THET is pleased to announce a new call for applications for the Africa Grants Programme 2016.

The grants form part of the Africa Grants Programme (AGP), which supports the training of health workers in low- and middle-income countries, by engaging partnerships between health organisations in the UK and Ireland, and their counterparts in Africa.

Funding is available for projects of up to 12 months, which focus on strengthening the health care workforce in one of the following two target areas:

Stream 1: Surgical and Anaesthetic Care

This stream will focus on reducing morbidity and mortality from conditions requiring surgical intervention and/or enhancing patient safety as a result of improved anaesthetic care through the training of relevant health workers. The aim of this stream is to improve the access to, and availability of, quality surgery and anaesthetic care.

Stream 2: Community Healthcare

This stream will focus on increasing the availability and quality of essential healthcare (including attended births) and health information to underserved populations by training those who work and serve in the community. The stream will focus on the training of cadres appropriate to national contexts (Clinical Officers, Community Health Workers, etc.) in line with national policy. Partners will work at the rural and district level, outside the central hospital systems.

All those considering applying should carefully read the eligibility and funding criteria contained in the Grant Overview as these differ from previous grant streams from THET.

Funding Available

There are two tiers of funding available:

A - £10,000-£19,999
B - £20,000-£50,000

Core Eligibility

The core requirements for the Africa Grants Programme are:

  • Grant recipients must be eligible organisations (see Grant Overview)
  • Applications must be made by eligible partnerships (see Grant Overview)
  • Projects must fit within the parameters of either stream 1 or stream 2, as outlined above
  • Projects must operate in a country within the regions of West, East, Central and Southern Africa
  • Letters of support from each institution, signed by a member of senior management, must be submitted along with the application

Application video

The video below explains the purpose of the grant stream and runs through the application process in more detail. You can access copies of the slides here. If you are interested in applying for a grant, it is recommended that a representative of each partnership watches the video. If you have any further questions please email


Review and Award Process

The application and selection process will consist of two stages, stage 1 is currently open for applications.

Stage 1: Project Outline – open submission

                 Review and shortlisting

Stage 2: Full application – submission by invite only

                Review, selection group and funding decisions

How to apply to Stage 1

Download the Grant Overview and Stage 1 Project Outline.  

The Stage 1 project outline should be completed and submitted to by midnight on 7th February 2016 along with the required letters of support.

If you do not receive an acknowledgement from us within 48 hours, please assume we have not received your application and re-submit.

Stage 2 Documents (invite only): At this stage these documents are for reference only, DO NOT SUBMIT as part of stage 1 applications.

Stage 2 Full Application
Stage 2 Budget template
Stage 2 Organisational Assessment

Please email us if you have any questions about the application process: 


This fund is generously provided by  Johnson & Johnson