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Fair Share

University of the Western Cape

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2007
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus KwaZulu-Natal, Province of, Limpopo

About this grant

Multiyear funding will support the newly established Budget Advocacy and Monitoring Resources program, a three-year intervention that builds on the results and lessons of previous programs. Fair Share will work with community organizations in the KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo provinces, providing training and capacity building on budget advocacy and monitoring. In addition, Fair Share will conduct research and produce and disseminate publications on municipal budgeting.Among Fair Share’s recent achievements are creating awareness among community organizations of the need to actively monitor municipal expenditure as a way to influence decisionmaking at the local level; strengthening the capacity of communities, through economic literacy, to participate in municipal budgeting processes; and building partnerships with provincial departments of local government.Fair Share is a unit of the School of Government within the University of the Western Cape and was established in 1997 to promote partnerships between local government and the nonprofit sector, as well as economic literacy.