Resources for running community links

Starting up and developing a sustainable community link is a rewarding and challenging process. Below are a variety of sources to help you develop your organisation from the initial steps to developing and delivering projects with your partners in Sub-Saharan Africa.  

Resources for Organisational Development

The table below offers a step by step guide to the basic stages involved in developing a community link. Each of the 10 steps mark the of an organsiations against the United Nations Gold Star Good Practice framework. Each of these steps are supported by the Wales Africa Community Links grant scheme.

Organisational Development Stages

 Step by Step Guides

Charitable Links

Learning resources for starting a link and Case Study on Charitable Links

1. Setting up Steering Groups --> Mission and Vision

2. Finance and Fundraising

Learning Links


3. Awareness Raising and Education in Wales / Sharing Learning & Understanding 

4. Learning from African Partners / Engaging a Partner Community

Partnership Links

Learning resources for organising exchanges and building partnership

Learning resources for developing partnership project plans 

5. Involving Volunteers and Broadening skills base

6. Running Exchange Visits

7. Participatory planning of joint projects and putting together a Partnership Agreement

Development Links

Learning resources for delivering projects impacting on poverty

8. Southern leadership and Cordinating with other Development Actors

9. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

10. Resourcing and public accountability



Resources for Community Groups

Below are a series of links for resources across a variety of interest groups to help you engage in international work in your own community.

Community Arts

Community Workers

Diaspora Groups

Environment Workers 

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Faith Based Groups

Government Workers

Private Sector


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Sports Clubs


Health Workers

Disability Groups

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 Resources for Project Interventions

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Learning resources for livelihoods projects Learning resources for environmental projects Learning resources for health projects Learning resources for youth projects Learning resources for equality projects


 General Resources on International Development

 Background information on International Development

 Academic Resources and Training



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