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General Purposes

West-Ukrainian Resource Center

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2014–May 31, 2016
  • Location Lviv, Ukraine
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

The program goal is to mobilize local communities in western Ukraine to effectively address and resolve issues of common concern. General purpose support will assist the West-Ukrainian Resource Center in the fulfillment of its mission to promote the development of civil society through the support of community social and economic initiatives. It will do this through a mix of grants and capacity building in the fields of rural community development, adult education, and social integration of returning labor migrants. In 2012-2014, the grantee worked with 23 communities in five regions of Ukraine, introducing models of community self-management in the absence of local councils, as well as small-scale community economic development bodies to foster local business growth. The West-Ukrainian Resource Center was founded in 1994 as a support organization for regional nongovernmental organizations and has since become a leading resource for community development practice in Ukraine.