13 Jun 2018

Find out more about how this grant scheme is changing lives in Wales and Africa and how you can apply - deadline 29.06.18

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.

A funding round for medium grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 is available from 4 May 2018 to 29 June 2018 for projects that meet scheme criteria.

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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!

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Over the past 10 years, Wales for Africa has supported and encouraged more people to get involved in health links. These links are helping to improve health education, mother and child health, cancer screening and treatment, eye care, mental health and public health initiatives, amongst many other areas. Welsh health professionals are building the capacity of their partners by sharing knowledge and skills, building networks, and providing training and equipment.

Hayaat Women Trust is a Cardiff based nonprofit organisation that links with the Somali populations in Wales and Africa. They aim to help improve health education provision in Somaliland, particularly on mental health and maternal health issues. They also work to empower African women in both Wales and Somaliland to up-skill their education, training and improve their livelihoods. Supported by Wales for Africa, Hayaat Women Trust focus on supporting individuals with mental health disabilities and their families by identifying conditions and providing treatment and medicine. The link deliver capacity building workshops for mental health service providers in hospitals, utilising the expertise of Welsh mental health professionals. They then work within the community to educate people, and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.

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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