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Community Engagement with Local Government

Trust for Community Outreach and Education

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2010–December 31, 2010
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The Trust for Community Outreach and Education is a national organization that is made up of seven regional affiliates working mainly with rural communities in Limpopo and the Eastern, Northern, and Western Cape provinces of South Africa. It has a long history of facilitating the development of local leadership and grassroots organizing, with a particular focus on livelihoods, good governance, and access to food security. Past support enabled the trust to build more effective community engagement with local government around basic service delivery, especially water, sanitation, land, and electricity. This grant will support the Trust for Community Outreach and Education to continue strengthening the voices of the rural poor to engage government and other stakeholders around their development needs and interests. Focus areas will continue to be local government, land reform and rural livelihoods, food security, water, and strengthening local organizations and leadership.