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Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa Grant Scheme

Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa Grant Scheme –

Second round now open for applications

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WCVA is delighted to announce the second round of the Wales for Africa Grant scheme  for Small grants between £500 – £5,000 is now open. There is £53,865 available for small grants in this round.

There will also be the opportunity to apply for one larger Multi-Year project valued up to £50,000

Deadline for applications:

Small grants – 23rd November 2018

Multi- Year grant – 30th November 2018

The Wales for Africa grants scheme is a flagship initiative of the Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa programme. The scheme enables organisations in Wales to access funding for small-scale projects that contribute to Wales’ delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and deliver benefits to Wales and Africa. The scheme is administered by WCVA on behalf of Welsh Government.

It is anticipated that a wide range of organisations will apply to the fund for a diverse range of activities including:

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones said:

“After the successful award of the first round of Wales for Africa Grant scheme to a diverse range of projects, I am delighted to announce the second round which covers grants from £500-£5000 and one multi-year grant of up to £50,000 over 3 years. Small grants from our Wales for Africa programme have transformed the lives of thousands of people in Africa whilst benefiting people here – from reducing infant mortality rates in Uganda to increasing the number of children who stay in school. I encourage community groups and organisations to bid for a share of this funding and work with us so we can continue to improve the lives of people in Africa.”

Funding will be allocated under 4 thematic areas:

Up to £230,000 is available per year with an annual minimum of £50,000 dedicated to health activities. A funding round of medium grants between £5,000 and £15,000 will be available in Spring 2019.

More information is available from the WCVA website here . If you have any questions, please contact walesafricagrants@wcva.org.uk for further guidance.

Follow @wcvafunding on Twitter for general funding announcements from the Wales for Africa grant schemes and other WCVA schemes.

 

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