Tuesday, 20 January 2015

IDF Gets New Grantees

Following the sixth call for proposals sent out in May 2014, twenty (20) new grantees were selected and awarded to operate in 17 districts of Uganda. Out of these, 35% are from the Northern Region, 15% from the Eastern region, 40% from the Western region and 10% from the central Region. The total award for the sixth phase is UGX. 4,368,000,000 with 16 projects under Human rights and 4 under the good governance component.  Our last 2 calls represent an improvement in distribution.

Since December 2014 a series of activities like capacity building, aligning grantee results and budgets, signing off contracts have been going on and soon an induction training.

IDF believes  that the new grantees will contribute to increased accountability in local governance by increasing citizen’s capacities to demand for accountability, monitor service delivery and facilitate citizenry access to information. This will enable people to get access to justice through supporting human rights activists and legal aid, leading to improved quality of people’s lives through raising awareness of the key policies, i.e. land, health and Universal Primary Education (UPE).