Grant Status

Our grant funding process is now closed.  

Hub Cymru Africa previously managed the Wales for Africa small grants programme from 2015-2018.

Grants were given to applicants where the lead applicants were based in Wales and where activities demonstrated a benefit to Wales.

If you are looking for project funding you can see other funding sources, including the current Wales for Africa funding click here.

Themes Funded (previously)

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Funding was allocated under 4 thematic areas:

  • Health
  • Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Climate Change and Environment

Funding categories were:

  • up to £1,000 for small scale activity grants;
  • from £1,001 - £5,000 for project grants; and
  • from £5,001 - £15,000 for partnership grants.

Organisations were able to submit multiple applications for funding within the same financial year. Organisations in receipt of a Hub Cymru Africa grant could also submit further applications. However, Hub Cymru Africa was only likely to make multiple awards to a single organisation in exceptional circumstances.

The grant assessment and award process for applications were:

  1. Applications initially assessed by the Hub Cymru Africa staff to confirm eligibility;
  2. Applications assessed by a panel composed of the Hub Cymru Africa staff team (for grants of up to £1,000) or an independent panel comprised of Hub Cymru Africa partnership board representatives (for grants of over £1,001);
  3. The outcome of the application will be either a) agreement to full funding, or b) offer of partial funding, or c) offer of funding on set conditions, or d) rejection;
  4. Successful applications will be sent a grant offer letter with full terms and conditions (including reporting requirements) and must be signed and returned by the specified deadline before funds can be released.

Eligibility Criteria

 Overall Criteria

  • Lead applicants must be based in Wales
  • Any overseas activities must take place within Africa
  • Applications must demonstrate value for money in their activities
  • All activities should be of benefit to Wales
  • Applications must fall under one or more of the thematic areas
  • Applicants who have previously received grants through the member organisations of Hub Cymru Africa (Wales Africa Community Links, Wales for Africa Health Links Network, Fair Trade Wales) should show impact or progression from these grants
  • Joint applications from consortia of Welsh organisations will be considered.
  • Individuals or un-constituted groups may only apply for a maximum of £1,000
  • Scopting visits to develop your relationship with African partners will only be considered under £5,000
  • All applications are subject to a conflict of interest declaration
  • All applicants should demonstrate that they have taken into consideration ethical and Fair Trade criteria when making purchasing decisions
  • Match funding is strongly encouraged
  • For international travel, Cardiff airport should be prioritised as a point of departure, wherever possible

 For the avoidance of doubt, we would not fund, for example:

  • Academic Research
  • Unrestricted donations to southern partners
  • School trips/travel
  • Humanitarian operations (emergency relief work)
  • Direct applications from African organisations
  • Evangelical or proselytising activities
  • For-profit activities (exceptions may be made in the case of community cooperatives or microfinance initiatives within a livelihoods programme)
  • Political parties
  • Activities that aim to deny equal rights