Civil Society Grant Facility

Posted On: July 26th, 2021

Name of CSO Bhutan Media Foundation
Amount 1,154,664
Duration 6 Months
Dzongkhag Bumthang, Chukha, Dagana, Gasa, Haa, Lhuentse, Mongar, Paro, Pemagatshel, Punakha, Samdrup Jongkhar, Samtse, Sarpang, Thimphu, Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Trongsa, Tsirang, Wangdue Phodrang, Zhemgang

 Objectives of the project

  • To bring the media and civil society closer by deepening their understanding of each other.

Target groups/ final beneficiaries    

  • 12 media houses, 53 CSOs, selected CBOs (there are 740 CBOs including farmers’ groups and cooperatives, according to the Department of Agriculture Marketing and Cooperatives)
  • The project will primarily focus on CSOs and CBOs working for women, youth, and vulnerable groups. Therefore, the grant stories are expected to be mostly about women, youth, and vulnerable people.

Estimated results

  • Deepen the understanding of CSOs among reporters and editors from print and broadcast media
  • Deepen the understanding of CBOs among reporters and editors from print and broadcast media
  • Produce a critical number of well-researched stories on civil society
  • Recognise the best media story on civil society

Main activities

  • A two-day workshop on “Understanding CSOs: The Third Sector” for reporters and editors.
  • A two-day workshop on “Understanding CBOs: The Grassroots Changemakers” for reporters and editors
  • Civil Society Reporting Grant awarded to five reporters
  • Civil Society Story of the Year” award instituted