Civil Society Grant Facility

The CSOsAct4Dev Project aims to strengthen Bhutanese CSOs as independent actors of good governance and development in order to contribute to an inclusive, participatory, empowered, and independent civil society.

The Project contributes to three interlinked expected results:

  • Strengthened engagement of CSOs with the Bhutanese Parliament
  • Strengthened capacity and collective voice of CSOs
  • Improved engagement of CSOs with the media

The Project is funded by the European Union and is co-funded and implemented by Helvetas Bhutan and Bhutan Media Foundation (BMF) over a period of 30 months (January 2024 – June 2026).

The Project is guided by a Steering Committee consisting of representatives from the Secretariats of the National Assembly of Bhutan and the National Council of Bhutan, the CSO Authority Secretariat, the two CSO Eminent Members to the CSO Authority, BMF, and Helvetas.

For the Financial Support to Third Parties (FSTP) under the Project, a Sub Grants Committee has the responsibility of reviewing and scoring proposals from CSOs, including community-based groups and organizations. The review and scoring process is guided by a clear Grant Fund Guideline.

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