Welsh Government Wales and Africa Grant Scheme

UPDATE: The Wales and Africa COVID Adaptation – Large grants round 2020-21 is now closed.

The next round of Wales and Africa small grants funding will be in the Spring of 2021.

The ongoing global effects on the COVID-19 outbreak are being felt differently worldwide. As Wales’ flagship grant programme for the Wales and Africa initiative, the Wales and Africa Grants Scheme has secured additional funding for award in 2020-21. There is £250,000 available to fund registered charities/Charitable Incorporated Organisations with an annual income of £100,000 or over, to work with their African Partners to adopt new ways of working as a partnership in adaptation to the impacts of COVID in the longer term, the grants will also fund the Welsh partner organisation to build the capacity and resilience of their organisation.

This funding is not for ‘business as usual’ projects. This is an additional round of funding for 2020-21. The next round of Wales Africa small grants funding will be in the Spring of 2021.

GRANTS

Grant are available from £75,000 up to £125,000. Applications outside of this range will not be considered by the panel.

There is £250,000 available for this COVID-19 response grant round.

TIMESCALE AND PROCESS FOR AWARDS

Process for awards

Stage Date Detail
Open for requests 04 March 2021 The process for funding requests is live on the WCVA website. All requests to be made on the downloadable application form and returned to walesafricagrants@wcva.cymru
Deadline for submissions 11 March Applications should be submitted by this date.
Panel meeting 18 March 2021 Formal approval of those requests which will be funded
Applicants informed 25 March 2021 Grant Offer letters sent to successful requests

Project end dates should be no later than March 31 2022, final project reporting may be submitted after this date.

It must be emphasised that this is a grant funding round in response to a global crisis, requests for funding will need to strongly demonstrate how they will help the partnership adapt to delivering in new ways and build resilience to help ensure activity will continue; the activity must also deliver an element of  capacity building for the Welsh organisation. The panel will formally award grants once a week. All panel decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

FURTHER SOURCES OF SUPPORT

For general queries on the request process please email walesafricagrants@wcva.cymru or call 0300 111 0124.

Hub Cymru Africa

Hub Cymru Africa can assist with project support and development including ensuring you have all the correct supporting documents in place for your organisation. They are also able to assist in looking for funding from other funding streams for projects linking Wales and Africa.

You can contact the Hub Cymru Development and Support Team at: enquiries@hubcymruafrica.org.uk