Photo: Patient in her home in sub-Saharan Africa. Copyright Nadia Bettega.

Photo: Mother and young boy at a home visit. Copyright Nadia Bettega.

Africa Small Grants

The Trustees of the True Colours Trust have set aside funds towards a small grants programme to support the development of palliative care across Africa. 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, although the Trustees are willing to consider funding for core costs. The size of grants ranges from £500 – £5,000.

Trustees favour support for items which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services. Priority is given to the following, in no particular order:

  • Equipment for patients
  • Palliative care for children and young people
  • Palliative care medicines
  • Capital improvement costs
  • Increasing access to palliative care in rural areas
  • Training courses for palliative care service providers held in Africa

For more information about the Small Grants programme and to apply, please visit the Small Grants website ( If you have any questions about the programme, please contact David Byaruhanga at APCA ( who will be happy to support you during the application process.