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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, 2016–May 31, 2018
  • Location Lviv, Ukraine
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

The program goal is to mobilize local communities in Ukraine to effectively address and resolve issues of common concern. General purpose support will assist the West-Ukrainian Resource Center 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 migrants and internally displaced persons. In 2014-2016, the grantee worked with 41 communities in seven regions of Ukraine introducing models of community self-management to address challenges of local administrative reform. It also helped incubate community economic development bodies to foster local business growth as a means to assist with the integration of new categories of migrants. 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.