Grant ACCESS Phase II

April 19, 2010

ACCESS Phase II builds on the successes of Phase I with a focus on strengthening the capacity of local CSOs and building demand for better governance.  ACCESS Phase II, together with its strategic partners and with CSOs, will be working on a number of different levels (i.e. community, village, sub-district, district, provincial and national level) to ensure improved local democratic governance is made possible by facilitating a stronger role for communities, community organisations and citizens, and constructively engaging with government.  
The strategic direction adopted for ACCESS Phase II includes:

The purpose of ACCESS Phase II is:

Citizens and their organizations are empowered to engage with local governments on improving local development impacts in 16 districts in eastern Indonesia.

The Four objectives which define the desired outcomes of the Program during its lifetime are:  

  1. By 2013, Partner CSOs are using value-driven participatory and inclusive approaches to strengthen capacity and confidence of citizens for local democratic governance;
  2. By  2013, Partner CSOs are regularly collaborating with each other on improving democratic governance at district, sub-district and village levels.
  3. By 2013, Partner CSOs are regularly engaging with district, sub-district and village governments to improve participation, transparency, accountability, social justice and pro-poor service delivery.   
  4. By 2013, Government programs and donor programs are taking into account lessons and good practice examples from ACCESS Phase II.

The five functional areas that define the activities and outputs during the life of the Program are:

Functional Area 1:    Resourcing and administering the Program;
Functional Area 2:    Engaging with CSOs and local governments to implement the Program;
Functional Area 3:    Building the capacity of CSOs and  their networks for LDG improvements;  
Functional Area 4:    Supporting the planning and implementation of self directed development efforts; and
Functional Area 5:    Promoting continuous learning and policy and practice change both internally and externally.

Eligibility Criteria
In order to be eligible for the Partner Grants, the organisation must, as a minimum:


In order to be eligible for Project Grants, the organisation or group must, as a minimum:


In order for an individual to be eligible to receive an Innovative Grant, she/he must as a minimum:
Have more than 5 years verifiable experience (i.e. written evidence) related to the proposed activity.
Be willing to establish a separate account for the project or have an accounting system for adequately separating project funds.
Show a demonstrated commitment to the Principles of ACCESS Phase II.
Provide references from three appropriately qualified persons.
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