Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness (STAR-Ghana) has a vision to see an active and engaged civil society capable of articulating citizens’ demands and an effective state that is responsive and accountable to its citizens.


On Monday 23 October 2017 STAR-Ghana launched its anti-corruption call for proposals. The call aims to support and enhance the effectiveness of citizen, community, and civil society organisation (CSO) initiatives and actions to fight corruption in Ghana. It was open to CSOs, media organisations, private sector associations and academia.

The call also seeks to support the testing of innovative approaches to collective and joined up actions between non-state and state actors to fight corruption. The project periods range from a minimum of 12 months to a maximum of two years, and will comprise three components:

1. Strategic influencing component

This component will support national level CSOs with capacity to do strategic level policy influencing to implement projects aimed at addressing systemic constraints at the policy levels. This project will have a maximum duration of 24 months and a grant fund support not exceeding GHC 700,000.00.

2. Innovative alliances component

This component, based on learning from anti-corruption work in Ghana, will seek to incentivise innovative collaboration amongst CSOs and between CSOs and other stakeholders to enhance the effectiveness of anti-corruption actions. This project will have a maximum duration of 24 months and a grant fund support not exceeding GHC 750,000.00.

3. Small grants component

The Small grants component will support anti-corruption actions at the district and local levels, enabling citizens address locally salient corruption issues, particularly in accessing quality social services. It will particularly focus on corruption as it affects gender, equality and social inclusion (GESI) groups, as defined in STAR-Ghana’s GESI strategy. This project will have a maximum duration of 12 months and a grant fund support not exceeding GHC 200,000.00.


This call is now closed

 This grant call is closed and applicants are being shortlisted for due diligence stage of the grant process.

Key dates

Due diligence assessment of shortlisted organisations 13 February 2018
Finalising proposals 14-19 February 2018
Finalising partner budgets and plans 23-28 February 2018
Orientation and contracting 4-6 April 2018

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