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Small Grants – UK and Africa

The Trustees welcome unsolicited applications for their small grants programmes, both in the UK and in Africa. Trustees are keen to make these programmes available to as many organisations as possible; it is therefore unlikely that they will fund any organisation in consecutive years. The small grants programme is broken down into two categories: UK and Africa.

Small Grants UK

The Small Grants Covid-19 Support round has now closed. The UK Small Grants scheme will be reopening shortly. If you would like to be notified when the scheme reopens, please email with your contact information.   

Small Grants Africa:

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

Application forms are downloadable from APCA’s website and completed applications should be sent directly to APCA at If you have any questions about the form, please contact Pamela Kalema at APCA ( who will be happy to support you during the application process.