Updated Feb 15, 2018CLOSED

STAR-Ghana Local governance--Local Partnerships Grants

Offered by Department for International Development, Danida and European Commission as part of Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness (STAR-Ghana)

STAR-Ghana's local governance call aims to strengthen, scale up and consolidate the results of previous and on-going local governance focused initiatives particularly in the areas of inclusive voice, improved access and transparency in service delivery.The local partnership component will support local actions at the district and local levels, enabling citizens address locally salient service delivery issues. It will particularly focus on processes of social inclusion and vulnerable groups’ interaction with the local governance mechanism.

Grant fund support requested should not exceed GHC 250,000
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CLOSEDMar 02, 2018Deadline
Up to $55,840Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 4: Transition to Scale, Stage 5: Scaling and Stage 6: Sustained Scale
Implemented in:
Focus AreasGood Governance (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance) and Inclusion
Citizen Participation (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance) and Inclusion
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance and Technology
The call will focus on unfinished business in local governance in the following areas:
-Promoting basic service delivery and development management at local level.
-Innovative technologies and media for promoting citizens participation, accountability and public access to information in local governance.
-Gender inclusion, disability and diversity in local governance.
-Poverty reduction, local economic development, resource mobilisation and budgetary utilisation at the local level.
-Implementing the new Act 936, party political elections of MMDCEs and voter education and sensitisation towards Referendum.Open to:Community-based organisations (CBOs), district-level civil society organisations, community-based radio stations and other citizen groups.

The Grants is not applicable to CSOs or Coalitions wishing to commence entirely new project

Other Requirements

Financial StatementsShould provide 2016 audited accounts – for organisations which have been in existence for 3 years and above; and the latest financial statement – for organisations which have been in existence for below 3 years.
Past Impact EvaluationMust demonstrate a track record in working with and delivering results around governance focused initiatives.

Application Directions

Download an application form for the local governance – local partnerships component

This form should be completed and submitted by email to: locallocalgovernance@star-ghana.org.

Application And Awards Process

Shortlisted applications will be notified within two weeks after close of application.


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