What is it?
The Welsh Government Wales and Africa Grant Scheme will enable community groups and organisations throughout Wales to access funding for small-scale Wales-Africa projects. Up to £230,000 is available per year, with an annual minimum of £50,000 dedicated to health activities.

Applications now open for projects with a start date no earlier than 4 May 2020.


Funding will be allocated under 4 thematic areas:

W4A Ideas - Health (2)

- projects that contribute to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of communities in sub Saharan Africa:

  • Sharing of knowledge and skills between health institutions in Wales and Africa
  • Supporting healthcare professionals in Africa to access small scale training and support from Wales; and
  • Supporting communities in Wales and Africa to access to more equitable, quality healthcare

W4A Ideas - Sustainable Livelihoods (2)

Sustainable Livelihoods 
- projects that work to tackle financial poverty, enabling economic resilience in families and supporting small-scale enterprise and employment:

  • Community-led, income generating cooperatives that have benefit to Wales and Africa
  • Engaging the Welsh public through Fair Trade campaigns, advocacy or policy
  • Activities that bring the Welsh consumer closer to the producer in a sustainable way
  • Support to small scale Sub Saharan African agricultural projects and grassroots income generating activities

W4A Ideas - Life Long Learning (2)

Lifelong Learning 
- projects that support individuals and groups in Wales and/or Africa to develop new skills and knowledge:

  • Linking communities in Wales with communities in Africa to develop mutual understanding of global development and international issues;
  • Supporting the educational needs of disadvantaged children in Africa and sharing that experience with school pupils in Wales, contributing to their global education; and
  • Supporting people in Africa to learn practical/vocational/artistic skills to improve their livelihoods

W4A Ideas - Climate Change And Environment (2)

Climate Change and Environment
- strategic and practical climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives using Welsh expertise:

  • Projects which enable the use of renewable energy in Africa;
  • Projects engaging people in Wales with climate change issues as they affect Africa;
  • Work aiming to support African partners in implementing sustainable development practices.


Application guidance can be found here

Please contact walesafricagrants@wcva.cymru for further enquiries.


WG Funded