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General Purposes

Foundation for Contemporary Research

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $180,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2006–May 31, 2008
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus Western Cape, Province of the

About this grant

This grant will enable the Foundation for Contemporary Research to enhance citizen participation in decisionmaking processes at the local level; facilitate partnerships between communities, municipalities, the private sector and other spheres of government in the implementation of poverty alleviation projects; and extend this work to other communities in the province.During the past two years, funding has supported efforts to strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations to engage with local government and to facilitate municipal-community partnerships aimed at alleviating poverty in the Western Cape Province.