WCVA

Wales for Africa – Small scale funding for sustainable development projects

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.

W4A Ideas - Health (2)W4A Ideas - Sustainable Livelihoods (2)W4A Ideas - Life Long Learning (2)W4A Ideas - Climate Change And Environment (2)

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!

Hayaat Women Trust LogoHayaat Women
Trust

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.

Hayaat Women Trust

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

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