Back to Listing

Capacity Building

Community Chest of the Western Cape

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $80,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2013–March 31, 2015
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The Community Chest of the Western Cape provides support to community-based organizations in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It does this through making grants, providing training, conducting community conversations, and making in-kind donations to organizations working in the province. The capacity building program provides skills training to leaders of community-based organizations and other community development practitioners. Over the last two years, the grantee provided training to organizations on various themes including governance, organizational development, project management, volunteer management, and youth financial literacy. This grant will support the grantee to continue to train community-based organizations and build their ability to respond effectively to the needs of the communities they serve. It will also strengthen its community engagement efforts and incorporate inputs from local communities into its programs where appropriate and relevant.