The Wales and Africa programme supports people in Wales to take action on poverty in Africa.
Wales and 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:
Welsh Government emergency COVID-19 response grant: Namibia and Uganda
Namibia and Uganda are in the grip of a second wave of COVID-19 infection.
This second wave has overwhelmed health services in both countries. Neither has enough supplies of vaccine to protect their populations.
Funding is available for groups in Wales to work with their African partners in Namibia and Uganda to reduce the impacts of COVID-19.
Experience of managing grants of a similar scale is essential.
International Learning Opportunities (ILO)
The ILO provides 8 week placements in sub-Saharan Africa. You'll be able to learn new skills while working on the ground with African organisations.
Applications are open for a variety of projects. These may include:
- policy development and delivery
Wales and Africa Grant Scheme
This grant scheme provides funding for small-scale Wales-Africa projects. Community groups and organisations in Wales can apply.
Supported projects fall under 4 themes:
- sustainable livelihoods
- lifelong learning
- climate change and the environment
The scheme is managed by the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). For more information, including how to apply, see WCVA.
Hub Cymru Africa
Hub Cymru Africa provides guidance on fundraising for small-scale projects based in Africa. Information and training is available to community groups and organisations.
It also provides 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 distributed over 9 million trees. This includes 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 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.