The Wales for Africa programme supports people in Wales to take action on poverty in Africa.

First published:
30 May 2018
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Wales for Africa funds and builds projects that support learning, the exchange of skills, joint working and tackling climate change.

The programme supports the following projects and organisations:

International Learning Opportunities (ILO)

The ILO provides 8 week placements in sub-Saharan Africa. You'll be able to learn new skills while working on the ground with African organisations.

Applications are open for a variety of projects. These may include:

  • education
  • health
  • IT
  • policy development and delivery

Details of the scheme and how to apply.

Wales for Africa Grant Scheme

This grant scheme provides funding for small-scale Wales-Africa projects. Community groups and organisations in Wales can apply.

Supported projects fall under 4 themes:

  • health
  • sustainable livelihoods
  • lifelong learning
  • climate change and the environment

The scheme is managed by the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). For more information, including how to apply, see WCVA.

Hub Cymru Africa

Hub Cymru Africa provides guidance on fundraising for small-scale projects based in Africa. Information and training is available to community groups and organisations.

It also provides advice for those working on international development in Wales.

For more information see Hub Cymru Africa.

Size of Wales

Size of Wales campaigns to protect an area of rainforest twice the size of Wales.

Mbale Trees is a project supported by Size of Wales and has distributed over 9 million trees. This includes one for every child born or adopted in Wales, as part of the Welsh Government’s PLANT! Wales scheme.

For more information about this and other projects see Size of Wales.

Fair Trade Wales

Fair Trade Wales supports and develops fair trade activity in Wales.

Fair Trade Wales also works to promote the uptake of Fairtrade products in Wales.

For more information see Fair Trade Wales.

Further information

For more information email the Wales for Africa team at walesforafrica@gov.wales or follow us on Twitter.