Hub Cymru Africa’s grants scheme enables individuals, community groups and organisations throughout Wales to access funding for small-scale Wales-Africa projects. Up to £180,000 is available per year, including an annual minimum of £50,000 for health activities involving the Welsh NHS or Public Health Wales.

We are holding webinars to explain the grants programme, the eligibility criteria, the grant application forms, and the other documents that need to be provided. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the end. The webinar session will last for a maximum of 1.5 hours.

What is a webinar?

Webinar is short for a web-based seminar. It is a live meeting/seminar that takes place on the internet and can be a presentation, meeting, lecture or instructional seminar. A group of people can join a webinar, which is led by a host (which will be the Hub Cymru Africa team). The host usually gives a verbal and visual presentation, e.g. talking while showing a Powerpoint presentation which all the participants will see and hear simultaneously. The participants can then ask questions- verbally or by typing their question onto a ‘chat feed’ box. If you’ve not been to a webinar before, don’t worry, they are easy to participate in! Do try it!

Instructions for participating in a webinar:    

The only essential things you need are a device such as a computer or tablet that is connected to the internet and has audio capability (i.e. it has speakers that allow you to hear things played on the internet, and preferably also an in-built microphone so that you can also speak and be heard  – if you can use your device to have skype calls with others, for example, then it will work fine). Externally connected speakers and microphones can be used if your device allows for this. Without speakers you will not hear the presentation. You can still ask questions without a microphone (see instructions below). Your internet connection needs to be relatively stable but does not have to be a fast connection.

The process for using and joining a webinar is: 

  • You sign-up below to say you want to join the webinar and provide your email address
  • After some time you receive an email from the host with a website link to the webinar (which will only become active and ‘live’ at the time the webinar is due to begin)
  • At the start time of the webinar, you click on the website link and follow any instructions given – have your additional headphones and microphones ready (if using them)
  • A pop-up ‘chat-feed’ box will appear which can be used for asking questions (‘raising your hand’ and typing questions) later on. Keep this box open but move it to one side so that you can see the main screen presentation.
  • Do not expect to speak directly to the hosts as soon as you join the webinar – they may keep all participants on ‘mute’ while they make the presentation (which prevents background noise from interfering with the main presentation). The host will know that you have logged-in to the webinar anyway.
  • Listen to and watch the presentation
  • When the host is ready, they will invite questions – either verbally, or you can type them into the ‘chat-feed’ box. You can click on a button in the pop-up box that shows you want to ask a question verbally, then your host can ‘un-mute’ you so that they (and everyone else) can hear you. People in he host team will also monitor the chat-feed box and answer out loud the questions that are typed in by participants there.
  • The webinar will conclude when the host signs-out. You can exit the webinar early if you wish by simply closing down the webpage (it’s up to you if you want to listen in to all the questions at the end).

The host will explain what is happening and give instructions with each step as they go through the webinar.
Please note that each webinar is a repeat of the same information, so you would only need to participate in one of them. You must join the webinar at the stated start time if you want to hear the presentation. You can join the webinar late, but we will not repeat all the information that we make in the initial presentation.