Call for Applications: British Council Go Digital Sub Saharan Africa-Wales Grants 2021


The British Council aims to promote a ‘friendly knowledge and understanding’ between the people of the UK and wider world by making a positive contribution to the countries it works with, and in doing so making a lasting difference to the UK’s security, prosperity and influence.

Go Digital Sub Saharan Africa/ Wales aims to address the challenges faced by artists and organisations at the moment by supporting new virtual ways of working internationally, in turn creating a climate-friendly approach to international collaboration and artistic exchange.

We hope that the programme will develop new and existing networks, strengthen the economic and social development of SSA and Wales within the international cultural sector and enable strategic digital showcasing skills to be shared between SSA and Wales heightening the international reach and impact of both regions.


  • Demonstrate that projects will make a positive contribution to the social and economic development of the Official Development Assistance country involved;
  • Aim to further sustainable development (development that is likely to generate lasting benefits for the population of the country to which it is provided) or improve the welfare of the population.

When applying, you should consider the following questions to ensure your project is ODA compliant: 

  • Is the project addressing the social and economic development of the country in question?
  • Is there a development need that my project or activity is addressing?
  • What is the evidence of the need?
  • How will this project or activity be applied in the country?
  • What will the impact of my project or activity be, and who will benefit?
  • How will my project or activity contribute to sustainable development?
  • How will success or impact be measured? 


Wales in partnership with at least one country from the following list of Official Development Assistance (ODA) countries:

Botswana | Ethiopia | Ghana | Kenya | Malawi | Mauritius | Mozambique | Namibia | Nigeria | Rwanda | Senegal | Sierra Leone | South Africa | South Sudan | Sudan | Tanzania | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe


The council is offering grants of between £5000 and £8000 to organisations in Wales and Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) to collaborate digitally on international projects. 


  • Applications will be made through the Submittable platform.
  • Submittable works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Please make sure you are using a supported browser.
  • You will need to create a free Submittable account or sign in with Google or Facebook credentials in order to submit the forms.
  • The platform has collaboration enabled, you will be able to invite your partner to collaborate on the form – the link is visible on the top right-hand corner named ‘Invite Collaborators’. 
  • You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.


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