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Finland supports civic society institutions

 

On 23 April 2013 the Embassy of Finland in South Africa disbursed R19.5million to support the civic society in Southern Africa. Mr. Petri Salo, Ambassador of Finland in South Africa and Ms Tsakane Bok, Coordinator at the Embassy facilitated the grants.

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Ambassador Salo said that with the closure and scaling down of civic society institutions and organisations due to reduced development funding resulting from the global financial crisis, particularly in the Euro Zone countries, Finland, while not completely immune to the crisis was pleased to be able to continue to support democracy and development.

Speaking on the eligibility of receipt of the grant Ambassador Salo said that the Local Cooperation Fund (LCF), administered by the Embassy of Finland in Pretoria supports initiatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), science and technology communities, universities and other educational and research institutions, the independent media and also private corporations. Economic development is critical to societal development; hence chambers of commerce and commercial associations, as well as other organisations in the area of entrepreneurship are supported. The vibrancy of civic society is enhanced through cultural foundations and religious organisations, therefore these are also eligible.
 
The Embassy of Finland in Pretoria this year granted R 19.5 million on the following three focal areas Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Strong Civil Society in Oversight Role and Sexual and Gender Based Violence.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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