The GCRF Africa Catalyst Programme aims to provide grants that support sub-Saharan African Professional Engineering Bodies to drive long-term and sustainable improvements to engineering capacity and development in sub-Saharan Africa. All projects under this grant scheme will have support from a UK partner organisation who is committed to the success of the project and engaged in the activities. 

Where partnerships between African and UK organisations already exist, potential applicants are encouraged to use these. However, the Royal Academy of Engineering can match those who do not have existing relationships with potential UK partners who will add value to their proposed project. By making introductions, potential partners on both sides can scope whether the match is right before embarking on an application together.