The programme will focus on supporting a small number of key pathfinding projects in Uganda which will expand local partnerships contributing to gender equality in the fields of women in leadership, women and girls’ rights and gender-based violence.
These initiatives will be carefully monitored for future learning and programme development and provide strong communication around their benefits. In addition, they will build in capacity building for Welsh organisations and their partners to enhance their ability to deliver gender equality across the wider Wales and Africa programme and share the learning from the new programme.
HCA will legally administer this grant scheme through the Wales Centre for International Affairs (WCIA), its lead partner.
All projects funded under this scheme need to be able to demonstrate that they will be able to adhere to the following key principles, or demonstrate how they will evolve these principles across the development of the project:
- Engaging and empowering women and girls by using the strengths of social connectivity, strong networks and communication
- Work should be in partnership with credible African partners, preferably with women in leadership roles
- Build upon existing partnerships and work according to asset-based principles
- Acknowledgement of the complexity of issues especially at the intersection of gender, disability, sexuality and ethnicity
- They are accepting applications for between £25,000 and £50,000 from partnerships working with women on issues impacting them in Sub Saharan Africa, including livelihoods, climate change, legal rights, political representation, gender-based violence, maternal healthcare and education.
- Lead applicants must be based in Wales
- You must have a strong Ugandan partner with a track record of delivering Gender Equality work.
- Applications must be for between £25,000 and £50,000
- Any overseas activities must take place within Uganda and demonstrate benefit to women and girls in Uganda
- Applications must demonstrate value for money in their activities
- All funded projects should contain elements which bring benefit to Wales
- All applications are subject to a conflict of interest declaration
- All applicants should demonstrate that as well as gender, they have taken into consideration ethical and fair trade criteria when making purchasing
- Wales-based lead must be one of the following:
- Constituted group (e.g. Women’s cooperative, community-based organisation, religious institution)
- Registered charity, NGO, social enterprise, private business
- Affiliated to NHS Board or Trust
- Educational institution
- Community or town council
- African organisation:
- Unconstituted group (e.g. midwives or PTA)
- Constituted group (e.g. women’s cooperative or community based organisation)
- Constituted organisation (e.g. NGO, social enterprise, training centre)
- Government Department (local, regional or national) – International NGO
For more information, visit https://hubcymruafrica.wales/womensempowermentgrant/