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Meet the Funders

Hub Cymru Africa are launching their second year of one-to-one sessions for Meet the Funders Week. It commences from Monday 16th to Friday 20th May. These free lunch and learn events will be held every day at 12:30 pm. There will be a host of funders who will share the secrets of good grant writing directly with you. Over the course of the week, you will have a chance to join a series of webinars to hear hints and tips from expert fundraisers. The aim of this week-long event is to give you and your organisation insight into the perspectives of professional fundraisers and the expectations of grant givers. This will help you strengthen your approach – from planning and developing projects to communicating about your work in a grant application or letter of appeal.

It is a great opportunity to take part in bid writing masterclass or listen to advice from funders. The one-to-one sessions are a unique opportunity for you to meet either a grant-giving organisation or a fundraising expert to discuss a project proposal for a funding application you are currently working on. 

Please note that slots are on a first come first serve basis and are limited to 45minutes only so we recommend that you attend the meeting prepared.

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Gender 101

This Pride Month, join SSAP and Hub Cymru Africa for a talk as part of our Back to Basics series. We invite you to explore gender with us as we listen to perspectives from two African individuals - Zee Monteiro and Linda Devo. This talk will provide attendees with a brief introduction to understanding gender outside of mainstream cis-hetero white-centric understandings. We invite :

• Those new to working within or considering joining the Welsh Africa community and would like to learn more about inclusivity

• Anyone who wants to better include people of all genders in services they provide to individuals and communities

• Those unsure of how to engage with people of diverse genders and want to understand how to communicate in a more gender inclusive manner

To ensure this event is accessible for all attendees, captioning and BSL interpretations can be provided, please email - to request this.


Zee Monteiro

Zee (she/they) is a community organizer, writer and poet. In their writing they challenge the audience to reflect and engage on topics relating to Blackness, Queerness, Female Masculinity and Vulnerability. Their work focuses on creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC groups within society and on the digital platform. With their website , Zee is determined to discover and bring to light the truest stories of Queer Black History and futures.

Linda Devo

Linda Devo (sir) is a visual artist and teacher, also DJing as Devolicious, member of the kick-ass, Booty Bass DJ collective. Devo is co-founder of award-winning KiKi Bristol, a volunteer-led collective who create safe social space events led by and for the QTIPoC community in Bristol as well as being a member of Queer Vision, Bristol Pride’s film festival.

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Consultation on the Welsh Women's Aid "Ask Me" scheme

Communities are often the first to know about violence and abuse, but they don’t always know how to best respond. The Welsh Women's Aid (WWA) "Ask Me" scheme aims to: 

• Provide community members with the skills to respond when someone is experiencing abuse. This includes spotting the signs of abuse, being able to direct survivors to specialist support services, and listening without judgement. 

• Prevent abuse from happening in the first place. This includes recognising and feeling able to challenge gender norms and victim blaming ideas that support and normalise abuse.

WWA understand that survivors from some communities face additional barriers with help seeking and accessing the services that they require. The information collected in this consultation will help us understand these barriers and inform the review of the "Ask Me" scheme to make it more inclusive.

If you would like to contribute, please make sure you have completed this survey before that time.

If you have any questions about this survey or the consultation in general, please email Miriam Merkova, Head of Project Development, at

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* deadline Wednesday 1st June 2022 at 5pm *


"AwDUra" Welsh writing and publishing scheme

This is a new scheme to encourage Welsh speaking voices from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to write stories for young children.

We are looking for people aged 18 and over who are Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic to join the 'AwDUra' scheme which will provide support from two big names in Welsh writing and publishing - Jessica Dunrod and Manon Steffan Ross.

Our aim is to encourage the creation of stories for the young children of the Mudiad Meithrin community and beyond. We hope to publish stories by new voices.

The scheme will take 10 days (during a 4-6 month period this year). The exact days will be agreed with the successful applicants. Salary will be provided for the 10 days.

- People who are learning Welsh can apply.

To apply, send a 100 word email or a minute video with why you should be selected to If there is a question, send an email to


* deadline Friday 10th June 2022 at 5pm *

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