There are over 300 partnerships between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa and 30 Fairtrade community groups. We want to share our pride in our globally responsible Wales with the rest of the world.

To celebrate this solidarity and collaborative working between Africa and Wales, we are hosting our second Partnership Awards. Open to existing partnerships between Wales and Africa and Fairtrade groups in Wales, these awards will focus on solidarity, equity and shared learning.

There are three categories you may apply for:

  • Partnership Award
  • Future Generations Award
  • Individual Volunteer Award

All entries must be able to demonstrate equitable decision-making within their partnership:

  • How are important decisions made?
  • How do you ensure that the community you work with are fully involved in decision making?

How to apply

  • Applications open: 21st March 2023

  • Applications close: 25th April 2023

  • Winners announced: 19th May 2023

If working in partnership, entries must be made collaboratively by both/all partners.

Each partnership should submit either the application form found below or by submitting a brief video.

Video Application

Your video(s) should be no more than five minutes and include a person from each partnership speaking directly to the camera, meeting the following criteria:

  • Introduce yourself and the award category you are applying for (Partnership Award, Sustainability Award, or Individual Volunteer Award)
  • Why is your partnership and joint working equitable? Give an example of how decisions are made
  • Talk about the award category you have chosen. Why is your work a good example of that category?

Promotional videos will not be considered.

Please note: If sending a video application, you may need to share it via a third-party cloud platform e.g. Google Drive, OneDrive, WeTransfer.

To apply, send an email to with the following information:

  • Application (either form or video)
  • Within the body of the email include:
    • Your name, phone number, organisation, your role within the organisation
    • Your partner organisation’s name, named person, their role within the organisation, and contact information.

General Criteria

You must be either a partnership between an organisation in Wales and an organisation in Africa and/or a Wales-based Fairtrade group.

If you are part of a partnership you must have been working together for more than 12 months and the application form must be submitted as a joint application.

Eligible organisations can be one of the below:

  • Registered charity
  • Non-governmental organisation
  • Constituted group
  • Community-based organisation
  • Educational institution
  • Religious institution
  • Social enterprise
  • Community interest company
  • Fairtrade group

We do not recognise individuals working alone under this award; they must be connected to a partnership.


Awards will be given for the winning partnership under each category. This will include:

  • Endorsement of your work by Hub Cymru Africa
  • A digital award badge that you can add to your website and social media
  • A Fairtrade hamper
  • A place on the panel at the Global Solidarity Summit on 23rd May to raise the profile of your partnership

Awards Case Studies

Should you and your partner be successful, we would like to create a case study to share your work. By submitting an application form, you agree to take part in a case study under the theme of the award(s).

If you are unsure if your partnership or either organisation are eligible, please contact

For questions on how we will work with you to develop a case study, contact

2022 Winners

Partnership Award
Mambakwedza Women’s Centre in Zimbabwe and Cardiff Metropolitan University
Partnership Award
Mambakwedza Women’s Centre in Zimbabwe and Cardiff Metropolitan University
Tunado (The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation) and Bees for Development
Tunado (The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation) and Bees for Development
Martha Musonza Holman, Love Zimbabwe
Martha Musonza Holman, Love Zimbabwe