Welsh Government Wales & Africa Grant Scheme 2025 – Apply

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Enabling community groups and organisations throughout Wales to access funding for Wales-Africa projects.

Application Deadline: 15th April 2024

About the Wales & Africa Grant Scheme: Round 6 of the Wales and Africa 2024/25 scheme is now open to applicants.

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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-£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 before beginning your request for funding.


Working with Sub Saharan African partners, projects must make a tangible contribution to one of the four following themes:

  1. Health

We seek to contribute to protecting the mental and physical health and wellbeing of communities in Africa through our grants. Examples of this could include:

  • Supporting knowledge and skills sharing between health institutions in Wales and Africa for mutual learning and benefit;
  • 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
  1. Lifelong Learning

Under Lifelong Learning we will support individuals or groups of young people or adults in Wales and/or Africa to gain skills and knowledge. Examples of this could include:

  • Linking communities in Wales with African partners 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 citizenship education; and
  • Supporting people in Africa to learn practical/vocational/artistic skills to improve their livelihoods.
  1. Climate Change and Environment

Under our climate change and environment grant stream, we will support initiatives that reduce environmental degradation and biodiversity loss in Africa as well as strategic and practical work to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and to protect people from the impacts of climate change on food supplies, water availability or safety. Examples of this could include:

  • Activities which support African farmers to adapt to a changing climate;
  • Projects which enable the use of renewable energy in Africa;
  • Projects engaging people in Wales with climate change issues as they affect Africa; or
  • Work aiming to support African partners in implementing sustainable development practices.
  1. Sustainable livelihoods

We seek to promote realistic and sustainable livelihood opportunities in Wales and Africa, ensuring that marginalized individuals are included in grassroots economic and social development. Initiatives that we support include:

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

Type: Grants

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 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 [email protected].

How to Apply: The process for funding requests is live on the WCVA website. All requests to be made on the downloadable application form and returned to [email protected]

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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