£49,392 awarded to 11 Palliative Care Service Providers in Africa

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The True Colours Trust (TCT) in partnership with the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) have awarded small grants to eleven (11) palliative care service providers in Africa during the 25th round call for applications. The total grant amount disbursed to the palliative care providers during this round total to £49,392.39. During the 25th call for applications which was issued in February with a deadline of 10th March 2022, APCA received a total of fifty-eight (58) applications from seventeen (17) countries spread across Africa.

The small grants programme aims to support local organisations providing palliative care services in the community.  The APCA/TCT partnership on the programme started in 2009 and has since sent out twenty-five (25) calls for funding applications and benefited two hundred forty-three (243) palliative care service providers. The grant amount ranges from a minimum of £500 to a maximum of £5000. APCA/TCT run two calls for applications for funding each year, the first call for application runs from February to March and the second from August to September of each calendar year.

As part of our inclusion and diversity strategy, we have now translated the application guidelines and application forms into French and have French-speaking reviewers on the panel, we provide webinar sessions on how to complete the applications and provide on-going mentorship to small organisations to improve their skills in programme management and reporting.

We are also launching a photography mentorship programme for small programmes to promote its use in palliative care advocacy and awareness creation.

To learn more about the future African Small Grants programme application rounds click here


APCA and TCT wish to congratulate the following organisations from all over Africa upon winning the recent grant awards.

# Name of organisation Country project to be implemented
1 St Cyril Cancer Treatment Foundation Nigeria Mini Haematology Laboratory for Full Blood Count Tests
2 Vines Kenya Kenya Integrating Palliative Care in HIV clinics in Etago Sub County
3 Kibera Community Self Help Programmes Kenya Community Palliative Care in Kisumu East Constituency, Kisumu County
4 St Francis Hospital Nyenga Uganda Palliative care and Sickle cell management & treatment at St. Francis Hospital Nyenga
5 Stroke Foundation Uganda Uganda Improving the Quality of Life of Stroke Survivors and their Families through a palliative care approach.
6 Leratong Hospice


South Africa Flusher Disinfector (Bedpan Sterilizers for the hospice) and Personal Protective Equipment
7 Helderberg Hospice South Africa Remote Home Palliative Care Service Delivery
8 Kynsna Sedgefield Hospice South Africa Capital Improvement: medical equipment and food storage & improved electricity consumption
9 Diocese of Aru DRC Increasing the understanding of palliative care by  all local stake holders in a rural health zone in North Eastern Congo in order to increase referrals of patients who need palliative care
10 Women Relief Aid South Sudan Increasing palliative care services for children and teenagers in remote communities of Magwi County
11 Zambia Childhood Cancer Foundation Zambia Enhancing palliative care through psychosocial interactive play and support group activities with children and caregivers


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