Advance Mentoring Programme

Applications for this programme are currently closed

Hub Cymru Africa’s Advance Programme will help your organisation enhance their capacity and potential. This programme is available to up to five organisations in Wales each year for the next three years. 

This programme could help you and your organisation:

  • Reach your goals: develop and deliver new activities through a year of co-production against your own activity plan.
  • Fund capacity enhancing activities: with up to £750 available to use for events, training or travel to achieve your goal.
  • Meet peers and experts relevant to your own organisation’s development.
  • Be supported by a one-to-one mentor.

Eligibility - Can I apply?

The Advance programme is open to any Wales-based international-development organisations working in solidarity with African partners to create and deliver innovative solutions for communities living in poverty.

If you want to grow, expand, improve, refine or rethink what you do, then the Advance programme could be for you with its in-depth approach to working together over a year.

It is completely flexible and can include a range of activities to support you, including advancing your communication skills; financial management; governance; fundraising and programme design.

Your organisation or group must be based in Wales, be at least two years old and already leading a project, or have realistic and tested pilot plans, a Southern partnership and be ready to start.

About you
• You live in Wales.
• You represent, either as a volunteer or staff member, an organisation which is focused on sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
• Your organisation has a clear idea of what you want to achieve through the Advance programme.
• You have the backing and support of your organisation at the highest level.
• You and at least one other senior level representative from your organisation could co-develop with Hub Cymru Africa a joint activity plan to implement over the next year to achieve your goal.
• You are committed to a monthly activity over a year to achieve your goal, whether that’s attending conferences, training or meeting your mentor.

About your organisation
• Your organisation is more than two years old and is based in Wales.
• You have a partner organisation which you work with in Sub-Saharan Africa.
• You have experience of delivering projects with your African partner and a current partnership agreement.
• You have appropriate governance arrangements in place
• Your organisation is NOT in crisis.

Please do NOT apply if:
• You only want the financial support and do not want to participate in the co-production and mentoring aspects of the programme.
• You only plan to run a one-off project.
• Your project will be undertaking any party political or proselytising activities.
• Your project beneficiaries are only in Wales.
• You plan to use your grant fund for existing salary costs or organisational overheads.

Want to know more?
For a full explanation download our guidance document which explains more about the Advance programme and how to apply, or scroll down to see more about eligibility.

The Application Form is available to download here.

Application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 16th July 2018.
Email your application form to:
We are happy to help with any queries you have before the deadline.