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Strengthening Transparency, Accountability Andresponsiveness In Ghana (star-Ghana)

By NGO News Africa
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RESULTS FUND INITIATIVE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
STAR-Ghana is a multi-donor Fund providing support to Civil Society in

Ghana. The programme seeks to increase the accountability and

responsiveness of government, traditional authorities and private

enterprises to Ghanaian citizens and also to increase the influence of

CSOs and Parliament in the governance of public goods and service

delivery.
This open call invites registered CSOs, coalitions, networks and platforms

who have received funding in the last three years from major civil society

support funds.
Initiatives should be recently completed programmes that require a year's

additional input to achieve unrealized results and extend impacts.

Applicants must demonstrate the value added to the work carried out under

previous grants.
Applicants should be able to clearly demonstrate results attributable to

this additional funding. THIS GRANT IS NOT APPLICABLE IF CSO IS COMMENCING

AN ENTIRELY NEW PROJECT
Project Initiatives may include but are not limited to;

 Enabling citizens, particularly women and excluded groups, to

claim rights;
 Engagement in policy formulation, implementation, and monitoring;

 Increasing the use of civil society evidence in policy and practice.

Eligibility Criteria for Coalition/Network Secretariat

The Coalition/Network Secretariat -
1. Should be legally registered in Ghana
2. Should have one of its prime aims as engaging in research and advocacy

in at least one of the above-mentioned domains and can show a track-record

of effective influence on national policy processes

3. Must have appropriate standards for good organisational governance and

social equity/gender justice
4. Must have appropriate procedures for (financial/administrative)

management, monitoring and reporting(evidence of procedures manual)

5. Must show at least two previous annual statements of accounts audited

by a suitably certified person(s) or body
6. Must have a multi-annual strategic plan on its advocacy agenda

7. Should be prepared to develop linkages with other CBOs and other Civil

Society Organisations at national, district and Local levels, thus

leveraging existing capacities and enabling the sharing of information,

experience and capabilities.
8. Must be able to produce evidence of gain so far (this should include

references or external evaluation) and state clearly the results being

offered by the coalition/network secretariat.
9. Must demonstrate track record in delivering results and timely records

How to Apply
Interested coalitions/networks should contact us at

[email protected]/[email protected] for full application pack.

Returned applications must include:
 completed standard STAR-Ghana application forms;

 Proof of legal registration of the secretariat in Ghana

 Coalitions and networks need to be formalised by way of an

agreement or memorandum of understanding
 Completed forms have to be returned (email) by close of business

on 14th January, 2011
Short-listed coalitions/networks will receive a decision by end of

February 2011
More detailed information on STAR-Ghana and its grant processes can be

found at http://www.starghana.org
Detailed information on STAR-Ghana and its future grant

processes/timelines will be communicated in due course

Source: NGO News Africa

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