British Council Go Digital: Sub Saharan Africa – Wales Grant 2021

Deadline: 7 February 2021
Open to: organizations in Wales and Sub Saharan Africa
Benefits: grants between £5000 and £8000


Applications are now open for Go Digital: Sub Saharan Africa – Wales grant 2021. The grant aims to address the challenges faced by artists and organizations at the moment by supporting new virtual ways of working internationally, in turn creating a climate-friendly approach to international collaboration and artistic exchange. This is expected that the program will develop new and existing networks, strengthen the economic and social development of SSA and Wales within the international cultural sector and enable strategic digital showcasing skills to be shared between SSA and Wales heightening the international reach and impact of both regions.

Applications will be judged across the following areas (these areas will be clearly marked in the application form):

  • Activity and innovation: 40%
    • Evidence of developed discussions and activity outline
    • Evidence of innovation through digital exchange
  • Partnership and positive contribution: 40%
    • Evidence of a sound partnership
    • Evidence of equal partner roles and responsibilities Demonstrate that they are making a positive contribution to the social and economic development to the Official Development Assistance (ODA) country involved in the application
    • Usefulness of the grant to further development of the activity
  •  Budget and timeline: 10%
    • Clear and realistic budget
    • Realistic timeline for activity
  • Diversity: 10%
    • Evidence of a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion


  •  An Official Development Assistance compliant project proposal should:
    • Demonstrate that projects will make a positive contribution to the social and economic development of the Official Development Assistance country involved;
    • Aim to further sustainable development (a development that is likely to generate lasting benefits for the population of the country to which it is provided) or improve the welfare of the population.
  • While applying, you should consider the following questions to ensure your project is ODA compliant:
    • Is the project addressing the social and economic development of the country in question?
    • Is there a development need that my project or activity is addressing?
    • What is the evidence of the need?
    • How will this project or activity be applied in the country?
    • What will the impact of my project or activity be, and who will benefit?
    • How will my project or activity contribute to sustainable development?
    • How will success or impact be measured?


  • The grant is offering three grants of between £5000 and £8000 to organizations in Wales and Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) to collaborate digitally on international projects.
  • Costs the grant will cover are as follows:
    • Staff time to deliver the project
    • Training costs
    • Professional fees
    • Translation and interpreter fees
    • Equipment and materials
    • Activities relating to learning, advocacy and community engagement
    • Evaluation
    • Promotion

How to apply?

For more information and to apply, please visit the official website.