Africa Grants Programme: Supporting Health Workers in Low and Middle Income Countries

Deadline: 7 February 2016

The Partnerships for Global Health (THET) has announced a call for applications for the Africa Grants Programme 2016 which supports the training of health workers in low- and middle-income countries, by engaging partnerships between health organizations in the UK and Ireland, and their counterparts in Africa.

Focus Areas

Funding is available for projects of up to 12 months, which focus on strengthening the health care workforce in one of the following two target areas:

  • Stream 1: Surgical and Anaesthetic Care:
    This stream will focus on reducing morbidity and mortality from conditions requiring surgical intervention and/or enhancing patient safety as a result of improved anaesthetic care through the training of relevant health workers. The aim of this stream is to improve the access to, and availability of, quality surgery and anaesthetic care.
  • Stream 2: Community Healthcare:
    This stream will focus on increasing the availability and quality of essential healthcare (including attended births) and health information to underserved populations by training those who work and serve in the community. The stream will focus on the training of cadres appropriate to national contexts (Clinical Officers, Community Health Workers, etc.) in line with national policy. Partners will work at the rural and district level, outside the central hospital systems.

Funding Available

There are two tiers of funding available:

  1. £10,000-£19,999
  2. £20,000-£50,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Grant recipients must be eligible organizations (see Grant Overview)
  • Applications must be made by eligible partnerships (see Grant Overview)
  • Projects must fit within the parameters of either stream 1 or stream 2, as outlined above
  • Projects must operate in a country within the regions of West, East, Central and Southern Africa
  • Letters of support from each institution, signed by a member of senior management, must be submitted along with the application.

How to Apply

  • Applicants need to register themselves for the pre-application webinar, which will take place on 22 January 2016, explaining the purpose of the grant stream and run through the application process in more detail. It is recommended that a representative of each partnership interested in applying attends.
  • The application and selection process will consist of two stages:
    • Stage 1: Project Outline – open submission
    • Stage 2: Full application – submission by invite only

Stage 1 is currently open for applications.

All applications must be submitted via email.

For more information, please visit Africa Grants Programme.


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