Research and analysis

Learning from the Civil Society Challenge Fund

These briefs aim to share learning with practitioners and civil society learning networks, and help inform future fund management in DFID and beyond.

Detail

The Civil Society Challenge Fund (CSCF) was a demand-led fund which aimed to enable poor and marginalised people to have a voice on issues that affect them and to be included in local and national decision making forums. Running from 2000 to 2015, it supported 526 projects in Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East, each with a grant of up to £500,000 and running for 3 to 5 years.

These learning briefs were prepared upon completion of the CSCF, focusing on key areas of best practice within the fund. The briefs aim to share learning with practitioners and civil society learning networks, and help inform future fund management in DFID and beyond.