Grants

Grants

Financial grants are one of the ways STAR-Ghana aims to bring about change, alongside other initiatives including technical support and developing the capacity of civil society.

We use various grants mechanisms, including targeted funding to strategic partners, dedicated or ring-fenced grants for excluded groups, as well as competitive grants to incentivise civil society, media and state actors’ engagement on specific issues. A combination of competitive and ‘managed’ funding is used to reach and support a variety of stakeholders and to help address diverse issues.

Open grant applications

There are currently no open grant applications. Our call for proposals and concept notes on Local Governance is CLOSED.

Types of grants

  • Competitive fundingTo deliver lower-risk projects where results can be better assured and innovative approaches to addressing known issues can be tested.
  • Managed callsTo develop and strengthen alliances and specifically create opportunities to engage the media, the private sector and activist groups more likely to bring high impact results on key issues. This will also include piloting/taking to scale models of citizen mobilisation and engagement.
  • A strategic opportunities fundTo enable rapid reaction to emerging ‘hot’ issues key to achieving systemic change.
  • Parliament fund To strengthen parliament’s institutional capacity and pilot approaches to more effective and sustainable engagements between civil society and parliament.
  • A programme management team (PMT)-managed fundTo support implementation of communities of practice and learning, develop communication products and provide bespoke technical support to partners, particularly to develop proposals out of approved concept notes.

Grant partners

We work in 83 districts in all 10 regions of Ghana with 71 partners implementing 77 projects. Our focus areas include Democracy and Elections; Media; Gender Equality and Social Inclusion; Anti-corruption; Local Governance; Galamsey and Parliament.

Click on the links below for the full list and detailed information on the work of our partners

More than just grants

Evidence from STAR-Ghana phase one and other programmes has shown that giving grants alone does not lead to transformational change. Grants are only one of the ways STAR-Ghana aims to bring about change.

 

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