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Wales and Africa immediate COVID-19 response grants

Published : 08/06/20 | Categories: Funding |

The Wales and Africa immediate COVID-19 response will be open as of 8 June 2020.

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 Small Grants Scheme will fund groups to work with their African Partners to alleviate the impacts of the virus on communities in Africa.

In response to this unprecedented circumstance, this Wales and Africa immediate COVID-19 Response round will fund requests for Welsh groups to work with African partners to respond to immediate issues arising from the outbreak of COVID-19.

This funding is not for traditional projects.

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

This grant round has been designed to provide funding to the most urgent and vital requests, the application form has been simplified

Grants available

Grant are available from £3,000 up to £15,000. If you have a request which falls outside of this grant range, please speak to a team member before completing your request for funding. You can contact WCVA at

There is £161,441 available for this COVID-19 response grant round.

Grant aims for the immediate COVID-19 response round of the Wales Africa grant scheme:

  • Assist African partners in combatting the immediate effects of COVID-19
  • Encourage stringent health & safety practices
  • Make contributions to the following themes of the Wales Africa grants scheme
    • Health
    • Sustainable livelihoods
    • Lifelong learning

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 the impact they will make for their African partner in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A comprehensive guidance document is available on the Wales and Africa grants scheme page which provides further information about grant aims, eligibility, and timeframes. It is highly recommended that applicants read this document before submitting.

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