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Wales and Africa grant now open

Published : 16/05/22 | Categories: Funding |

We are pleased to announce that the Wales and Africa grant scheme will continue for the next three years!

Round 1 of the Wales and Africa 2022-25 scheme is now open to applicants.

The scheme enables community groups and organisations in Wales to access funding for small-scale projects that contribute to Wales’ delivery of UN Sustainable Development Goals and deliver benefits to Wales and Africa. Working with Sub Saharan African partners, organisations can apply for grants between £1,000-£25,000 to make a tangible contribution to one of the four following themes:

  • Health
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Climate Change and Environment
  • Sustainable Livelihoods

Please ensure that you have read the guidance document on the WCVA website before beginning your request for funding.

Stage Date Detail
Grant scheme open for requests 3 May 2022 The process for funding requests is live on WCVA’s bespoke Multipurpose Application Portal (MAP).
First deadline for submissions 24 July 2022 Applications will not be able to be submitted after this deadline
Panel meeting Week beginning 15 August 2022 Formal approval of requests which will be funded.
Applicants informed 22 August 2022 Grant offer letters sent to successful requests.
Earliest projects start date 1 September 2022


An example of a previous awardee is the iokolo Network, it works with communities living on the periphery of Niokolo-Koba National Park in Senegal to better understand issues which affect their lives through their eyes. Niokolo Network co-develops projects which are led by local people to achieve healthy villages and a healthy environment.

In round 4 of the Wales and Africa grant scheme Niokolo Network were awarded £4,623 to work with partner organisations in Senegal to support people living in rural villages around Niokolo-Koba National Park to obtain their birth certificate.

The project worked in three villages with three village primary schools. These schools had 127, 108, and 457 students respectively in the year when this project took place. Before the project there were 208 students that did not have a birth certificate and who would have been forced to drop out of school before taking their end of primary exam.’


For general queries on the request process please email or call 0300 111 0124.

For support on the development of your request please contact

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