The 2017/18 funding round is open from the 13th of January until noon (12pm) on the 6th of March 2017. Successful applicants will be informed in early April 2017, with all funds to be spent by March 31st 2018.
Please note that we are only able to provide grant funding where the lead applicants is based in Wales and where activities demonstrate a benefit to Wales.
Hub Cymru Africa believe that disability inclusion is an essential part of any development project. We promote, encourage and support Welsh-based international development actors to ensure that disability is at the core of the projects they carry out. We believe that the impact of excluding the disabled from development programmes result in their isolation socially, politically and environmentally. We support diverse activities through grants, development support, capacity building and public events.
We support the principle of ‘leave no one behind’, and the ambition to eradicate poverty in all its forms by 2030. In doing so we are encouraging groups and organisations in Wales working on disability issues and interested in working with partners in Africa.
For more information including eligibility and criteria, please go to http://www.hubcymru.org/hub/grants.html
We have for example funded Hijnx Theatre who were implementing a scoping exercise on empowering learning disabled people in Lesotho through drama. Hayaat Women , a Cardiff based organisations have also been funded for a project that uses the expertise of Welsh mental health social workers and psychiatrists to provide training for more than 50 hospital/outreach workers and community representatives in Somaliland.
Other organisations we have previously funded are: Shine Cymru, Hazina Powys, Disability in Wales and Africa, Interburns, Somaliland Mental Health Support.