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The Wales and Africa grants scheme is a grant fund for community groups and organisations throughout Wales who work with partnerships in Sub Saharan Africa.
The ongoing global effects on the COVID-19 outbreak are being felt differently worldwide. With the varying needs of partnerships in mind, the Wales and Africa Small Grants Scheme welcomes requests which meets the current need the communities you work with either through responding to the impact of the pandemic or resuming ‘business as usual’ activity.
Welsh Government guidance on international travel has recently changed, and as such, the Wales Africa Grant Scheme can now once again fund activities which require international travel. Whilst we seek to be as flexible as possible, caution should be exercised in planning for activity involving travel; including purchase of flexible travel tickets where possible and ensuring the appropriate level of insurance cover is obtained.
Should advice change and travel restrictions resume, any organisation or volunteer acting as part of a Wales Africa funded project should adhere to the guidance immediately. Any costs incurred as a result of not following guidance will not be reimbursed through the scheme. Quarantine costs will not be an eligible expenditure of a Wales Africa funded project.
For this funding round there will be two grant streams – small and large.
- Small grants between £5,000 – £15,000 are available for projects which are responding to an identified need in the community that works in line with at least one of the grant aims. For further information about the types of projects this may include please refer to the grant themes below. There is £115,000 available for small grants.
- Large COVID-19 grants between £30,000 – £200,000 are available for projects responding to a need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This can be a short-term intervention or action to facilitate recovery and aid resilience in the future. There is £708,000 of additional funding available for large COVID-19 grants.
For the large COVID-19 grants, panel are seeking to award approximately 2 projects with a value of £200,000. However, this is dependent on the quantity and quality of requests received and panel reserve flexibility on the distribution of the available funding.
TIMESCALE & PROCESS FOR AWARDS
|Grant scheme open for requests||01 November 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 email@example.com|
|First deadline for submissions||22 November 2021||Applications should be submitted by this date to be reviewed by the first panel meeting. Applications received after this date will be reviewed at the second panel meeting.|
|Panel meeting 1||24 November 2021||Formal approval of requests which will be funded.|
|Applicants informed||01 December 2021||Grant offer letters sent to successful requests.|
|Final deadline for submissions||16 January 2022||Requests received after this date will not be reviewed.|
|Panel meeting 2||09 February 2022||Formal approval of requests which will be funded.|
|Applicants informed||16 February 2022||Grant offer letters sent to successful requests.|
Safeguarding considerations will form a part of the assessment process, we encourage you to join Hub Cymru Africa’s training, to help you identify all safeguarding considerations before you submit an application. However, if this is not possible, all grant recipients will be required to attend training upon grant award.
The next Safeguarding Essentials course will run online Wednesday 12 January 10.00 am- 2.30pm 2022.
The training is for people who have not yet completed a Safeguarding training with Hub Cymru Africa (or equivalent from BOND, SWIDN), or who have completed a training more than 2 years ago and want to refresh their knowledge.
A Safeguarding Surgery for 1:1 support with your safeguarding practice is offered with Hub Cymru Africa and WCVA on Tuesday 14th December. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Further Sources of Support
For general queries on the request process please email email@example.com or call 0300 111 0124.
For support on the development of your request please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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