Call for small grant applications for palliative care development in Africa

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The Trustees of the True Colours Trust have set aside funds towards a small grants programme for hospices and palliative care providers across Africa to support the development of palliative care.

All work supported by this programme must adhere to the WHO definition of palliative care

All funding decisions are made by the Trustees of the True Colours Trust, who meet twice a year to review applications. Applications and approved grants are administered by the African Palliative Care Association. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, with a duration of no more than one year.  The size of grants ranges from £500- £5 000.

Funding Priorities

Trustees favour support for items which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services for people of all ages. Priority is given to the following, in no particular order:

  • Training courses for palliative care service providers held in Africa (applicants must supply a curriculum / outline of the topics to be covered, Curriculum vitae (CVs) of the trainers, fill out the training template and supply the name of the accrediting body. Funds will be released on receiving the letter of acceptance for the training institution for those applying to undertake courses)
  • Equipment for patients (e.g. beds, wheelchairs). For equipment we will require at least three quotes attached to the application, with the preferred quote indicated and reasons why.
  • Projects supporting paediatric palliative care services (this could include purchasing toys, integrating paediatric services into an existing programme, developing materials for advocacy, etc.).
  • Palliative care Essential Medicines.
  • Capital improvement costs (such as refurbishing buildings to improve the patient experience, buying furniture, etc.)
  • Developing small palliative care projects integrating palliative care components into existing health care services, adapting palliative care models, quality improvement activities such as Palliative Care standards, developing materials among others and helping health care providers to establish new palliative care projects where none currently exist.
  • Increasing access to palliative care services in rural areas.

The deadline for applications this year will be 5 March and 1 September respectively.

You can find out more and apply via the APCA website.