- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Special Initiatives
- Grant Amount $120,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2007–June 30, 2009
- Location Johannesburg, South Africa
- Geographic Focus Eastern Cape, Province of
About this grant
The Electoral Institute of South Africa works with civil society organizations, government officials, and politicians to strengthen their capacity to engage effectively in democratic governance and sustainable service delivery at the local level. During the grant period, Mott supported a pilot project in the Eastern Cape province aimed at strengthening the capacity and effectiveness of ward committees, the formal structures through which communities participate in local government. This grant will support the Electoral Institute of South Africa to train and support civil society organizations in the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga provinces to engage constructively with local government focusing on decisionmaking processes around service delivery at the local level.