These grants support groups who often are excluded from the public arena by increasing their capacity to influence policy and decision-making. They offer opportunities to reach populations that would otherwise not have access to resources.
- Demand for Good Governance
- Conflict, Crime & Violence
- Social Dimensions of Climate Change
- Gender and Social Inclusion
Most grants are in the range of $3,000 to $7,000 with a maximum of $15,000.
- enhanced awareness among citizens of their rights and responsibilities, leading to inclusion in the development process of otherwise marginalized voices
- increased knowledge sharing and networking among civil society and development partners (social capital)
- for the Bank, improved understanding of civic engagement and empowerment and the most effective approaches to supporting civic engagement in unique country contexts at the local level
- Civil society organizations based in a developing country and working on issues of development can apply for a grant.
- Civil society organizations must be in good standing, as well as have a record of achievement in the community and record of financial probity.
- Priority will be given to organizations not supported by the Program in previous years (organizations are not eligible for more than three grants from the Civil Society Fund within a five-year period).
- The World Bank Civil Society Fund is able to fund only a small percentage of the requests it receives. The demand for grants greatly exceeds the availability of funds.
For more information, please visit World Bank Civil Society Fund.