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$1million for new project

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, March 22, 2014

WITH a focus on fostering closer partnerships between civil society organisations and those in need in the community, the Australian Government has allocated about $1million towards a new and revolutionary scheme called the Community Action Program.

Fiji Community Development Program team leader Michael Brownjohn said the new program was developed from lessons learnt since the FCDP was established in the country.

"During its first 18 months of operations, FCDP and Australian Aid have identified the CAP as a pilot approach," he said.

"This approach encourages CSOs to engage with communities in a participatory and inclusive way to identify community needs and priorities."

Mr Brownjohn explained how the FCDP was well-placed to assist the impoverished and underprivileged in Fiji and further strengthen communication between CSOs and government agencies.

"FCDP is in a unique position to provide both capacity-building and grant-funding support.

"So, the CAP will involve building the capacity of CSOs in Fiji as well as providing assistance to rural and remote communities.

"The CAP will also encourage the building of connections between CSOs as well as between CSOs and existing government services."

The $1m funding includes CSO training, field visit costs and small grants for up to 30 communities.


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