Strategic Grants Component: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Citizens’ Actions against Corruption

Deadline: 4 December 2017

STAR-Ghana is seeking proposals from eligible organisations to implement projects under the Strategic grants component of its Anti-corruption call. As part of its approach of convening and catalysing citizens’ actions around key national issues, STAR-Ghana is implementing a workstream aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of citizens’ actions against corruption.

The Theme of the program is “Fighting Corruption in Ghana through an enabling policy and regulatory framework”.

Grant Information

Projects funded under this component will be for a maximum duration of two (2) years and a budget not exceeding GHS700, 000.00 per project.

Focus Issues

  • Addressing high-risk, high-value, high-impact sectors;
  • Making more effective use of Ghana’s commitments and obligations under existing international and regional anticorruption instruments;
  • Seeking to mainstream results and lessons into public law- and policy-making;
  • Exploring opportunities for linking actors across levels of governance (community, district, regional and national), and enable collaborations between actors working on complementary issues and/or movement building on anti-corruption issues.

Eligible Organisations

  • Registered Ghanaian civil society organisations (CSOs) operating at national levels and actively engaged in policy influencing processes. These include:
    • Academic and research institutions;
    • Professional associations;
    • Research and advocacy NGOs;
    • Think Tanks;
    • Private sector associations;
    • Civil society networks, coalitions, alliances and platforms.
  • Eligible organisations must demonstrate capacity to mobilize citizens and citizen groups and forge alliances of relevant stakeholders for long-term engagement and collective action in the fight against corruption.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be registered with the Registrar-General’s Department with Tax Identification Number;
  • Must not have been blacklisted by any donor agency, governmental agency or by STAR-Ghana;
  • Must have a demonstrable experience and capacity to undertake national /strategic level policy influencing on anti-corruption issues;
  • Must be able to provide audited accounts for the last two years.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: Ghana

For more information, please visit Strategic Grants Component.

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