The innovative grants targets organizations that will implement their own creative solutions to realize outcomes as described in the above programmes. The project implementation period is usually one year and an organization may request between TZS 20,000,000 to TZS 50,000,000. This window also gives an avenue for smaller and relatively new and nascent and newly registered organizations with outstanding ideas to solve community challenges in their localities to access grants from the Foundation for Civil Society.
Medium Grants carry the bulk work of the Foundation’s grant making interventions. This type of grant targets mid-level organizations that have demonstrated capacity in both project and financial management. The project implementation period is for one year for an amount starting from TZS 50,000,000 to TZS 120,000,000. However the applicant may apply up to a maximum of TZS 240,000,000, for two years.
This is the largest grant that FCS provides and targets well established Civil Society networks, umbrella organizations and Civil Society Organizations working at National level with strong track record in management of funds and demonstrable national impact. Organizations of this nature will be supported as “cluster leaders” that is, for example – leader in Public Expenditure Tracking or Social Accountability Monitoring; leader in advocacy against gender based violence and harmful traditions etc. Organizations to be supported under this window are those that design their programmes in a manner that they will be able to work with local CSOs working on their theme and use the lessons learnt from local level to influence national level advocacy while using lessons from national level to impact to the local level interventions.
Other, more specific, principles which will guide project selection process include;