Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 5:31 PM on Friday 29 August

/ Front page / News

Grant to benefit underprivileged

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, March 22, 2014

THE Australian Government believes its latest $1million funding program will better benefit the impoverished and underprivileged in Fiji because of its participatory approach.

Facilitated through the Fiji Community Development Program and Australian Aid, the Community Action Program is expected to deliver better results, says FCDP team leader Michael Brownjohn.

"This approach promotes and expects close civil society organisation engagement with communities to identify and prioritise their development needs in a participatory way, which will then be reflected in the funding proposals that CSOs submit to FCDP on behalf of these communities," he said.

"It is intended that this approach will encourage communities to contribute to their own development and FCDP grants to CSOs will complement the communities' contribution."

Mr Brownjohn said the amounts provided to each CSO would depend on the location of communities supported, travel costs and the types of activities to be funded.

"Approximately $1m is available for up to 30 communities in the first instance. This amount includes CSO training, costs for community visits and the small grants."


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe'
  2. Workers reap $200k in rewards for hard work
  3. Reverend Anil sails into history
  4. UN: 43 Fijian peacekeepers seized in Syria
  5. Prison visit stirs emotion for pageant contestant
  6. Key factors
  7. CORRECTION
  8. Driven by El Nino
  9. Go forth, share and save
  10. Speeding caution

Top Stories this Week

  1. Numbers list stays Monday (25 Aug)
  2. Shocking discovery Tuesday (26 Aug)
  3. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  4. Woman of faith Monday (25 Aug)
  5. Unacceptable Tuesday (26 Aug)
  6. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  7. Man wants death probe Monday (25 Aug)
  8. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)
  9. Unhappy Fijians Tuesday (26 Aug)
  10. Dad tells of heartache as son is buried Wednesday (27 Aug)