Funding and more opportunities

Grants and further support are on offer as part of the Africa in London programme.

Culture Seeds grants

Do you have an idea for a community-led cultural project you would like to see funded? Culture Seeds is part of the Mayor of London’s Strategy for Culture; Culture for all Londoners. It's part of the Mayor’s ambition to put culture at the heart of local communities.

As part of Africa in London, we have invested an additional £20,000 for June-September 2019. Successful applications will need to be community-led and spotlight African creativity in London. These micro-grants will be announced at the end of the season. Find out more about on how to apply and attend an information session.

Pilot mentoring scheme 

We are testing a new mentoring opportunity, enabling young London-based creatives to learn from established professionals and make new connections in the creative sector. This will be announced in September. The management of the scheme is open to tender until 23 July. 

Africa in London Mentoring Scheme


The Mayor of London’s volunteering programme offers people the chance to build new skills.

There are thousands of opportunities – from one-off events to longer-term commitments. If you are an events organiser you can also share your volunteering opportunity with a large pool of Londoners. Submit your event information

Let your network know how they can become a Team London volunteer. 

Your views

We want to bring about a new era of collectively designed African-focused events in London. 

If you have a great idea for Africa in London then we’d love to hear from you. You can fill in our 5-minute survey or email us at [email protected].

Your input will help Africa in London develop.