Not for profit Organisations proposed full-time National Grant Committee and staff…
September 05, 2019
Thirty-four (34) participants from twenty-eight (28) organisations attended the information session, conducted at CARE House, from 9.00a.m to 12 noon.
Participants had the chance to learn more about the National Grants Policy, overview of the grants process, budget, discuss and share ideas and best practice examples as well as networking, amongst others.
At the end of the session, participants also proposed a series of recommendations, among which is the need to have a permanent committee and a full time staff, due to the workload, especially in the supervision and monitoring of approved projects.
The aim is to provide information through power point presentations, one to one and group discussions on application procedures, eligibility and project implementation of the National Grants.
Participants commended the National Grants Committee, NGC, for the initiative and expressed their appreciation for supported provided by the NGC during the implementation of their projects.
And the NGC Chairperson, Eline Moses, reaffirmed the NGC's commitment to effectively and efficiently manage the National Grants as per its mandate and called upon the organisations to ensure adherence to good governance practices.
Some of the organisations presents were, Love and Care Association, Scouts Association, Seychelles Stroke Foundation, Les Li Viv, Survival Ark, Foundation, Sesel Paster Lanwit, UN Youth Seychelles, HASO, ASFF, Red Cross Society, Sustainability for Seychelles,, SYAH Seychelles, WASO, NATCOF, Arterial Network, Survival Ark, Group Artisant Seychelles, Everlasting Love Ministry, APSHF, Up-Brigrade. To be noted some of these organisations are also current recipients of the 2019 National Grants, launched in April.
The National Grants Committee is also seeking project proposals from not-for-profit organisations, with a focus on projects aimed at contributing towards the country’s National Development Strategies and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). And has launched a second call for proposals for 2020.
The Application form, copies of the call for proposal and Application guidelines is available on http://www.finance.gov.sc/