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Improving the Social Environment for Local Self-Government

Foundation for Local Government Reform

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $119,196
  • Grant Period September 1, 2002–September 30, 2004
  • Location Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Geographic Focus Bulgaria

About this grant

This program targets grassroots non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that represent and support marginalized groups in Bulgarian communities.Multiyear funding will support activities that include promoting citizen participation of marginalized groups, such as ethnic minorities and women; encouraging innovative mechanisms of communication and problem-solving at the local level; and improving partnerships among citizens, NGOs, local authorities and businesses.Activities during the past two years included disseminating innovative approaches to developing partnerships and communication among citizens, NGOs and local authorities to address the needs of marginalized groups; supporting 30 projects to address local social needs; building the capacity of NGOs to develop programs and write proposals; and disseminating lessons learned.