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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, 2016–March 31, 2018
  • Location East London, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus Eastern Cape, Province of

About this grant

The Eastern Cape NGO Coalition is a provincial membership organization that supports and promotes the work of development organizations in the Eastern Cape province. It is one of the few remaining coalitions of nonprofit organizations in South Africa and has a membership of over 617 civil society organizations. The grantee coordinates the work of its members to achieve maximum impact on social transformation and to build synergies that will develop a strong sectoral or issue-based focus. Over the past two years, the grantee provided training to local government officials on community-led development approaches, hosted dialogues for its members to discuss topical issues, and created linkages between its members and local businesses. This grant will enable the grantee to continue promoting community-led development approaches in the Eastern Cape province; supporting the development of its members; and building partnerships between government departments, civil society organizations, and the private sector.