SAMOA CIVIL SOCIETY SUPPORT PROGRAMME

PROJECTS BENEFITING COMMUNITIES IN NEED

CSSP FUNDING SUPPORTS;

TRAINING IN GOOD GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT OF ORGANISATIONS

STRENGTHENED VOICE OF CIVIL SOCIETY

●advisory ●networking ●research ●policy dialogue

NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS

Durable Partnerships & Alliances

Meet the needs of vulnerable communities

CALL FOR PROPOSAL S

G U I D E L I N E S  F O R  N O N G O V E R NME N T A L

O R G A N I S A T I O N S

JANUAR Y 2 0 1 7 TO DECEMB ER 2 0 1 7

 

CIVIL SOCIETY SUPPORT PROGRAM (CSSP)

CIVIL SOCIETY organizations (CSOs) and community based groups play a critical role in social and economic development at local and national levels. The CSSP seeks to strengthen civil society groups to better serve their communities and target populations by providing funding support and capacity building assistance.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

CATEGORY 2

CSSP FUNDING PRIORITIES

CSSP recognises that civil society organisations are diverse and bring a range of strengths and capacities.

The Programme seeks to work with civil society where its priorities align with the CSSP objectives working closely with Samoa’s own development plans and development partner’s aid priorities .

For this NGO Call for Proposals Australia as the main donor has three strategic priorities in Samoa which are:

(i) to enable economic growth,

(ii) to progress health and education outcomes and

(iii) to strengthen governance (Gender equality, inclusion of people with disability and climate change resilience).

Funded projects must demonstrate in the proposal as well as implementation its contribution to realizing these overarching strategic priorities through their activities and projects.

INELIGIBILE ACTIVITIES

Projects whose primary focus is better served through other available funding sources such as PSSF, SBEC, SWSD, SDP, GEF and Government Ministries.

Loans;

Projects that may do damage to the environment.

Projects that involve religious proselytizing and mission work (church buildings and other church assets);

Applications from individuals;

Purchase of vehicles;

Livestock projects.

CSOs must be active and well established groups serving Samoa at an island-wide or a national level and meet the following criteria:

1. Be a Registered Incorporated Society through the Ministry of Commerce Industry & Labour;

2. Have a community development focus with a primary focus on the most vulnerable people;

3. Be a local NGO with the majority of staff and Board members as permanent residents of Samoa.

4. Have an active membership and hold regular meetings

5. Have proper financial systems in place and evidence of good project and financial management.

6. NGO Assessment completed.

7. Project priorities align with national plans (i.e. SDS)

(Details provided in the Application Form)