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Wales and Africa grants now open

Published : 11/03/24 | Categories: Funding |

We’re accepting applications for the Wales and Africa grant scheme, funding voluntary organisations to run projects that deliver benefits to Wales and Africa.

Round six of the Wales and Africa 2024/25 scheme is now open. 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.

WHAT YOU CAN APPLY FOR

Working with Sub Saharan African partners, organisations can apply for grants between £1,000-£20,000 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.

TIMELINE

11 March 2024 – Grant scheme open for requests

The process for funding requests is live on WCVA’s bespoke Multipurpose Application Portal (MAP).

15 April 2024 – Deadline for submissions

Applications will not be able to be submitted after this deadline

May 2024 – Panel meeting

Formal approval of requests which will be funded.

May 2024 – Applicants informed

Grant offer letters sent to successful requests.

27 May 2024 – Earliest projects start date

PREVIOUSLY FUNDED PROJECTS

APT for Social Development (APT4SD) is a charity working in Kenya and Wales to support and train rehabilitation workers and volunteers in the techniques of Appropriate Paper-based Technology (APT). The technique is being used to make bespoke postural support devices for people with disabilities in Kenya and household items in Wales.

APT4SD partnered with The Potter’s House Community Based Organisation in Njoro to train Kenyan therapists and workshop staff in APT production, giving them the confidence to prescribe affordable, bespoke devices for children with cerebral palsy. Since the start of the project over 140 APT assistive devices have been made for children with severe disabilities.

The funding has also helped APT4SD to maintain the weekly APT workshops in Welshpool and Talybont-on Usk, where Welsh therapists and volunteers can develop skills in both APT and in teaching others to use the technology.

GET IN TOUCH

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

For support on the development of your request please contact enquiries@hubcymruafrica.org.uk

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