enable community groups and organisations throughout Wales to access funding for small-scale Wales-Africa projects.
About £230,000 will be made available, with an annual minimum of £50,000 dedicated to health activities every year.
Grants Funding will be allocated under 4 areas, these include:
- Sustainable Livelihoods
- Lifelong Learning
- Climate change and the Environment
By sharing skills and knowledge between health institutions in Wales and Africa, this project will contribute to the health and wellbeing of communities in sub Saharan Africa in supporting healthcare professionals in Wales and Africa to access small scale training, as well as access to more equitable, quality healthcare.
This projects will work to help tackle financial poverty, and enable economic resilience in families, which will in turn provide support for small-scale enterprises and create employment for many:
- 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
Projects that support individuals and groups in Wales and/or Africa to develop new skills and knowledge:
- Linking communities in Wales with communities in Africa to develop mutual understanding of global development and international issues;
- 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 livelihoods
Climate Change and Environment
Strategic and practical climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives using Welsh expertise:
- Projects which enable the use of renewable energy in Africa;
- Projects engaging people in Wales with climate change issues as they affect Africa;
- Work aiming to support African partners in implementing sustainable development practices.
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Value of Award Grants:
Grants available in this round are for main grants of between £5,000 and £20,000.
There will be a one-step application for this value of grant and projects must be completed within one calendar year. The earliest start date for a project is 4 May 2020.
Application Deadline: 4th May 2020.
How to Apply for this Grants:
Official Grants Website:
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