Palliative Care Development in Africa: Small Grants Programme 2019

Mwisho wa Maombi: 1st Machi 2019

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.

Vipaumbele vya Fedha

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 covered, and supply the name of the accrediting body. Funds will be released on receiving the letter of acceptance for the training institution)
  • 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.).
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  • Capital improvement costs (such as refurbishing buildings to improve the patient experience, buying furniture, etc.)
  • Developing small palliative care projects (integrating palliative care components in existing health care services, adapting palliative care models, quality improvement activities e.g Palliative Care standards, developing materials, etc.) and helping health care providers to establish new palliative care projects where none currently exist.
  • Increasing access to palliative care in rural areas.

Grants will not be approved for:

  • Attending conferences
  • Education courses outside Africa
  • General work with children and young people which does not adhere to the WHO definition of palliative care
  • Per Diems or grants to individuals or governments.
  • As multi-year grants are not considered, the Trustees will not normally fund salary costs.


The deadline for applications this year will be 01st March and 01st September respectively. Trustees will then review applications in April and October. Trustees will only consider appeals made by completing the small grants application form which is available hapa. Should you require additional support or information while developing the proposals you can contact the Small Grants Officer at APCA by telephone +256 312 264978 or email at: or

Tafadhali ambatisha nyaraka zote zinazohitajika kwenye fomu hii ya maombi. Hatari ya maombi haijatambuliki.

Waombaji wote lazima wawe na nyaraka zifuatazo na maombi yao:

  • Nakala ya usajili wa shirika lako kuthibitisha kuwa ni taasisi ya kisheria katika nchi ya uendeshaji.
  • Reference letter from a relevant local hospice and palliative care organisation, ministry of health or any other credible network organisation e.g. cancer society, hospital, academic institution. Proof of employment with the organisation of the person responsible for the project.
  • Proof of registration of the person responsible with the relevant professional body/council such as the Medical Association where applicable.
  • Nakala ya vibali halali ya kazi ikiwa mtu mwenye jukumu sio kitaifa.
  • Akaunti zilizochunguziwa sasa. Kwa kukosekana kwa akaunti zilizopitiwa sasa, tafadhali soma maelezo kwa nini haiwezekani kutoa akaunti na badala yake kuwasilisha ripoti ya kila mwaka ya mapato na matumizi.
  • Detailed project budget using the attached template. (The budget should be provided both in the local currency and GBP currency, indicating the date of currency conversion and rate used)
  • A copy of the organisation structure if available. Alternatively, a summary list of staff positions in the organisation indicating number of people per position.
  • Kitabu cha Curriculum vita (CVs) ya mawasiliano muhimu ya taasisi, mtu anayehusika na uratibu wa mradi na kwa mtu anayehusika na usimamizi wa fedha wa mradi huo.

Kwa Taarifa Zaidi:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Palliative Care Development in Africa: Small Grants Programme


  1. I have got a theatre group which promote human rights in the society using drama,comedy and music .I would like to know if you fund such projects.
    I’m a zimbabwean.


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