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OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Africa Grants Programme 2017–19

3 October 2017


THET is pleased to announce a second round of grants under the Africa Grants Programme (AGP) with support from Johnson & Johnson.

 The AGP supports the training of health workers in low- and middle-income countries, through engaging partnerships between health organisations in the UK and Ireland and their counterparts in Africa.

More information on the AGP and the projects funded in the first round of the grant programme is available here.

THET welcomes grant applications to strengthen the healthcare workforce in one of the following two 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/or anaesthetic care (particularly for maternal, neonatal or paediatric surgical conditions).


  • 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, including women and children, by training those who work and serve in the community. The stream will focus on the training of cadres working in the community (Clinical Officers, Community Health Workers, etc.), which is in line with the national strategy and policies in-country. Partners will work at the rural and district level, outside the central hospital systems.

Funding Available and Application Details

Grants are available from £15,000 up to a maximum of £50,000. All funded projects are expected to last between 6 and 16 months. Project activities can be implemented from January 2018 until April 2019.

Core Eligibility

All those considering applying should carefully read the eligibility and funding criteria contained in the Call for Applications and Q&A document as these may differ from previous THET grant streams.

How to apply:

Download and read all of the following documents:

Call for Applications


Grant Application Form


Budget Template.

Please also download the Q&A document for important information and examples on how to complete your application.

The Grant Application Form and Budget Template should be completed and submitted in one email to AGP@thet.org by midnight 12th November 2017.

If you have questions or difficulty downloading or accessing any of the documents listed please email AGP@thet.org.


Please view the Grants Application Webinar held on the 9th October below.

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  • Gift Nwanaga
    07 Oct 2017 17:33
    A big thanks to THET.I'm quite elated with your programs across deserving countries especially in community health as this has been a major challenge in different countries. I'm an optometrist and as such concerned mainly with primary eye care.I've worked severally in many Primary Health Centers(PHCs) situated in rural areas in Nigeria where patients lack accessibility to quality eye care. I'm optimistic that this program is going to put smiles on the faces of many community dwellers.
    06 Oct 2017 06:59
    Waoh. Thanks THET for your effort towards reaching health workers in the world. You deserve A big Congratulation. As Health workers play big role in Reducing Death rate in the world. Be blessed.
    06 Oct 2017 08:22
    Thank you Daria for your comment, it is very much appreciated! With best wishes, THET

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