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General Purposes

Community Connections

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $80,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2006–June 30, 2008
  • Location Philippi, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus Western Cape, Province of the

About this grant

Community Connections provides organizational development and capacity building training as well as other supports for community-based organizations, mainly in the Western Cape. It also advocates on behalf of these organizations and encourages them to network more effectively and look at collective ways in which they can try to mobilize resources for activities and programs.This grant will enable Community Connections to continue its organizational development training, capacity building, and advocacy work on behalf of grassroots, community-based organizations.Recent accomplishments included contact with more than 70 community-based organizations and more than 300 community workers through its community capacity-building program; promoting the interests of community-based organizations through networking, showcase events, international partnerships and advocacy work; and producing publications, toolkits and training material for the community-based organization sector.