Fund for a Sustainable Civil Society

Fund for a Sustainable Civil Society 1

Fund for a Sustainable Civil Society (FSCS) Program Objectives: To generate and mobilize resources: * Towards enabling civil society organizations to engage in sustainable livelihood and eco-enterprise development projects or activities with the active participation/and for the benefit of the poor and marginalized sectors in rural and urban communities. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"]fund photo Photo by cafecredit [/caption] Eligible Applicants: * Philippine-based and Philippine-managed Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), People’s Organizations and Cooperatives that are duly registered with recognized or official accreditation bodies and have good track-record with relevant organizations in their respective areas of origin. Grant Windows and Funding Terms: * Start-Up Eco-Enterprise Development (SEED) – Grant Window 1: Supports start-up eco-enterprises and livelihood initiatives up to a maximum grant of P1.5 Million with 2 to 3 years project period limit. * Capacity Building – Grant Window 2: Projects and activities concerning human resource competency, business planning, technology, market, and product development; maximum grant amount is P500,000.00 * Advocacy – Grant Window 3: Supports local advocacy projects/activities that pertain to Asset Reform, Gender and Environment, and Development Financing that are part of or would contribute to a larger development initiatives or programs; should help strengthen existing eco-enterprises of the communities or lead to the creation of new eco-enterprises; maximum grant amount is P300,000.00. Proponents could only avail of the grant assistance once a year or after the end of project term for SEED projects with more than one (1) year project duration. Project proponents are required to provide project equity of at least 25% of the total project cost. FSCS shall fund direct project cost and encourage proponents to shoulder administrative and personnel costs as part of their counterpart. Contact Details: FOUNDATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, INC.(FSSI) Unit E, 46 Samar Avenue cor. Eugenio Lopez Street South Triangle, Quezon City Mr. Arlen Barrameda Program Manager Phone/Fax: (632) 928.8671 E-mail: Ms. Geraldine Laroza Program Officer Phone/Fax: (632) 928.8671 E-mail:

Source: Business Diary Philippines

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