STAR-Ghana: Local Governance – Strategic Partnerships Component

Deadline: 28 February 2018

Applicants are invited to apply for STAR-Ghana’s Local Governance – Strategic Partnerships Component that aims to strengthen, scale up and consolidate the results of previous and on-going local governance focused initiatives particularly in the areas of inclusive voice, improved access and transparency in service delivery.

The Strategic Policy Grants Component will support national level CSOs with capacity to do strategic level policy influencing to implement projects aimed at addressing systemic constraints around local governance and decentralisation issues at the policy levels.

Focus Areas

The call will focus on unfinished business in local governance in the following areas:

  • Promoting basic service delivery and development management at local level.
  • Innovative technologies and media for promoting citizens participation, accountability and public access to information in local governance.
  • Gender inclusion, disability and diversity in local governance.
  • Poverty reduction, local economic development, resource mobilisation and budgetary utilisation at the local level.
  • Implementing the new Act 936, party political elections of MMDCEs and voter education and sensitisation towards Referendum.

Funding Information

Projects shall have a maximum duration of 24 months and grant fund support not exceeding GHC 600,000.

Expected Outputs

  • Spaces for collaboration between civil society (including private sector associations and media) and state actors on service delivery at local level strengthened.
  • Horizontal and vertical linkages amongst CSOs to address systemic local governance, public participation and inclusion challenges strengthened.
  • Inclusive voice and participation in local governance.
  • Mechanisms for increased transparency and responsiveness in local governance enhanced.
  • Issue-based and inclusive DA elections, including the election of women, PWDs and youth promoted.
  • Citizen participation in the processes around the creation of new districts and regions, election of MMDCEs and creation of new districts enhanced.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Registered Ghanaian Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) operating at regional or national levels; academic and research institutions; professional associations; advocacy NGOs; private sector associations; civil society networks / coalitions, media organisations.
  • Criteria for the CSO or the Coalition/Network/Alliance:
    • CSO, Coalition, networks and platforms who have implemented project around local governance or decentralisation within the past three years and are considering further up scaling of the project.
    • The Grants is not applicable to CSOs or Coalitions wishing to commence entirely new project
    • Should be able to state clearly the results and outcomes that will be achieved from the project;
    • Must demonstrate a track record in working with and delivering results around governance focused initiatives;
    • Ability to co-develop and implement local governance and decentralisation initiatives that can lead to strategic and national level policy change or action.
  • Grant Partners implementing STAR-Ghana funded projects as lead organisations are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Ghana

For more information, please visit STAR-Ghana.

Join Premium to Download

Nordic Culture Point: Accepting Applications for Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme

Nordic Culture Point: Accepting Applications for Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme

Bangladesh

Counterpart International: Promoting Advocacy and Rights Project in Bangladesh

European Commission: Support to Combating Discriminations by Improving Inclusiveness in Compulsory Education – EU Supported Scholarship Programme

European Commission: Support to Combating Discriminations by Improving Inclusiveness in Compulsory Education – EU Supported Scholarship Programme

EU-Haiti Call for Proposals: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights

EU-Haiti Call for Proposals: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) 2018-2019

AIDS United: Request for Proposals for 2019 Syringe Access Fund

AIDS United: Request for Proposals for 2019 Syringe Access Fund

EASST: Seeking Proposals for 2019 Research Grant Program

EASST: Seeking Proposals for 2019 Research Grant Program

CPI-Bangladesh Request for Applications: Promoting Advocacy and Rights (PAR) Project

CPI-Bangladesh Request for Applications: Promoting Advocacy and Rights (PAR) Project

Applications Open for European Cross-Border Grants Program 2019

Call for Applications: TMU Grants Program 2019

IDB: Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean

Civil Society

EU: Civil Society Organization and Local Authorities in Development

Call for Nominations: 2019 Africa Food Prize

Call for Nominations: 2019 Africa Food Prize

Fondo de Mujeres del Sur 2nd Call for Proposals: Leading from the South

Fondo de Mujeres del Sur 2nd Call for Proposals: Leading from the South

European Commission: Call for Proposals on Capacity-building in the area of Rights of the Child and Child-friendly Justice

European Commission: Call for Proposals on Capacity-building in the area of Rights of the Child and Child-friendly Justice

GCE-India Fifth Call for Proposals: Empowering Revolutionary Ideas that Address Global Health Challenges

GCE-India Fifth Call for Proposals: Empowering Revolutionary Ideas that Address Global Health Challenges

2019 EVAWI Call for Proposals for International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Violence Across the Lifespan

2020 Call for Applications: United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture

U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia: Seeking Applications for 2019 Alumni Grants Program

U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia: Seeking Applications for 2019 Alumni Grants Program

Mongolia

Friends of Mongolia announced Spring 2019 Community Grant Application

Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation Grant Program under the 2019 theme of 'Urgent Action on Climate Change'

Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation Grant Program under the 2019 theme of ‘Urgent Action on Climate Change’

Myanmar

U.S. Mission to India: Catalysts for Change – Accelerating the Anti-trafficking Movement in Eastern India

European Commission: Support to Combating Discriminations by Improving Inclusiveness in Compulsory Education – EU Supported Scholarship Programme

Nordic Council of Ministers’ Programme for NGOs in Nordic and Baltic Countries

USAID-Libya: Accepting Concept Papers for Local Governance and Civil Society (LGCS) Program

USAID-Libya: Accepting Concept Papers for Local Governance and Civil Society (LGCS) Program

Nordic Culture Point’s Network Funding to Strengthen Artistic and Cultural Cooperation

Nordic Culture Point’s Network Funding to Strengthen Artistic and Cultural Cooperation

Environmental Conservation

Innovation Fund Denmark announces 2019 Green Growth under “Grand Solutions” Programme

>