11 Jun 2018

Find out more about how this grant scheme is changing lives in Wales and Africa and how you can apply

The Welsh Government Wales for Africa grants scheme is a £230,000 grant fund for community groups and organisations throughout Wales via the Wales for Africa grant scheme. The Wales for Africa programme supports and encourages civil society, business and public bodies in Wales to take action on poverty in Africa through active global citizenship, skills exchanges and mutual learning, partnership working and climate change action in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This scheme enables individuals, community groups and organisations in Wales to access funding for small-scale projects that contribute to Wales' delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and deliver benefits to Wales and Africa.

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This case study shows what has been achieved by a project with funding from the Welsh Government Wales for Africa Grants Scheme. If you're interested in being a part of what we can achieve with this scheme, then don't hesitate to get in touch!

Tools for Self Reliance Cymru

Tools for Self Reliance Cymru are one of many organisations with a sustainable livelihoods approach to development that we support. Based in Crickhowell, Powys, the group collects old and unwanted hand tools, refurbishes them and then sends tool kits to grass roots community groups in Africa. They have been working with their partner in Tanzania - the Small Industries Development Organisation - for over twenty years. A recent Wales for Africa grant is supporting 150 people in rural areas access affordable tools and training in artisan skills like blacksmithing, tailoring and carpentry. This builds on earlier support from Wales for Africa, where funding established the supply of Tanzanian Fair Trade green woodwork hand tools for sale throughout Wales and the UK. This funding for their Fair Trade Tools programme also helped provide training experiences and skill development for volunteers in Welsh Tools for Self-Reliance workshops - including people who were unemployed or in need of occupational therapy and support.
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Get in touch if you think that you've got a project idea which could be funded by the Wales for Africa scheme -Email: walesafricagrants@wcva.org.uk