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The Wales for Africa programme supports and encourages people in Wales to take action on poverty in Africa.

Wales for Africa funds and builds projects that support learning, the exchange of skills, joint working and tackling climate change.

The programme supports the following projects and organisations:

International Learning Opportunities (ILO)

The ILO provides 8 week placements in sub-Saharan Africa that enable you to learn new skills while working on the ground with African organisations.

Applications are open for a variety of projects linked to education, health, IT and policy development and delivery, amongst others.

For more information about the ILO, including how to apply see Academi Wales or email the Wales for Africa team.

Wales for Africa Grant Scheme

This grant scheme provides community groups and organisations in Wales with funding for small-scale Wales-Africa projects.

Supported projects fall under 4 themes:

  • health
  • sustainable livelihoods
  • lifelong learning
  • climate change and the environment.

The scheme is managed by the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). There are 2 funding rounds each year. For more information, including how to apply, see WCVA.

Hub Cymru Africa

Hub Cymru Africa provides information and training to community groups and organisations on fundraising for small-scale projects based in Africa.

It also arranges events to provide advice for those working on international development in Wales.

For more information see Hub Cymru Africa.

Size of Wales

Size of Wales campaigns to protect an area of rainforest twice the size of Wales. 

Mbale Trees is a project supported by Size of Wales and has planted over 8 million trees, including one for every child born or adopted in Wales, as part of the Welsh Government’s PLANT! Wales scheme.

For more information about this and other Size of Wales projects see Size of Wales.

Fair Trade Wales

Fair Trade Wales supports and develops fair trade activity in Wales.

Fair Trade Wales also works to promote the uptake of Fairtrade products in Wales.

For more information see Fair Trade Wales.

Further information

For more information email the Wales for Africa team or follow Wales for Africa on Twitter.

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