Communities in Colonia lack sufficient resources to secure needed development funding. Asociación Civil Fondo Región Colonia (FRC) provides grants for projects that encourage community participation and exchanges among local organizations and mobilize local, national and international resources from the public and private sectors. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to unlock private, public and community resources for grassroots development in Uruguay. FRC’s activities strengthen grassroots organizations through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
This grant is part of our broader initiative to encourage innovative and entrepreneurial thinking to expand local resources for grassroots development.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Mobilization of resources for community development in Colonia, Uruguay, through institutional strengthening||Uruguay||2016 – 2019||$200,100||$263,300||3,000 individuals||15,000 individuals||civic engagement
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