Updated Nov 23, 2017CLOSED
|Focus Areas||Good Governance (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)|
Registered Ghanaian civil society organisations (CSOs) operating at national levels and actively engaged in policy influencing processes. These include:Academic and research institutions;
Eligible organisations must demonstrate capacity to mobilize citizens and citizen groups and forge alliances of relevant stakeholders for long-term engagement and collective action in the fight against corruption.
Organisations currently receiving grants from STAR-Ghana under the GESI and Media calls are not eligible to apply as lead organisations for this grant.
|Years in Operation||2|
|Planned Usage of Funds|
Applicants are particularly encouraged to consider issues and strategies such as: ·Addressing high-risk, high-value, high-impact sectors;
Making more effective use of Ghana’s commitments and obligations under existing international and regional anticorruption instruments;
Seeking to mainstream results and lessons into public law- and policy-making;
Exploring opportunities for linking actors across levels of governance (community, district, regional and national), and enable collaborations between actors working on complementary issues and/or movement building on anti-corruption issues.
|Management Team||Must be registered with the Registrar-General’s Department with Tax Identification Number;|
Must not have been blacklisted by any donor agency, governmental agency or by STAR-Ghana;
Must have a demonstrable experience and capacity to undertake national /strategic level policy influencing on anti-corruption issues;
|Financial Statements||Must be able to provide audited accounts for the last two years.|
The following Outputs are expected:
Innovative approaches to facilitating collective citizens’ actions on anti-corruption at local and national levels tested;
Spaces for collaboration between civil society (including private sector associations and media) and state actors on anti-corruption developed and/or strengthened at community, district and national levels;
Strengthened horizontal and vertical linkages amongst CSOs to address systemic challenges to the fight against corruption.
Screening of the applications will begin a day after the application period has elapsed to assess whether applicants meet the eligibility criteria.
Two (2) Independent Assessors (IAs) will be constituted to assess/evaluate each application based on a designed assessment and scoring criteria. A Grant Sub-Committee (GSC) meeting will be convened to review the recommendations presented by the Assessors. Having been satisfied with the assessment on all applications the GSC will present their shortlist to the Steering Committee.
All shortlisted applicants will undergo a due diligence exercise to ensure applicants are in a position to deliver on their projects. The shortlisted applications, together with findings from the due diligence process, will be presented to the Steering Committee for vetting, final approval and sign off.
This will be followed by a Grants signing ceremony to officially announce the successful applicants and sign off on contracts to begin the project implementation process.