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Foundation for Civil Society: Tanzania

The Foundation for Civil Society: Tanzania provides grants and other capacity-building support to civil society organisations in Tanzania.

Overview

The Foundation for Civil Society: Tanzania provides grants and other capacity-building support to civil society organisations in Tanzania.

Aims

The foundation aims to contribute to the development of a vibrant, effective and innovative civil society sector. This will help citizens engage in the democratic process, promote human rights, contribute to poverty reduction and enjoy a better quality of life.

The foundation’s grants to civil society organisations are designed to help economically disadvantaged and vulnerable citizens to:

  • access information and understand policies, laws and their rights
  • engage in policy formulation and the monitoring of poverty reduction
  • contribute to social development
  • hold the government and private sectors to account

Support

The Foundation for Civil Society is a Tanzanian non-profit company designed and funded by a group of development partners including DFID. It is governed by an independent board.

The foundation started operations in January 2003.

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