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General Purposes

Eastern Cape NGO Coalition

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2014–March 31, 2016
  • Location East London, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus Eastern Cape, Province of

About this grant

The Eastern Cape NGO Coalition is a membership organization established in 1995 to support the development of nonprofits and community-based organizations in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The grantee has a membership of over 160 organizations and works to build relationships between government, nonprofits, and businesses that respond to poverty and inequality in the province. Previous support has enabled the grantee to partner with government and businesses on programs aimed at strengthening civil society in the province, develop a toolkit to support members build their institutional capacity, and form partnerships that advance a community-led approach to development. This grant will support the Eastern Cape NGO Coalition to continue providing a platform for government and businesses to engage with nonprofits in the province, represent its members in provincial policy dialogues, and provide training and mentoring on topics such as leadership and good governance to its members.