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Wales and Africa grants – Closing soon

Published : 17/07/23 | Categories: Funding |

Round 4 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.


2 May 2023 – grant scheme open for requests

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

21 July 2023 – deadline for submissions

Applications will not be able to be submitted after this deadline

August 2023 – panel meeting

Formal approval of requests which will be funded.

1 September 2023 – applicants informed

Grant offer letters sent to successful requests.

11 September 2023 – earliest projects start date


Wales and Africa funding helped Shine Cymru and Festus Fajemilo Foundation (FFF) support people with Spina Bifida in Nigeria to improve their health and futures.

The project aims to support 250 babies, children and young people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and their families, in three regions of Nigeria to better their health through improved continence care and management.

Gbemisola was born with Spina Bifida and suffered with continence issues as a result, which lead to her facing severe stigma and mockery from her peers.

After starting on the Foundation’s ‘Saving Lives! Improving Futures’ however, she learned to better manage her continence issues, and finally found the confidence to make new friends and even go to university, with plans to become a disability rights advocate.


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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