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.
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.
Get in touch if you think that you've got a project idea which
could be funded by the Wales for Africa
scheme -Email: email@example.com