Frequently Asked Questions - Grant types

Policy grants will be awarded to support efforts aimed at long-terms systemic change at the policy or legal level.

An anchor grantee is an institutional partner, with whom OSISA has a high degree of shared values.  It is an organisation that has strong capacity, and plays a unique role in the region.  

Capacity-building grants can be awarded to individual organisations that seek to work with a large cross section of a community, but the strong preference is that they be awarded to groups, networks or alliances of NGOs, or to institutions of higher education.  

Primarily, core grants are awarded as seed or operational funding to support grantees with missions and programmes that are aligned with OSISA aims and objectives. Core grants may be given to two primary categories of grantees: those that have achieved a high degree of professional development, are strong players in a given field, and need very little guidance or support General Support Grants). A core grant to such an institution would ensure that work around opening societies is taking place in a manner that we agree with, but do not need to be prescriptive around.

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