June 14, 2019
Earlier this week the True Colours Trust and the African Palliative Care Association announced the launch of a new website for the Africa Small Grants Programme. This website has been launched as part of a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Small Grants Programme for palliative care development in Africa. Since 2009 when the scheme was established, the Small Grants Programme has awarded over 160 grants to organisations making a real difference to palliative care provision and access for children and adults with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions across Africa. Grants are awarded to projects which directly improve the lives of patients with palliative care needs. Most grants are awarded to small, locally-based organisations which are improving the standard of pallaitive care in their communities. The grants are administered by the African Palliative Care Association. Film/video competition To mark this anniversary, the Small Grants Programme are running a short film competition for organizations which have previously received a small grant. Organisations are invited to submit a three-minute film/video that demonstrates the work they do, the difference it makes to patients’ lives and the impact that it has on their communities. The films do not have to be professional but do need to tell an excellent story and can be in any language. Judging and prizes The films/video will be assessed by an international panel and the winning organisation will receive: A grant of £5,000 towards the work of your organisation; The opportunity for one member of staff from your organisation to attend and present the work of the organisation at the 6th International African Palliative Care Conference to be hosted by APCA and the Ministry of Health of Rwanda in September 2019, including travel and accommodation costs. The deadline for entries is Wednesday 3 July 2019. Click here to learn more, read the criteria and download the entry form.