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General Purposes

SPLOT Non-Governmental Organizations Support Network

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $280,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2008
  • Location Warsaw, Poland
  • Geographic Focus Poland

About this grant

The mission of SPLOT Non-Governmental Organizations Support Network is to strengthen civil society in Poland by supporting the development of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and informal citizen groups, particularly those working with and representing socially, economically and culturally marginalized people. Currently, the network has 16 members in 15 major cities.Multiyear funding will enable the network to improve the quality, relevance and variety of services provided to NGOs; strengthen the role of NGOs in local development; help members participate in national-level programs; and increase the financial stability of the network and its members.Included among recent achievements are helping Polish NGOs effectively use European Union structural and cohesion funds; educating NGOs about changes in the legal and fiscal environment; and building the knowledge and capacity of members to access alternative sources of funding.